The Indian Caste System
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The Indian Caste System

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What group in Filipino society served as vassals under the maharlika?

The maginoo

Who were the highest positions in Filipino society during the pre-colonial period?

The babaylan and the datu

Which group primarily served the nobility and the divine according to the text?

The babaylan

During what time period was the Filipino caste system first established?

<p>Pre-colonial period</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who is described as the highest religious position covered by Filipino women and homosexual men?

<p>The babaylan</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which group in Filipino society was composed of feudal lords agreeing to an unbreakable alliance?

<p>The maharlika</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which group of people is characterized by living along or below the poverty line and lacking the means to meet basic necessities?

<p>Lower class</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who among the following philosophers did NOT extensively study social classes?

<p>John Locke</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which social class is characterized by having the means to meet all basic necessities needed for survival?

<p>Elite class</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which system is known for being divided into two major groups, with one group further subdivided into four sections?

<p>Indian caste system</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the general hierarchy of social classes shown in Figure 1?

<p>Lower class, middle class, elite class</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which philosopher is NOT mentioned in relation to the study of social classes?

<p>Aristotle</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the role of the aliping saguiguilid in the pre-colonial Filipino caste system?

<p>They represented actual slaves</p> Signup and view all the answers

How did the aliping namamahay differ from the aliping saguiguilid in the pre-colonial Filipino caste system?

<p>They were workers of the land similar to peasants</p> Signup and view all the answers

What major change occurred in the Filipino caste system when Spain colonized the Philippines?

<p>The colonizers were placed at the top</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was unique about Muslims during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines?

<p>They were exempt from paying taxes</p> Signup and view all the answers

How did Indians become part of the Filipino caste system during British Occupation?

<p>Their mixed-race descendants were classified based on their heritage</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main characteristic of the casta system introduced by Spain in the Philippines?

<p>Caste members paid taxes based on racial heritage</p> Signup and view all the answers

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