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  • 1. 
    There are 3 sub-regions of East Asia. Which answer is NOT a sub-region of East Asia?
    • A. 

      China, Mongolia, and Taiwan

    • B. 

      Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia

    • C. 

      North Korea, South Korea,

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 2. 
    Hong Kong was "leased" by the British until ____ and is now part of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
    • A. 

      1996

    • B. 

      1997

    • C. 

      1998

    • D. 

      1999

  • 3. 
    Macao was under Portuguese control until _____ and is now part of the People's Republic of China.
    • A. 

      1996

    • B. 

      1997

    • C. 

      1998

    • D. 

      1999

  • 4. 
    The climate of southern Japan, south Korean peninsula, and southern China is:
    • A. 

      Highland

    • B. 

      Arid and semiarid

    • C. 

      Humid subtropical

    • D. 

      Continental/mid-altitude

  • 5. 
    The climate of Mongolia and Northern China is: 
    • A. 

      Tropical savanna

    • B. 

      Arid and semiarid

    • C. 

      Highland

    • D. 

      Tundra

  • 6. 
    The climate of Western China is:
    • A. 

      Tundra

    • B. 

      Tropical savanna

    • C. 

      Monsoon

    • D. 

      Highland

  • 7. 
    The climate of Eastern China and Northern Japan is:
    • A. 

      Continental/mid-altitude

    • B. 

      Tropical Savanna

    • C. 

      Tundra

    • D. 

      Highland

  • 8. 
    East Asia is divided into 2 physiographic regions, Arid China in the west and Humid China in the east.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What is the highest and largest plateau in the world?
    • A. 

      Central Siberian Plateau

    • B. 

      Iranian Plateau

    • C. 

      Tibetan Plateau

    • D. 

      Deccan Plateau

  • 10. 
    The Tibetan Plateau makes up ___ of China's land area and ___ of its population.
    • A. 

      50% and 25%

    • B. 

      25% and 10%

    • C. 

      25 % and <1%

    • D. 

      50% and 10%

  • 11. 
    A ____ is a long hair cloven-hoofed mammal found throughout the region of South Central Asia.
    • A. 

      Cow

    • B. 

      Buffalo

    • C. 

      Yak

    • D. 

      Yam

  • 12. 
    A ____ is a collapsible circular tent stretched over a pole frame and is used by central Asian nomadic people.
    • A. 

      Ger

    • B. 

      Blob

    • C. 

      Yak

    • D. 

      Yam

  • 13. 
    Which is a mountain found in East Asia? (more than one answer)
    • A. 

      Altay

    • B. 

      Tien Shan

    • C. 

      Kilimanjaro

    • D. 

      Khingan Range

  • 14. 
    Which is a land depression is East Asia? (more than one answer)
    • A. 

      Grand Canyon

    • B. 

      Tarim Basin

    • C. 

      Turfan Depression

    • D. 

      Mariana's Trench

  • 15. 
    Which is a desert in East Asia? (more than one answer)
    • A. 

      Gobi

    • B. 

      Death Valley

    • C. 

      Sahara

    • D. 

      Taklamakan

  • 16. 
    Which is a plateau in East Asia? (more than one answer)
    • A. 

      Iranian

    • B. 

      Central Siberian

    • C. 

      Mongolian

    • D. 

      Ordos

  • 17. 
    The ____ River is got its name because of the large amounts of silt that it carries known as ____.
    • A. 

      Red, Dirt

    • B. 

      Yellow, Dirt

    • C. 

      Red, Loess

    • D. 

      Yellow, Loess

  • 18. 
    Loess soils are extremely fine which makes them susceptible to ____ erosion.
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Fire

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 19. 
    Where are the plains in East Asia? (more than one answer)
    • A. 

      Northeast China

    • B. 

      North China

    • C. 

      South China

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 20. 
    Which are the two major rivers in East Asia?
    • A. 

      Yellow River, Yangtze River

    • B. 

      Mekong River, Yangtze River

    • C. 

      Yellow River, Mekong River

    • D. 

      Mississippi River, Nile River

  • 21. 
    What is the name of the peninsula in East Asia?
    • A. 

      Korean

    • B. 

      Cape Cod

    • C. 

      Somalia

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 22. 
    What is the name of the archipelago in East Asia?
    • A. 

      Philippines

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      Hawaii

    • D. 

      Long Island

  • 23. 
    How many main islands are there in Japan?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 24. 
    Which is a main island of Japan? (more than one answer)
    • A. 

      Hokkiado

    • B. 

      Honshu

    • C. 

      Shikoku

    • D. 

      Honululu

    • E. 

      Kyushu

  • 25. 
    Which is the largest island of Japan?
    • A. 

      Honshu

    • B. 

      Hokkaido

    • C. 

      Shikoku

    • D. 

      Kyushu

  • 26. 
    Approximately how many islands make up Japan as a whole?
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      300

    • C. 

      3,000

    • D. 

      30,000

  • 27. 
    The largest dam in the world is located in East Asia, what is it called?
    • A. 

      Hoover

    • B. 

      Three Gorges-Dam

    • C. 

      Beaver

    • D. 

      San Luis

  • 28. 
    How wide is the Three Gorges-Dam?
    • A. 

      0.50 miles

    • B. 

      0.75 miles

    • C. 

      1 mile

    • D. 

      1.25 miles

  • 29. 
    The Three Gorges-Dam is estimated to produce ____ of China's power output.
    • A. 

      1%

    • B. 

      5%

    • C. 

      10%

    • D. 

      15%

  • 30. 
    About how many people had to be relocated to build the Three Gorges-Dam?
    • A. 

      200,000

    • B. 

      500,000

    • C. 

      1 million

    • D. 

      2 million

  • 31. 
    China was a Dyanstic System until 1911.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Japan was a Dynastic System until 1868.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Which of the following was NOT part of Japan's social hierarchy?
    • A. 

      Shogunate

    • B. 

      Daimyos

    • C. 

      King

    • D. 

      Samurais

    • E. 

      Farmers & artisans

  • 34. 
    What is the population size of East Asia as of 2011?
    • A. 

      500 million

    • B. 

      1 billion

    • C. 

      1.56 billion

    • D. 

      1.6 billion

  • 35. 
    From 1961-1972, the population of China grew by 210 million because of:
    • A. 

      High death rates, low birth rates

    • B. 

      Low death rates, high birth rates

    • C. 

      High death rates, high birth rates

    • D. 

      Low death rates, low birth rates

  • 36. 
    After the establishment of birth quotas, urban families could have:
    • A. 

      One child

    • B. 

      Two children

    • C. 

      Up to three children

  • 37. 
    After the establishment of birth quotas, rural families could have:
    • A. 

      One child

    • B. 

      Two children

    • C. 

      Up to three children

  • 38. 
    After the establishment of birth quotas, ethnic minorities could have:
    • A. 

      One child

    • B. 

      Two children

    • C. 

      Up to three children

  • 39. 
    What is the world's busiest pedestrian crossing?
    • A. 

      Times Square in NYC, United States of America

    • B. 

      Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan

    • C. 

      Palmetto Draw Bridge in Boca Raton, United States of America

  • 40. 
    By 2025, it is estimated that as many as ________ of the Japanese population will be aged 65 or more years.
    • A. 

      One in two

    • B. 

      One in four

    • C. 

      One in eight

    • D. 

      One in ten