World Regional Geography Quiz: East Asia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This system of residency has existed since China's Xia Dynasty (c. 2100 BCE - 1600 BCE).  It is still utilized today and is required by law that every Chinese citizen abide by this legislature.  Not only does it confirm residency & citizenship in China, it has been notoriously named "China's apartheid" because it establishes an implied caste system founded by the Chinese government (e.g. peasant, working class, middle class, etc.).What was the name of this system?
    • A. 

      Native Title Bill

    • B. 

      Hukou System

    • C. 

      Aotearoa

    • D. 

      Open Door Policy

    • E. 

      MIRAB Economy

  • 2. 
    Megalopolises are found around the world, including regions such as BosWash in the New England region of the US & the Taiheiyo Belt in Japan.What is a Megalopolis?
    • A. 

      A city or port that specializes in transshipment of goods.

    • B. 

      A spatial unit or region of local plants and animals adapted to a specific environment.

    • C. 

      Island groupings, often oriented in an elongated pattern.

    • D. 

      A large estate or landholding.

    • E. 

      A large urban region formed as multiple cities grow and merge w/ one another.

  • 3. 
    China proper refers to the eastern half of China which maintains the majority of China's 1,330,044,544 population.  What ethnic group makes up the majority of China's population overall and in China proper?
    • A. 

      Hukou

    • B. 

      Maori

    • C. 

      Han

    • D. 

      Macau

    • E. 

      Siddhartha

  • 4. 
    Confucianism is a philosophical system that has influenced Chinese culture since its establishment in 6th century BCE by Confucius.  What fundamental principle defines this religious based philosophy compared to other religions in the region?
    • A. 

      The way of the Kami.

    • B. 

      Emphasis on Nature.

    • C. 

      You must attain Enlightenment in order to achieve Nirvana.

    • D. 

      Emphasis on society.

    • E. 

      There is only one God.

  • 5. 
    The 3 Gorges Dam has been both highly acclaimed (engineering genius) and criticized (potential destruction to the already-less-than-stellar Chinese environment) throughout its planning and current construction stages.  What international organization pulled funding from the project and roughly how much electricity is the dam expected to supply to China's population?
    • A. 

      World Bank; 3 %

    • B. 

      The UN; 4%

    • C. 

      The European Union (EU); 2%

    • D. 

      Amnesty International; 16%

    • E. 

      Jesus Inc.; 100%

  • 6. 
    There are several DMZs (Demilitarized Zones) in the world that are generally comprised of a strip of land separating two countries.  The DMZ separating North & South Korea is the most heavily militarized border in the world, at what latitude does it exist?On the left side is the established boundary of S. Korea whereas the right side belongs to the North Korean territory.
    • A. 

      37th parallel

    • B. 

      48th parallel

    • C. 

      38th parallel

    • D. 

      30th parallel

    • E. 

      39th parallel

  • 7. 
    The Great Wall of China has long been touted as one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World.  From start to finish when was it finally built & rebuilt til completion? 
    • A. 

      1st century CE-today

    • B. 

      11th century BCE-19th century CE

    • C. 

      6th century BCE-3rd century BCE

    • D. 

      5th century BCE-16th century CE

    • E. 

      10th century BCE-2nd century CE

  • 8. 
    What port city is located across from Hong Kong and was originally founded by the Portuguese in the early 16th century?
    • A. 

      Macau

    • B. 

      Brunei

    • C. 

      Guangzhou

    • D. 

      Loess

    • E. 

      Hukou

  • 9. 
    This economic & social reform (that lasted from 1958-1961) aimed to use China's vast population to rapidly transform China from a primarily agrarian economy of peasants to a modern, agriculturalized & industrialized communist society.  Unfortunately the best of intentions lead to an estimated 30 million Chinese starving to death.  What was the name of this plan & whose idea was it?
    • A. 

      Treaty of Tianjin; Mao Zedong

    • B. 

      The Great Leap Forward; Mao Zedong

    • C. 

      Open Door Policy; Mao Zedong

    • D. 

      Treaty of Nanjing; The Brits

    • E. 

      March Madness; the US government

  • 10. 
    During the Chinese War the legendary Mao Zedong defeated & drove out the Kuomingtang (KMT), establishing the Communist Party of China (CPC) as its new government.  Mao led the CPC until his death, when was was this?
    • A. 

      (1950-1968)

    • B. 

      (1945-1972)

    • C. 

      (1947-1977)

    • D. 

      (1956-1979)

    • E. 

      (1949-1976)

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