Basics Of Southeast Asia

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Basics Of Southeast Asia - Quiz

A quiz about the basics of southeast asia


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the leader of North Vietnam?

    • A.

      Kim il Sung

    • B.

      Kim Jong Il

    • C.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • D.

      Hosaka Simiroushi

    • E.

      George Dubya

    Correct Answer
    C. Ho Chi Minh
    Explanation
    Ho Chi Minh was the leader of North Vietnam. He played a crucial role in the country's struggle for independence and unification. Ho Chi Minh was a Vietnamese communist revolutionary and statesman who led the Viet Minh independence movement against French colonial rule. He later became the President of North Vietnam and was a key figure in the Vietnam War. Ho Chi Minh is widely regarded as a national hero and is revered in Vietnam for his leadership and contributions to the country's independence.

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  • 2. 

    This island was originally a portuguese colony, but was added to indonesia after independence in the 1970's

    • A.

      Indonesia

    • B.

      Brunei

    • C.

      Timor

    • D.

      Burma

    Correct Answer
    C. Timor
    Explanation
    Timor was originally a Portuguese colony, but after Indonesia gained independence in the 1970s, it was added to Indonesia.

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  • 3. 

    Buddhism in Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand follow the Mahayana tradition.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Buddhism in Southeast Asia, with the exception of Vietnam, generally follow the Thervada tradition. Mahayana Buddhists in Southeast Asia are usually of Chinese ethnicity.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following was not a french possession during the late 19th and early 20th centuries

    • A.

      Malaysia

    • B.

      Cambodia

    • C.

      Thailand

    • D.

      Singapore

    Correct Answer
    D. Singapore
    Explanation
    During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Singapore was not a French possession. While Malaysia, Cambodia, and Thailand were all under French colonial rule during this time, Singapore was a British possession. It became a British trading post in the early 19th century and later developed into a major port and city. Therefore, Singapore was not part of the French colonial empire during this period.

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  • 5. 

    Most of what is today indonesia, was a colony of the

    • A.

      British

    • B.

      French

    • C.

      Dutch

    • D.

      German

    Correct Answer
    C. Dutch
    Explanation
    Most of what is today Indonesia was a colony of the Dutch. The Dutch East India Company, also known as the VOC, established trading posts in the Indonesian archipelago in the 17th century. Over time, the Dutch expanded their control over the region and established a colonial administration. They exploited the resources of Indonesia, including spices, and imposed their language, culture, and governance on the local population. The Dutch colonial rule lasted until Indonesia declared its independence in 1945.

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  • 6. 

    What country borders India, China, Laos, and Thailand?

    Correct Answer
    Myanmar
    Burma
    Explanation
    Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the correct answer because it is the country that shares borders with India, China, Laos, and Thailand.

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  • 7. 

    A very important part of the history of Southeast Asia, this empire even established a tributary in the Philippines.

    • A.

      Ayutthaya

    • B.

      Sukothai

    • C.

      Champa

    • D.

      Majapahit

    Correct Answer
    D. Majapahit
    Explanation
    Majapahit is the correct answer because it was a significant empire in Southeast Asia that had a strong influence in the region. It not only controlled large parts of present-day Indonesia but also established a tributary in the Philippines, showcasing its power and reach. The empire was known for its maritime prowess, cultural achievements, and political dominance, making it a crucial part of Southeast Asian history.

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  • 8. 

    How do you classify the countries in Asia based on the level of economic development?

  • 9. 

    Why did the Westerners colonize Southeast Asia?

  • 10. 

    What  positive core values still exist in Southeast Asia?

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