1.  Evaluate the changes in Ashoka’s reign brought about by his conversion to Buddhism. How did his rule differ from other civilizations in chapters 1 and 2?
2.  How did the caste system develop in ancient India?  What were its advantages and disadvantages?  How did dharma and samsara reinforce the system? 
3.  Describe the civil service system of ancient China.  How did it originate?  Contrast Confucianism and Legalism.