Southeast Asia Practice Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What is terrace farming?

    • A.

      Farming in deforested swampy lands

    • B.

      Farms dug into the side of a hill/mountain

    • C.

      Fields on the mountainsides

    • D.

      Fields on the flat open plains of Mainland Southeast Asia

    Correct Answer
    B. Farms dug into the side of a hill/mountain
    Explanation
    Terrace farming refers to the practice of cultivating crops on steps or terraces carved into the slopes of hills or mountains. This method allows farmers to make use of steep and hilly terrain, preventing soil erosion and maximizing the use of available land. By creating flat surfaces, terrace farming helps to retain water and prevent it from running off, making it suitable for areas with limited rainfall. This technique has been used for centuries in various parts of the world, including Asia, South America, and Africa, to overcome the challenges of cultivating crops in mountainous regions.

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  • 2. 

    What is paddy farming?

    • A.

      Farming in deforested swampy lands

    • B.

      Farming dug into the side of a hill/mountain

    • C.

      Fields on the mountainsides

    • D.

      Fields on the flat open plains of Mainland Southeast Asia

    Correct Answer
    A. Farming in deforested swampy lands
    Explanation
    Paddy farming refers to the cultivation of rice in deforested swampy lands. This type of farming involves clearing the forests in swampy areas to create fields for growing rice. The land is typically flooded to create the ideal conditions for rice cultivation. Paddy farming is commonly practiced in regions with abundant water resources, such as Mainland Southeast Asia, where the flat open plains provide suitable conditions for growing rice.

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  • 3. 

    Which country had the largest rice yields in 2005?

    • A.

      Indonesia

    • B.

      Malaysia

    • C.

      Philippines

    • D.

      Thailand

    Correct Answer
    A. Indonesia
    Explanation
    In 2005, Indonesia had the largest rice yields.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following was NOT part to blame for deforestation in Southeast Asia?

    • A.

      Car industry

    • B.

      Export of tropical hardwoods

    • C.

      Palm oil

    • D.

      Rice production

    Correct Answer
    D. Rice production
    Explanation
    Rice production was not part to blame for deforestation in Southeast Asia. While the car industry, export of tropical hardwoods, and palm oil have all contributed to deforestation in the region, rice production does not have the same significant impact. Deforestation in Southeast Asia is primarily driven by the expansion of agricultural land for cash crops like palm oil and the logging industry for tropical hardwoods. Rice production, although a significant agricultural activity in the region, does not contribute to deforestation on the same scale as these other factors.

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  • 5. 

    What are the impacts of deforestation?

    • A.

      Loss of species habitat, flooding and soil erosion, more tropical storms

    • B.

      More tropical storms, pollution from burning forests and timber machines, flooding and soil erosion

    • C.

      Flooding and soil erosion, loss of species habitat, pollution from burning forests and timber machines

    • D.

      Pollution from burning forests and timber machines, more tropical storms, loss of species habitat

    Correct Answer
    C. Flooding and soil erosion, loss of species habitat, pollution from burning forests and timber machines
    Explanation
    Deforestation has several impacts, including flooding and soil erosion. When trees are cut down, their roots can no longer hold the soil in place, leading to increased erosion and the loss of fertile land. Additionally, the removal of trees disrupts the water cycle, resulting in increased flooding. Deforestation also leads to the loss of species habitat, as many plants and animals rely on forests for their survival. Lastly, burning forests and using timber machines for deforestation release pollutants into the air, contributing to air pollution and climate change.

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  • 6. 

    Which countries were part of European colonialism during the Mercantile Period?

    • A.

      Portugal, France, Netherlands

    • B.

      Spain, France, Portugal

    • C.

      France, Netherlands, Spain

    • D.

      Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

    Correct Answer
    D. Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
    Explanation
    During the Mercantile Period, European colonialism involved various countries establishing colonies and exploiting resources in other parts of the world. The correct answer, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, accurately identifies three countries that were actively involved in European colonialism during this time. The Netherlands, through the Dutch East India Company, established colonies and trading posts in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Portugal, with its vast maritime empire, had colonies and trading posts in Africa, Asia, and South America. Spain, with its extensive exploration and conquests, established colonies in the Americas, including present-day Mexico, Peru, and the Caribbean.

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  • 7. 

    Which countries were part of European colonialism during the Industrial Period?

    • A.

      Netherlands, France, Britain

    • B.

      France, Britain, United States

    • C.

      Britain, United States, Netherlands

    • D.

      United States, Netherlands, France

    Correct Answer
    B. France, Britain, United States
    Explanation
    During the Industrial Period, European colonialism was characterized by the expansion of European powers to establish colonies in various parts of the world. France, Britain, and the United States were all part of this colonialism. France had colonies in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. Britain had a vast empire that included colonies in India, Africa, and the Americas. The United States, although a relatively latecomer to colonialism, had colonies in the Pacific and the Caribbean. Therefore, the answer "France, Britain, United States" is correct as these countries were all involved in European colonialism during the Industrial Period.

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  • 8. 

    What percent of Indonesia lives in urban areas?

    • A.

      10%

    • B.

      25%

    • C.

      50%

    • D.

      75%

    Correct Answer
    C. 50%
    Explanation
    Approximately 50% of Indonesia's population lives in urban areas. This means that half of the country's population resides in cities or towns rather than rural areas. Urbanization has been a significant trend in Indonesia, with more people moving to urban areas in search of better job opportunities, education, healthcare, and infrastructure. The high urban population percentage indicates the level of development and urban growth in the country.

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  • 9. 

    As of 2011, the population of Southeast Asia is _______.

    • A.

      200 Million

    • B.

      400 Million

    • C.

      600 Million

    • D.

      800 Million

    Correct Answer
    C. 600 Million
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 600 million because as of 2011, the population of Southeast Asia was estimated to be around this number.

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  • 10. 

    Indonesia is the world's ______ most populous country.

    • A.

      1st

    • B.

      4th

    • C.

      7th

    • D.

      11th

    Correct Answer
    B. 4th
    Explanation
    Indonesia is the world's 4th most populous country because it has a large population. It is surpassed in population only by three other countries, making it the 4th most populous country in the world.

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  • 11. 

    Indonesia is the world's largest ______ country.

    • A.

      Christian

    • B.

      Muslim

    • C.

      Hindi

    • D.

      Atheist

    Correct Answer
    B. Muslim
    Explanation
    Indonesia is the world's largest Muslim country because it has the highest population of Muslims compared to any other country in the world. With over 225 million Muslims, Indonesia has a majority Muslim population, making it the largest Muslim country globally.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following describes the migration from dense urban to sparse rural areas?

    • A.

      International Migration

    • B.

      Internal Migration

    • C.

      Transmigration

    Correct Answer
    C. Transmigration
    Explanation
    Transmigration refers to the process of moving from densely populated urban areas to sparsely populated rural areas. This term is commonly used to describe the movement of people from one region or country to another. In this context, transmigration accurately describes the migration from dense urban to sparse rural areas, as it indicates a significant change in the population distribution and settlement patterns.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following describes the migration of refugees and workers because of war, ethnic conflicts, and poverty?

    • A.

      International Migration

    • B.

      Internal Migration

    • C.

      Transmigration

    Correct Answer
    B. Internal Migration
    Explanation
    Internal migration refers to the movement of people within the same country or region. In the context of the question, the migration of refugees and workers due to war, ethnic conflicts, and poverty would most likely occur within the borders of a country or region, rather than across international borders. Therefore, the correct answer is internal migration.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following describes the migration of labor migrants to the Middle East?

    • A.

      International Migration

    • B.

      Internal Migration

    • C.

      Transmigration

    Correct Answer
    A. International Migration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is International Migration. This is because labor migrants moving to the Middle East are coming from different countries outside of the region, making it an international movement. Internal Migration refers to movement within a country, and Transmigration typically refers to forced or planned resettlement of people within a country.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following makes up "The Little Tigers"?

    • A.

      Thailand, Laos, Burma

    • B.

      Vietnam, Philippines, Laos

    • C.

      Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia

    • D.

      Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand

    Correct Answer
    D. Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand
    Explanation
    "The Little Tigers" refers to the group of three Southeast Asian countries - Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. These countries are often referred to as the "Little Tigers" due to their rapid economic growth and development in the late 20th century. They share similar characteristics such as strong manufacturing sectors, export-oriented economies, and high GDP per capita compared to their neighboring countries.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following has the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?

    • A.

      Cambodia

    • B.

      Vietnam

    • C.

      Singapore and Brunei

    • D.

      Burma

    Correct Answer
    C. Singapore and Brunei
    Explanation
    Singapore and Brunei have the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) among the given options. This is because both Singapore and Brunei are small countries with strong economies and high levels of development. Singapore is known for its robust financial and service sectors, while Brunei has a thriving oil and gas industry. These factors contribute to their high GDP, surpassing Cambodia, Vietnam, and Burma.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following countries has a lowest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Southeast Asia?

    • A.

      Singapore and Brunei, Burma, Vietnam

    • B.

      Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam

    • C.

      Burma, Singapore and Brunei, Vietnam

    • D.

      Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore and Brunei

    Correct Answer
    B. Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam. This is because the question asks for the country with the lowest GDP in Southeast Asia, and out of the given options, this combination includes Burma, which is commonly known to have one of the lowest GDPs in the region.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is part of the Mainland/Peninsula Region?

    • A.

      Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos

    • B.

      Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Burma, Cambodia

    • C.

      Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia

    • D.

      Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam

    Correct Answer
    A. Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos
    Explanation
    The Mainland/Peninsula Region includes Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. This region is located in Southeast Asia and is characterized by its mainland geography, as opposed to being composed of islands like other regions in the area. These countries share borders with each other and have similar cultural and historical influences.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following is part of the Island/Insular Region?

    • A.

      Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore

    • B.

      Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia

    • C.

      Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia

    • D.

      Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos

    Correct Answer
    B. Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia. These three countries are part of the Island/Insular Region because they are all located in Southeast Asia and consist of numerous islands. The Philippines is an archipelago made up of over 7,000 islands, Malaysia has both mainland and island territories, and Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world with over 17,000 islands. These countries share similar geographical and cultural characteristics as part of the Island/Insular Region.

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  • 20. 

    The icicle-looking rock formations in caves that comes down from the top are called a __________.

    • A.

      Stalactites

    • B.

      Stalagmites

    Correct Answer
    A. Stalactites
    Explanation
    Stalactites are the icicle-looking rock formations that hang from the ceiling of caves. They are formed by the slow dripping of mineral-rich water from the roof of the cave. Over time, the minerals in the water accumulate and harden, creating the elongated and pointed structures that resemble icicles. Stalactites are often found in limestone caves and can vary in size and shape. It is important to note that stalagmites, on the other hand, are similar formations but they grow upwards from the cave floor.

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  • 21. 

    The icicle-looking rock formations in caves that come up from the ground are called _________.

    • A.

      Stalactites

    • B.

      Stalagmites

    Correct Answer
    B. Stalagmites
    Explanation
    Stalagmites are the icicle-looking rock formations that rise from the ground in caves. They are formed when mineral-rich water drips from the ceiling and deposits minerals on the cave floor, gradually building up over time. Stalagmites grow upwards towards the ceiling of the cave and can vary in size and shape. They are often found in conjunction with stalactites, which hang from the cave ceiling. Together, stalactites and stalagmites create a unique and fascinating underground landscape.

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  • 22. 

    Wallace's Line divides:

    • A.

      The Pacific plate from the Filipino plate

    • B.

      The Australian plate from the Pacific plate

    • C.

      The Australian plate from the Eurasian plate

    • D.

      The Filipino plate from the Eurasian plate

    Correct Answer
    C. The Australian plate from the Eurasian plate
    Explanation
    Wallace's Line is a biogeographical boundary that separates the flora and fauna of Australia and Southeast Asia. It runs between the Australian plate and the Eurasian plate, delineating the distinct ecosystems found on each side. This line is named after the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, who observed the significant differences in species distribution between the two regions. Therefore, the correct answer is "The Australian plate from the Eurasian plate."

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  • 23. 

    Marsupials are present in which region of Southeast Asia?

    • A.

      Northwest

    • B.

      Southwest

    • C.

      Northeast

    • D.

      Southeast

    Correct Answer
    D. Southeast
    Explanation
    Marsupials are present in the Southeast region of Southeast Asia. This region is known for its diverse and unique wildlife, including marsupials such as wallabies, tree kangaroos, and sugar gliders. The Southeast region of Southeast Asia encompasses countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines, which have a variety of habitats suitable for marsupials to thrive. The presence of marsupials in this region is a result of their adaptation to the local environment and the historical distribution of these animals.

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  • 24. 

    Tigers, elephants, and orangutans are present in which region of Southeast Asia?

    • A.

      Northwest

    • B.

      Southwest

    • C.

      Northeast

    • D.

      Southeast

    Correct Answer
    A. Northwest
    Explanation
    Tigers, elephants, and orangutans are present in the Northwest region of Southeast Asia. This region includes countries like Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, which are known for their diverse and rich wildlife habitats. These animals are adapted to the tropical rainforests and grasslands found in this region, making it their natural habitat. The Northwest region of Southeast Asia is known for its biodiversity and is home to many endangered species, including these iconic animals.

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  • 25. 

    The Mekong river is the ____ largest river in the world.

    • A.

      1st

    • B.

      5th

    • C.

      10th

    • D.

      15th

    Correct Answer
    C. 10th
    Explanation
    The Mekong river is considered the 10th largest river in the world. This ranking is based on its total length and the amount of water it carries. The Mekong river is approximately 4,350 kilometers long and flows through several countries in Southeast Asia, including China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Its large size and significant water flow make it one of the major rivers globally, earning it the 10th position in terms of size.

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  • 26. 

    When talking about natural disasters in Southeast Asia, which of the following is NOT a geologic hazard?

    • A.

      Earthquakes

    • B.

      Tsunamis

    • C.

      Typhoons

    • D.

      Volcanic eruptions

    Correct Answer
    C. Typhoons
    Explanation
    Typhoons are not a geologic hazard because they are meteorological events, not geological events. Typhoons are large, rotating storms that form over warm ocean waters and are characterized by strong winds and heavy rainfall. They are caused by atmospheric conditions and are not directly related to geological processes such as tectonic activity or volcanic eruptions. In contrast, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions are all geologic hazards as they are caused by movements and interactions within the Earth's crust and mantle.

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  • 27. 

    When talking about natural disasters in Southeast Asia, which of the following is NOT a climatic hazard?

    • A.

      Typhoons

    • B.

      Flooding

    • C.

      Earthquakes

    Correct Answer
    C. Earthquakes
    Explanation
    Earthquakes are not considered a climatic hazard because they are geological events caused by the movement of tectonic plates beneath the Earth's surface. Unlike typhoons and flooding, which are directly related to weather patterns and climate conditions, earthquakes are not influenced by climate factors. They occur due to the release of energy in the Earth's crust, resulting in shaking and displacement of the ground. Therefore, earthquakes are not considered a climatic hazard in Southeast Asia or any other region.

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  • 28. 

    The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami killed 225,000 people in 11 countries.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami did indeed result in the tragic loss of 225,000 lives across 11 countries. This devastating natural disaster occurred on December 26, 2004, triggered by a massive undersea earthquake near the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The tsunami waves caused widespread destruction along the coasts of countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, and others, leading to this significant loss of life.

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  • 29. 

    The _____ River, which runs approximately 4,000km from Tibet through China to the tip of Cambodia is the longest river in Southeast Asia.

    • A.

      Mekong

    • B.

      Yellow

    • C.

      Yangtze

    • D.

      Mississippi

    Correct Answer
    A. Mekong
    Explanation
    The Mekong River is the correct answer because it is the longest river in Southeast Asia, running approximately 4,000km from Tibet through China to the tip of Cambodia. The Yellow River, Yangtze River, and Mississippi River are not relevant to the given information and are not the longest rivers in Southeast Asia.

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  • 30. 

    A _______ is a series of waves created when a body of water, such as an ocean, is rapidly displaced due to the moving of plate tectonics on the ocean floor. 

    • A.

      Cyclone

    • B.

      Tsunami

    • C.

      Typhoon

    • D.

      Earthquake

    Correct Answer
    B. Tsunami
    Explanation
    A tsunami is a series of waves created when a body of water, such as an ocean, is rapidly displaced due to the moving of plate tectonics on the ocean floor. Tsunamis are typically caused by underwater earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or landslides. These powerful waves can travel across the ocean at high speeds and can cause significant destruction when they reach coastal areas.

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