World Regional Geography Quiz: East Asia

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Hukou System
    Explanation
    It was also an essential instrument of the Communist Command Economy because it insured a laboring class for state-owned businesses.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    E. A large urban region formed as multiple cities grow and merge w/ one another.
    Explanation
    A megalopolis is a large urban region formed when multiple cities grow and merge with one another. This term is used to describe densely populated areas where several metropolitan areas have expanded and merged to form a continuous urban landscape. Examples of megalopolises include BosWash in the New England region of the US and the Taiheiyo Belt in Japan.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Han
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Han." Han is the ethnic group that makes up the majority of China's population overall and in China proper. This group is the largest ethnic group in China, accounting for more than 90% of the population.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Emphasis on society.
    Explanation
    The Way of the Kami is attributed to Shintoism.
    Taoism or Daoism, depending on how you want to say it, opposes Confucianism by emphasizing solidarity and focus on nature rather than socially geared environments. Buddhism deals with Reincarnation and emphasizing Enlightenment and finding Nirvana. Finally Christianity, a minority religion in China establishes the presence of one God.

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  • 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%

    Correct Answer
    A. World Bank; 3 %
    Explanation
    The Three Gorges Dam is located along the Yangtze River. It has displaced over a million people and is expected to endanger several native species.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. 38th parallel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the 38th parallel. The DMZ separating North and South Korea is located at this latitude.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. 5th century BCE-16th century CE
    Explanation
    The Great Wall of China was not built in a single period but was constructed and rebuilt over several centuries. The correct answer, 5th century BCE-16th century CE, encompasses the entire timeline of its construction. The initial construction of the wall began in the 5th century BCE during the Warring States period and continued until the 3rd century BCE. However, significant expansions and rebuilding took place during the Ming Dynasty from the 14th to the 17th century CE. Therefore, the Great Wall of China was built and rebuilt from the 5th century BCE to the 16th century CE.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Macau
    Explanation
    Macau is the correct answer because it is a port city located across from Hong Kong and was indeed founded by the Portuguese in the early 16th century. Macau has a rich history of Portuguese influence and is known for its blend of Chinese and Portuguese cultures. It is also a popular tourist destination and a major gambling hub in Asia.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The Great Leap Forward; Mao Zedong
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Great Leap Forward; Mao Zedong. The Great Leap Forward was an economic and social reform implemented by Mao Zedong from 1958 to 1961. It aimed to rapidly transform China from an agrarian economy to a modern, industrialized communist society. However, the implementation of this plan resulted in a widespread famine, causing an estimated 30 million Chinese people to starve to death.

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    E. (1949-1976)
    Explanation
    Mao Zedong led the Communist Party of China (CPC) until his death. The question asks for the time period when Mao was in power, and the correct answer is (1949-1976). This time frame corresponds to the establishment of the CPC as the new government in 1949, after defeating the Kuomintang (KMT) in the Chinese Civil War, and Mao's death in 1976.

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