World Geography East Asia Unit 9: North And South Korea

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  • 1. 

    _________ is a peninsula.

    Explanation
    Korea is a peninsula because it is surrounded by water on three sides, the Yellow Sea to the west, the Sea of Japan to the east, and the Korea Strait to the south. This geographical feature makes Korea a landmass that is mostly surrounded by water, which is the definition of a peninsula.

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  • 2. 

    Around 2000 B.C., the first state, called ________, arose in Korea.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "chosen". The question asks for the name of the first state that arose in Korea around 2000 B.C. The word "chosen" refers to the ancient Korean kingdom of Gojoseon, which is believed to be the first state in Korean history.

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  • 3. 

    Around 1000 B.C, China conquered the _________ half of the peninsula. This began the history of invasions by china and japan.

    Explanation
    In around 1000 B.C, China conquered the northern half of the peninsula, which marked the beginning of a series of invasions by both China and Japan.

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  • 4. 

    By the late 300s, the ________ ____________ had formed in the peninsula.

    Explanation
    By the late 300s, three kingdoms had formed in the peninsula. This suggests that during this time period, the political landscape of the peninsula was divided into three separate and distinct kingdoms. The formation of these kingdoms could have been a result of various factors such as power struggles, territorial disputes, or the emergence of strong leaders. This division would have had significant implications for the region, including changes in governance, culture, and interactions between the kingdoms.

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  • 5. 

    True?

    • A.

      Koguryo>>>>> northeast

    • B.

      Koguryo>>>>>northwest

    • C.

      Koguryo>>>>>southeast

    • D.

      Koguryo>>>>>>>southwest

    Correct Answer
    A. Koguryo>>>>> northeast
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that Koguryo is located in the northeast direction.

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  • 6. 

    Paekche were located in the _________.

    Correct Answer
    southwest
    Explanation
    Paekche, one of the ancient Three Kingdoms of Korea, was located in the southwest region of the Korean Peninsula. This kingdom was established in the 3rd century and lasted until the 7th century. It was bordered by the Silla Kingdom to the east and Goguryeo Kingdom to the north. The southwest location of Paekche allowed it to have access to both the sea and the fertile plains, which contributed to its prosperity and development.

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  • 7. 

    Silla were located in the ________.

    Correct Answer
    southeast
    Explanation
    The Silla were located in the southeast.

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  • 8. 

    In the 660s, _______ conquered the other two kingdoms and controlled the peninsula for hundreds of years.

    Correct Answer
    silla
    Explanation
    In the 660s, the kingdom of Silla conquered the other two kingdoms and gained control of the peninsula for several centuries.

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  • 9. 

    In 1392, a general named Yi _______ became the ruler of Korea.

    Correct Answer
    songgye
    Explanation
    In 1392, a general named Yi Songgye became the ruler of Korea.

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  • 10. 

    The Japanese ruled Korea until they were defeated in world war 2 in ________.

    Correct Answer
    1945
    Explanation
    The Japanese ruled Korea until they were defeated in World War 2 in 1945. This marked the end of Japanese colonial rule in Korea, which had started in 1910. The defeat of Japan in World War 2 led to the liberation of Korea and the establishment of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in the southern part of the country. The northern part of Korea came under Soviet influence and eventually became the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).

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  • 11. 

    After Japans'd defeat in the war, northern korea was controlled by the _______ ________.

    Correct Answer
    soviet union
    Explanation
    After Japan's defeat in the war, northern Korea came under the control of the Soviet Union. This was a result of the agreements made between the Allied powers at the end of World War II, where the Soviet Union occupied the northern part of the Korean peninsula while the United States occupied the southern part. The Soviet Union established a communist regime in northern Korea, which eventually led to the division of Korea into North and South Korea.

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  • 12. 

    After Japan's defeat in the war, southern korea was supported by

    Correct Answer
    us
    usa
    united states
    united states of america
    Explanation
    After Japan's defeat in the war, southern Korea was supported by the United States. The United States played a significant role in the rebuilding and development of South Korea after World War II. Through economic aid and military support, the United States helped South Korea establish a stable government and rebuild its infrastructure. This support was part of the larger strategy to contain the spread of communism in the region and establish a strong ally in East Asia.

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  • 13. 

    On 1950, Korean troops from the North invaded south Korea, starting the _________ War.

    Correct Answer
    korean
    Explanation
    In 1950, the invasion of South Korea by Korean troops from the North began the Korean War. This conflict was a significant event in history, as it marked the first major military action of the Cold War era. The war lasted for three years and resulted in a stalemate, with no clear victory for either side. The Korean War had far-reaching consequences, including the division of Korea into North and South, and the ongoing tensions between the two countries.

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  • 14. 

    The war ended in ________ with a treaty that divided the peninsula between the _____ state of north korea and the ________ country of south korea.separate answers with a comma

    Correct Answer
    1953, communist, democratic
    Explanation
    In 1953, the war ended with a treaty that divided the peninsula between the communist state of North Korea and the democratic country of South Korea.

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  • 15. 

    Buddhism, which came to Korea by way of ________, has influenced many Koreans.

    Correct Answer
    china
    Explanation
    Buddhism, which came to Korea by way of China, has influenced many Koreans. China played a significant role in the spread of Buddhism to Korea, as it served as a conduit for the transmission of Buddhist teachings and practices. Chinese Buddhist monks and scholars traveled to Korea, bringing with them Buddhist scriptures, rituals, and teachings. This cultural exchange between China and Korea allowed Buddhism to take root in Korean society and have a lasting impact on Korean culture, art, and philosophy.

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  • 16. 

    In  North Korea, the government only allows art that glorifies ________ or the folk tradition.

    Correct Answer
    communism
    Explanation
    In North Korea, the government tightly controls and censors the art industry, allowing only art that promotes and glorifies communism or the country's folk tradition. This is because the government aims to maintain control over the narrative and ensure that the arts align with their ideological agenda. By restricting the types of art that can be produced and consumed, the government can effectively shape public opinion and reinforce their political ideology.

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  • 17. 

    The armed forces of south korea number more than _000,000.

    Correct Answer
    6
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 6 because the sentence states that the armed forces of South Korea number more than a certain number, and the only option provided is 6. Therefore, 6 is the correct answer.

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  • 18. 

    _________ _______ is one of the economic tigers of Asia.

    Correct Answer
    south korea
    Explanation
    South Korea is considered one of the economic tigers of Asia due to its rapid economic growth and development. The country has transformed itself from a war-torn nation into a global economic powerhouse in a relatively short period of time. It has achieved high levels of industrialization, technological advancement, and export-oriented growth. South Korea is known for its strong manufacturing sector, particularly in industries such as electronics, automobiles, and shipbuilding. The country's economic success can be attributed to factors such as government support, skilled workforce, investment in research and development, and a strong focus on education.

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  • 19. 

    ___ ________ has the world's largest shipping industry.

    Correct Answer
    south korea
    Explanation
    South Korea has the world's largest shipping industry. This is because South Korea is home to some of the largest and most technologically advanced shipbuilding companies in the world, such as Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy Industries. These companies have a strong presence in the global market, producing a significant number of ships and vessels for various purposes. Additionally, South Korea has a strategic geographical location, with access to major shipping routes, which further contributes to its dominance in the shipping industry.

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  • 20. 

    _____ ________ is one of the world's top trading nations.

    Correct Answer
    south korea
    Explanation
    South Korea is considered one of the world's top trading nations due to its strong economy and extensive international trade relationships. The country is known for its exports of automobiles, electronics, and petrochemical products, among others. South Korea has also signed numerous free trade agreements with various countries, further boosting its global trade position. Additionally, the country's strategic location in East Asia and its well-developed infrastructure contribute to its success as a trading nation.

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  • 21. 

    ____ is the largest city is south korea.

    Correct Answer
    seoul
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Seoul. Seoul is the largest city in South Korea. It is the capital and also the political, economic, and cultural center of the country. With a population of over 10 million people, Seoul is a bustling metropolis known for its modern skyscrapers, historical palaces, vibrant street markets, and thriving entertainment industry. It is a major global city and plays a crucial role in South Korea's development and international relations.

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  • 22. 

    _________ has about 10 million people.

    Correct Answer
    Seoul
    Explanation
    Seoul is the correct answer because it is a city that has a population of about 10 million people.

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  • 23. 

    Pyongyang is the largest city in North ___.

    Correct Answer
    korea
    Explanation
    Pyongyang is the largest city in North Korea because it is the capital city of the country and has the highest population density compared to other cities in North Korea. It is an important political, cultural, and economic center in the country.

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