2. Who was the founder of the Gupta Empire?
3. How did the Maurya and Gupta empires shape Indian culture?
The Maurya introduced Buddhism and encouraged nonviolence and religious tolerance, the Gupta fostered the arts and sciences.
4. Why was the invention of the Arabic numerals significant?
It made possible complicated arithmetic calculations.
5. What generalization can you make about the golden age of India?
It was an age of peace and prosperity, as well as of artistic and scientific achievements.