Unit-9: Southern & East Asia

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 406

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Asia Quizzes & Trivia

This exam is to evaluate if students will be able to identify how geographic features have influenced the development of civilizations in Southern Asia, & how the cultures of ancient India and China have influence the culture of Southeast Asia.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Many people in India depend upon which geographic feature for their livelihood?
    • A. 

      Rivers

    • B. 

      Monsoons

    • C. 

      Mountains

    • D. 

      Coastlines

  • 2. 
    All of the following allowed for Buddhism to spread EXCEPT 
    • A. 

      Trade Routes

    • B. 

      Tolerant Rulers

    • C. 

      Its ability to blend with Hinduism

    • D. 

      The end of the Silk Road

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are texts of Hinduism?
    • A. 

      Atman

    • B. 

      Upanishads

    • C. 

      Brahman

    • D. 

      Jain

  • 4. 
    Which of the following religions started in India
    • A. 

      Hinduism

    • B. 

      Islam

    • C. 

      Christianity

    • D. 

      Upanishads

  • 5. 
    Which major Asian river, besides the Ganges, flows into the Bay of Bengal?
    • A. 

      Huang He

    • B. 

      Indus

    • C. 

      Brahmaputra

    • D. 

      Mekong

  • 6. 
    Which country is an island nation located off the southeast coast of India?
    • A. 

      Bangladesh

    • B. 

      Sri Lanka

    • C. 

      Myanmar

    • D. 

      Seychelles

  • 7. 
    The Huang He is a river that provides the North China Plain with much needed water for the huge population. Which statement BEST explains the reason is is also know as "China's Sorrow?"
    • A. 

      There is not enough water for irrigation

    • B. 

      There is extreme water pollution

    • C. 

      There is destructive flooding

    • D. 

      The new dams are too expensive

  • 8. 
    Which of these geographic features is located in China?
    • A. 

      The Gobi Desert

    • B. 

      The Atlas Mountains

    • C. 

      The Olduvai Gorge

    • D. 

      The Taurus Mountains

  • 9. 
    What was a result of Arab traders reaching imperial China
    • A. 

      They brought their religion, making China a Muslim country

    • B. 

      They became middlemen in the trade between China and Europe

    • C. 

      They were followed by Arab armies, which conquered most of China

    • D. 

      They created China's large Arab communities

  • 10. 
    Which of the following serves a a natural barrier between China and India?
    • A. 

      Ural Mountains

    • B. 

      Indus River

    • C. 

      Indian Ocean

    • D. 

      Himalayan Mountains

  • 11. 
    A belief in reincarnatin is MOST CLOSELY associated with the teaching of which religion?
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Christianity

    • C. 

      Islam

    • D. 

      Shintoism

  • 12. 
    All of the following were invented in China EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Paper

    • B. 

      Gunpowder

    • C. 

      Cotton Cloth

    • D. 

      Silk

  • 13. 
    Seasonal weather patterns determine when Pakistani farmers will receive adequate rainfall to grow crops. At what time of year might they expect to receive this much-needed water?
    • A. 

      Summer monsoons

    • B. 

      Winter monsoons

    • C. 

      Spring typhoons

    • D. 

      Fall cyclones

  • 14. 
    Unlike the nations of Japan and South Korea, China has to deal with which of the following problems?
    • A. 

      Flooding of the Huuang He (The Yellow River)

    • B. 

      Pollution from Industry

    • C. 

      Overfishing of its waters

    • D. 

      Environmental activists

  • 15. 
    All of the following geographic features are located in China, EXCEPT the
    • A. 

      Gobi Desert

    • B. 

      Huang He (Yellow River)

    • C. 

      Indus River

    • D. 

      Yangtze (Chang Jiang) River

  • 16. 
    One environmental problem that can affect India, Indonesia, and Pakistan is
    • A. 

      The Asia Brown Cloud

    • B. 

      Pollution of the Ganges River

    • C. 

      Overflowing of the Huang He (Yellow River)

    • D. 

      Underpopulation

  • 17. 
    Which of the following nations is an archipelago?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Bangladesh

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      North Korea

  • 18. 
    Which nation would not be considered a part of the Pacific Rim?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      The United States

    • D. 

      Philippines

  • 19. 
    How has Chinese religions and philosophies influenced the cultures of East Asia and the Western World? (Spread of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Principles of Confucianism)