Unit 9: Geography Of Southern & Eastern Asia

22 Questions | Total Attempts: 264

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Asia Quizzes & Trivia

This formative assessment is designed to analyze the student ability to identify and describe a wide variety of physical geographic features such as landforms and waterways that are present in Southern Asia. This information will be used to analyze why people live where they live, how religion plays a vital role in their everydays lives, and how the population density ultimately affects their economic and political systems.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following rivers is located in East Asia?
    • A. 

      Indus

    • B. 

      Ganges

    • C. 

      Huang He

    • D. 

      Nile

  • 2. 
    The mouth of the Mekong River is located near
    • A. 

      Tibet

    • B. 

      Vietnam

    • C. 

      Nepal

    • D. 

      India

  • 3. 
    The three great rivers of the Indian subcontinent are the Indus, the Brahamaputra, and the
    • A. 

      Yangtze

    • B. 

      Huang He

    • C. 

      Ganges

    • D. 

      Mekong

  • 4. 
    Snow capped mountain that separates the Sub-Continent of India from the rest of Asia is
    • A. 

      The Kunlun

    • B. 

      The Himalayas

    • C. 

      Zagros Mountain

    • D. 

      Taklimakan

  • 5. 
    What nickname is given to the high land around Mt. Everest in the Himalayas?
    • A. 

      Asia's Heart

    • B. 

      Hillary's Mountain

    • C. 

      Roof of the World

    • D. 

      Ginger Waste

  • 6. 
    The Huang River is nicknamed "China's Sorrow" because it has often
    • A. 

      Dried Up During Hot Weather

    • B. 

      Flooded crops and homes

    • C. 

      Cut Off China's Power Sources

    • D. 

      Destroyed Shipping

  • 7. 
    A Social goup that identifies people according to the occupation of their ancestors is
    • A. 

      Culture

    • B. 

      Partition

    • C. 

      Harijan

    • D. 

      Caste

  • 8. 
    The majority religion of South Asia in which 85% of India follows this
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Hinduism

    • C. 

      Islam

    • D. 

      Sikhism

  • 9. 
    The people at the bottom of the caste system are called
    • A. 

      Revolutionaries

    • B. 

      Untouchable

    • C. 

      Brahmans

    • D. 

      Punjabis

  • 10. 
    In India, it is often difficult for people to change the situation into which they are born because of the
    • A. 

      Food Shortage

    • B. 

      Parliamentary Government

    • C. 

      Caste System

    • D. 

      Cottage Industries

  • 11. 
    The oldest of Japan's religions is the _____________ religion founded by Siddartha Gautama
    • A. 

      Buddhist

    • B. 

      Sunni

    • C. 

      Shinto

    • D. 

      Shiite

  • 12. 
    The basic belief that spirits dwell in all of nature is the key to
    • A. 

      Daoism

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Shinto

    • D. 

      Confucianism

  • 13. 
    The four main Japanese islands are Honshu, Kyushu, Hokkaido, and
    • A. 

      Sao Tome

    • B. 

      Principe

    • C. 

      Taiwan

    • D. 

      Shikoku

  • 14. 
    The people of Japan have blended the ideas of Buddhism with those of Confucianism to form a religion that is uniquely Japanese called 
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Judaism

    • C. 

      Shintoism

    • D. 

      Catholicism

  • 15. 
    Deep thinking is also called
    • A. 

      Praying

    • B. 

      Meditating

    • C. 

      Gamelan

    • D. 

      Taiji Quan

  • 16. 
    Which geographical feture isolates many Asian countries fromone another?
    • A. 

      Deserts

    • B. 

      Mountains

    • C. 

      Rivers

    • D. 

      Oceans

  • 17. 
    It is one of the Four Noble Truths where the soul should look to be enlightened and finding the following
    • A. 

      Nirvana

    • B. 

      Evil

    • C. 

      Material Objects/Wealth

    • D. 

      Heaven

  • 18. 
    Indian religions practice and/or include 
    • A. 

      Polytheism

    • B. 

      Upanishads

    • C. 

      Monotheism

    • D. 

      Semitism

  • 19. 
    In the Hindu religion, followers believe that one should follow the moral rules and duties which is known as
    • A. 

      Karma

    • B. 

      Missionary

    • C. 

      Brahman

    • D. 

      Dharma

  • 20. 
    Chinese revolutionary teacher and philospher who felt that moral conduct and good learning would lead to wisdom
    • A. 

      Siddhartha Gautama

    • B. 

      Martin L King

    • C. 

      Mohandas Gandhi

    • D. 

      Confucius/Kongfuzi

  • 21. 
    The 8-Fold Noble Path includes all EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Right Understanding

    • B. 

      Right Speech

    • C. 

      Right Actions

    • D. 

      Right Thought

    • E. 

      Revenge

  • 22. 
    The concept that once you die your soul continues in another form is
    • A. 

      Reincarnation

    • B. 

      Satyagraha

    • C. 

      Sects

    • D. 

      Nirvana