General Knowledge Of Asia 1

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General Knowledge Of Asia 1 - Quiz

Please do not attempt to cheat in this test. Use the test as a good gauge of how you are doing in this field of study at this point in time, and always seek to improve as time goes by. This test mainly focuses on general knowledge in Asia.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is not a country classified in the South-East Asian region?

    • A.

      Brunei Darussalam

    • B.

      Taiwan

    • C.

      Timor Leste (Or East Timor)

    • D.

      Myanmar

    Correct Answer
    B. Taiwan
    Explanation
    Taiwan is not classified as a country in the South-East Asian region. While it is geographically located in East Asia, it is not included in the South-East Asian region. The countries listed in the options, Brunei Darussalam, Timor Leste (or East Timor), and Myanmar, are all part of the South-East Asian region. Taiwan is often considered part of East Asia or sometimes classified separately.

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  • 2. 

    Gloria Arroyo is president of which country?

    Correct Answer
    Philippines
    the Philippines
    Explanation
    If you had the correct idea, but the wrong spelling, you will still get it wrong. The answer is spelled Philippines.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is the capital of a country?

    • A.

      Sydney

    • B.

      Tashkent

    • C.

      Ho Chi Minh City

    • D.

      Sumatra

    Correct Answer
    B. Tashkent
    Explanation
    Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan, a country in Central Asia. It serves as the political, economic, and cultural center of the nation. Tashkent is known for its historical significance, modern architecture, and vibrant cultural scene, making it a key city in the region.

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  • 4. 

    Name the Thai king.

    • A.

      Bhumibol Adulyadej / Phumiphon Adunyadet

    • B.

      Abdullah

    • C.

      Abhisit Vejjajiva

    • D.

      Thaksin Shinawatra

    Correct Answer
    A. Bhumibol Adulyadej / Phumiphon Adunyadet
    Explanation
    Abhisit is the current Thai PM, while Thaksin is one of many recent former Thai PMs. Other recent Thai PMs include Samak Sundaravej and Somchai Wongsawat.

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  • 5. 

    What is the capital of Laos?

    Correct Answer
    Vientiane
    Explanation
    Vientiane is the correct answer because it is the capital of Laos. The question asks for the capital of Laos, and Vientiane is the capital city.

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  • 6. 

    Who is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

    • A.

      PM of Iraq

    • B.

      PM of Iran

    • C.

      President of Iran

    • D.

      President of Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    C. President of Iran
    Explanation
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the correct answer because he served as the President of Iran from 2005 to 2013. He is a controversial figure known for his conservative policies and controversial statements, particularly regarding Iran's nuclear program and Israel. Ahmadinejad's presidency was marked by economic challenges, international sanctions, and political repression.

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  • 7. 

    What is Wen Jiabao's designation? (Country, Space, Designation)

    Correct Answer
    China PM
    China Prime Minister
    China Premier
    Explanation
    Wen Jiabao's designation is the Prime Minister of China. In China, the Prime Minister is also referred to as the Premier. Therefore, all three options, China PM, China Prime Minister, and China Premier, are correct designations for Wen Jiabao.

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  • 8. 

    Where is Islamabad?

    • A.

      Israel

    • B.

      Iran

    • C.

      Pakistan

    • D.

      Palestine

    Correct Answer
    C. Pakistan
    Explanation
    Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan. Israel's capital is Tel Aviv. (I am not too sure, because Israel regards Jerusalem as their capital, while Tel Aviv is viewed internationally as its capital instead.)

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  • 9. 

    Who is the opposition leader in Malaysian politics?

    • A.

      Anwar Ibrahim

    • B.

      Najib Razak

    • C.

      Abdullah Badawi

    • D.

      Tharman Shanmugaratnam

    Correct Answer
    A. Anwar Ibrahim
    Explanation
    Najib is taking over as Malaysian PM in place of Abdullah Badawi, in a power handover within the Barisan Nasional coalition. Najib, before taking over, is DPM. Tharman, of course, is the current Minister for Finance in Singapore.

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