South Asia Unit 8 Physical Map Quiz

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Quiz on the physical features of South Asia (for THS 2010 Summer School)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name the mountain range to the far northwest of South Asia.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hindu Kush. The Hindu Kush mountain range is located in the far northwest of South Asia. It stretches across Afghanistan and Pakistan, forming a natural barrier between the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia. The range is known for its rugged and mountainous terrain, with peaks reaching heights of over 7,000 meters. The Hindu Kush has significant cultural and historical importance, as it has been a crossroads for various civilizations and played a vital role in trade and migration routes throughout history.

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  • 2. 

    Name the river that lies directly south of the Hindu Kush.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Indus River, as it is the river that lies directly south of the Hindu Kush. The Indus River is one of the longest rivers in Asia and flows through Pakistan. It is an important river for the region, providing water for irrigation and serving as a vital transportation route.

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  • 3. 

    The ______ Desert is located in northwest South Asia.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Thar". The Thar Desert is indeed located in northwest South Asia. It spans across parts of India and Pakistan, covering an area of approximately 200,000 square kilometers. The desert is known for its arid and sandy terrain, with limited vegetation and extreme temperatures. It is home to various indigenous communities and supports a unique ecosystem adapted to the harsh desert conditions.

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  • 4. 

    The _________ __________ are located in northeast South Asia and contain Mt. ________. (put a comma between answers)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Himalaya mountains, Everest". The sentence is asking about the location of the mountains and the specific mountain within that region. The correct answer capitalizes "Himalaya" and "Everest" as proper nouns. The other options either have incorrect capitalization or do not match the correct spelling.

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  • 5. 

    The __ is the second highest peak in South Asia.

    Explanation
    K2, also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori, is the second highest peak in South Asia. It is located in the Karakoram Range and stands at a height of 8,611 meters (28,251 feet). The highest peak in South Asia is Mount Everest, but K2 is the second highest.

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  • 6. 

    This landform is directly south of the Himalaya Mountains

    Explanation
    The landform that is directly south of the Himalaya Mountains is known as the Indo-Gangetic Plains. This region is a vast and fertile plain that stretches across northern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It is formed by the deposition of sediments carried by the rivers originating from the Himalayas, such as the Ganges and the Indus. The Indo-Gangetic Plains are known for their rich agricultural productivity and are home to a large population.

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  • 7. 

    This mountain range is in central South Asia.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Vindhya, Vindhya Mountains, vindhya. The Vindhya Mountains are a range in central South Asia.

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    This river lies south of the Vindhya Mountains.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Narmada River. The Narmada River is located south of the Vindhya Mountains.

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  • 9. 

    This river runs through the Indo-Gangetic Plains.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ganges River. This river runs through the Indo-Gangetic Plains. The Ganges River is a transboundary river of India and Bangladesh. It is one of the most important rivers in the Indian subcontinent and is considered sacred by Hindus. It flows through the fertile Indo-Gangetic Plains, providing water for irrigation and supporting a significant population. The Ganges River is known for its cultural and religious significance, as well as its ecological importance.

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  • 10. 

    This river is the furthest east in South Asia.

    Explanation
    The Brahmaputra River is the correct answer because it is the furthest east in South Asia.

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  • 11. 

    This landform lies in southern India. (in the middle, and NOT mountains)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Deccan Plateau. The Deccan Plateau is a large landform located in southern India. It is not a mountain range, but rather a high, flat area of land that is elevated above the surrounding plains. The plateau is characterized by its rugged terrain, with rocky hills, deep valleys, and volcanic formations. It is an important agricultural region in India, known for its black soil and the cultivation of crops such as cotton, millet, and sugarcane. The Deccan Plateau is also rich in mineral resources, including coal, iron ore, and manganese.

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  • 12. 

    The _______ ______ and the _______ ______ border the east and west coasts of southern India. (list landforms from east to west; separate answers with a comma)

    Explanation
    The Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats border the east and west coasts of southern India.

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  • 13. 

    List the major bodies of water from east going down southward then west. (there are three, separate them by commas)

    Explanation
    The major bodies of water listed in the correct answer are the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea. These bodies of water are listed in the order of east to west, starting with the Bay of Bengal on the eastern side, followed by the Indian Ocean, and finally the Arabian Sea on the western side.

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