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South Asia Unit 8 Vocab/tidbits Quiz

33 Questions
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For Unit 8 Test in World Geography (specifically THS 2010 Summer School)

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    These are rich farmlands.
  • 2. 
    An exmple of this vocab word is the Maldives (a group of islands)
  • 3. 
    This is a type of island made of a low-lying volcano.
  • 4. 
    These are seasonal winds.
  • 5. 
    This religion is polytheistic.
  • 6. 
    The ________ ________ is a sacred site for the Hindus and they call it the ________ _______. (seperate answers with a comma)
  • 7. 
    This goddess lives in the Ganges River.
  • 8. 
    This is another name for high waters, usually caused by cylcones.
  • 9. 
    Term for an arm of the sea at the lower end of a river.
  • 10. 
    This Muslim Empire in India during the 1500's conflicted with Hindu traditions.
  • 11. 
    This is the time period during which the British had control over India.
  • 12. 
    This program introduced new farming techniques and grain varieties.
  • 13. 
    This system was introduced by the Aryans, and it's lowest level has been outlawed.
  • 14. 
    Which of these castes included priests and scholars?
    • A. 

      Brahmans

    • B. 

      Kshatriyas

    • C. 

      Vaisyas

    • D. 

      Sudras

  • 15. 
    Which of these castes includes rulers and warriors?
    • A. 

      Brahmans

    • B. 

      Kshatriyas

    • C. 

      Vaisyas

    • D. 

      Sudras

  • 16. 
    Which of these castes includes artisans and laborers?
    • A. 

      Brahmans

    • B. 

      Kshatriyas

    • C. 

      Vaisyas

    • D. 

      Sudras

  • 17. 
    Which of these castes includes farmers and merchants?
    • A. 

      Brahmans

    • B. 

      Kshatriyas

    • C. 

      Vaisyas

    • D. 

      Sudras

  • 18. 
    This civilization began around 2500BC in Pakistan and was one of the world's first civilizations.
  • 19. 
    This was the division of British India
  • 20. 
    This territory is being fought over by India and Pakistan. (for control of its resources, mainly water)
  • 21. 
    This type of loan was started in Bangladesh and helps mainly women and entrepreurs.
  • 22. 
    This holiday is observed in Pakistan and most other Muslims.
  • 23. 
    The countries of Nepal and Bhutan have this type of governemnt. (single, NOT plural)
  • 24. 
    These traditional mountain guides are of _______ ancestry and are called _______. (seperate answers by a comma)
  • 25. 
    Where was Siddhartha Gautama born?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Bhutan

    • C. 

      Nepal

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 26. 
    These are geometric designs that are symbols of the universe and aid in meditation.
  • 27. 
    Check all that apply to the Sinhalese.
    • A. 

      From northern India

    • B. 

      From southern India

    • C. 

      Hindus

    • D. 

      Buddhists

  • 28. 
    Check all that apply to the Tamils.
    • A. 

      From northern India

    • B. 

      From southern India

    • C. 

      Hindus

    • D. 

      Buddhists

  • 29. 
    These were Muslim rulers
  • 30. 
    Check all that apply to: basic neccessities.
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Shelter

    • D. 

      Clothing

  • 31. 
    Check all that apply to: the summer monsoons.
    • A. 

      SW winds

    • B. 

      Heavy rain

    • C. 

      NE winds

    • D. 

      Drought

    • E. 

      June-Sept

  • 32. 
    Check all that apply to: the winter monsoons.
    • A. 

      SW winds

    • B. 

      Heavy rain

    • C. 

      NE winds

    • D. 

      Drought

    • E. 

      Oct-Feb

  • 33. 
    What is the inability to read or write?