Southern And Eastern Asia Review

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Southern And Eastern Asia Review

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How has the Indian practice of cremating their dead on the banks of the Ganges River and development of more industry been a problem for other people who use the river?
    • A. 

      People are not allowed to go near the river when cremations are taking place

    • B. 

      The banks along the river regularly catch fire and threaten Indian homes built there.

    • C. 

      Factory owners cannot use water once human ashes have been thrown into it upstream.

    • D. 

      The ashes of the dead, as well as partially burned bodies, constantly float down the river, along with industrial waste from factories.

  • 2. 
    When Beijing, China was awarded the 2000 Olympics, what environmental issue was a big concern for many of the athletes?
    • A. 

      The city’s terrible air pollution

    • B. 

      Heavy seasonal rains that come to China in the summer

    • C. 

      Temperatures would be too hot in the summer in China

    • D. 

      Lack of fresh drinking water was the main concern before the games

  • 3. 
    What is the source of the air pollution that causes problems in India’s urban areas? 
    • A. 

      Few people in India feel air pollution is a problem.

    • B. 

      No government efforts have been made to control air pollution.

    • C. 

      There really is no effective way to control air pollution in the world today.

    • D. 

      It is due to a rapidly growing population, heavy industry and thousands of automobiles.

  • 4. 
    What generalization can be made about the climate and geography of Southern and Eastern Asia?
    • A. 

      Most of this area is covered with desert and has very few people.

    • B. 

      This large area has many different types of both climate and geography.

    • C. 

      Eastern Asia has fewer mountains and therefore has a milder climate than Southeastern Asia.

    • D. 

      The climate of Southern Asia is cold and dry because of the large number of mountains and deserts.

  • 5. 
    What number marks the location of the Himalayan Mountains?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      8

  • 6. 
    Which feature is marked by the “6”? 
    • A. 

      Huang He

    • B. 

      Sea of Japan

    • C. 

      Bay of Bengal

    • D. 

      South China Sea

  • 7. 
    Which feature is marked by the “5”?
    • A. 

      Gobi Desert

    • B. 

      Ganges River

    • C. 

      Korean Peninsula

    • D. 

      Taklimakan Desert

  • 8. 
    Which country is marked by the “4”?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Indonesia

    • C. 

      North Korea

    • D. 

      South Korea

  • 9. 
    Which country is marked by the “1”?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Vietnam

    • D. 

      Bangladesh

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the Hindu sacred text?
    • A. 

      The Vedas

    • B. 

      The Quran

    • C. 

      The Middle Way

    • D. 

      The Four Noble Truths

  • 11. 
    Where was the religion of Buddhism founded?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Vietnam

  • 12. 
    In which country did Shintoism begin? 
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Vietnam

  • 13. 
    What is the caste system?
    • A. 

      The name of the Hindu priesthood

    • B. 

      A voting system used in Asian elections

    • C. 

      The name for the way labor in India is divided between men and women

    • D. 

      The division of all the people in a society into categories that are hereditary

  • 14. 
    What did Confucius believe were the keys to social order and peace?
    • A. 

      Strict caste system

    • B. 

      Worship of one god

    • C. 

      Good behavior and virtue

    • D. 

      Ruler who could keep order

  • 15. 
    Which country has a federal system of government?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      North Korea

    • D. 

      People’s Republic of China

  • 16. 
    How do the Japanese feed their people with so little good farmland?
    • A. 

      Many of the Japanese people starve every year.

    • B. 

      The Japanese depend on fishing and imported food.

    • C. 

      The Japanese sell oil to earn money to buy food from other countries.

    • D. 

      Tourists coming to see Japanese volcanoes provide most of the money the country needs.

  • 17. 
    Which is TRUE about the climate in Tokyo, Japan? 
    • A. 

      Winter is the wettest and coldest time of year.

    • B. 

      Spring is driest and temperatures are about the same as in winter.

    • C. 

      Late summer is the hottest and among the wettest times of year.

    • D. 

      Autumn begins a period of dryness, and temperatures are the hottest.

  • 18. 
    Which month is usually the driest in Tokyo, Japan?
    • A. 

      January

    • B. 

      October

    • C. 

      December

    • D. 

      September

  • 19. 
    Which table matches the precipitation data on the graph? 
    • A. 

      Table 1

    • B. 

      Table 2

    • C. 

      Table 3

    • D. 

      Table 4

  • 20. 
    Which Asian country could be described as an autocracy?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      South Korea

    • D. 

      North Korea

  • 21. 
    Which Asian countries have a democratic system of government?
    • A. 

      India and Japan

    • B. 

      China and Vietnam

    • C. 

      China and South Korea

    • D. 

      North Korea and China

  • 22. 
    Which best describes the Japanese government?
    • A. 

      Theocracy

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Federal democracy

    • D. 

      Constitutional monarchy

  • 23. 
    What sort of government is the People’s Republic of China?
    • A. 

      A monarchy

    • B. 

      A federal democracy

    • C. 

      A communist oligarchy

    • D. 

      A constitutional monarchy

  • 24. 
    Which countries have the greatest percent difference in literacy rates between men and women?
    • A. 

      China and Japan

    • B. 

      India and Vietnam

    • C. 

      Bangladesh and India

    • D. 

      Vietnam and Bangladesh

  • 25. 
    Which country is unusual in that almost every man and woman can read and write but the GDP is among the lowest in the world?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Bangladesh

    • D. 

      North Korea

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