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Chapter 4-10

China's Shenzhen is a Special Economic Zone.

T

Powdery wind-blown soil formed from pulverization by glaciers is called:

Loess

Japan's core area is developing along the shores of the Sea of Japan (East Sea).

F

Japan's largest and main island, containing the Japanese capital and almost all of its core area is

Honshu

Which of the following was not occupied by Japan during World War II?

Siberia

The Han Dynasty was China's formative period; Chinese still call themselves the "people of Han."
A) True
B) False

T

Which of the following lies just across the old Chinese border from Hong Kong?
A) Macau
B) Canton
C) Chang-Yangzi Delta
D) Pudong
E) Shenzhen

Not C

Which of the following is one of the worlds' most heavily populated agricultural areas:
A) the Northeast China Plain
B) the Liao-Songhua Basin
C) Xinjiang
D) the Jakota Triangle
E) the North China Plain

Not A

Taiwan ranks ahead of the People's Republic of China in GNI per capita.
A) True
B) False

T

Which of the following is false concerning the western interior of China?
A) much of the area is a flat plain
B) much of the area is mountainous or is a high plateau
C) many of Asia's great rivers arise in the area's highlands
D) the area is sparsely populated compared to China proper
E) much of this area exhibits a highland (H) climate

A

The _____ is Japan's Mediterranean.
A) Kurile Sea
B) Sea of Okhtosk
C) Seto Inland Sea
D) Bay of Tokyo
E) Sea of Japan (East Sea)

C

Xizang is part of China proper.
A) True
B) False

F

The SEZ located closest to China's largest city, Shanghai, is:
A) Macau
B) Pudong
C) Xiamen
D) Zhuhai
E) Shenzhen

B

China's largest city is:
A) Beijing
B) Hong Kong
C) Guangzhou
D) Shenzhen
E) Shanghai

A

The Meiji Restoration:
A) marked the demise of the Shogun Dynasty
B) marked the beginning of Japan's modernization and generated its economic and military transformation
C) triggered the shift of the country's capital city to Kyoto
D) halted Japan's explosive population growth and has led to a stable population since about 1890
E) occurred after the disastrous defeat Japan suffered in World War II

B

The country of the "people of Han" is:
A) Mongolia
B) China
C) Japan
D) Korea
E) Tibet

B

The economies of North and South Korea are complementary and both states would have much to gain by reunification.
A) True
B) False

T

The Boxer Rebellion was a reaction by the Chinese to foreigners in 1949.
A) True
B) False

F

The Han Dynasty was China's formative period; Chinese still call themselves the "people of Han."
A) True
B) False

T

Japan's second-largest city, Osaka, is located in the _____ District.
A) Kanto
B) Nobi
C) Shikoku
D) Kansai
E) Seto Inland Sea

D

About 75 percent of Taiwan's population live in rural areas.
A) True
B) False

F

The Long March took Chinese Communists from Shanghai to Taiwan.
A) True
B) False

F

The Liao Basin is one of the most productive agricultural regions of Guangdong Province in South China.
A) True
B) False

F

Japan's recent economic problems are a result of all of the following except:
A) heavy dependence on foreign oil
B) the rise of competing economic powers in East Asia
C) financial mismanagement
D) losses in investments made in other countries
E) three major earthquakes since 1990 that resulted in 500,000 deaths and billions of yen in losses

E

Shenzhen has now ended its role as an SEZ since Hong Kong reunified with China in 1997.
A) True
B) False

F

On a southwest-bound trip on the Tokaido "bullet train" out of Tokyo, the city of Nagoya is reached before Osaka.
A) True
B) False

T

Japan's name for itself is Nippon.
A) True
B) False

T

Taiwan was at one time a colony of:
A) Russia
B) the United States
C) Japan
D) Australia
E) Britain

C

The capital of Taiwan is Taipei.
A) True
B) False

T

Japan forged a major colonial empire in Asia during the first half of the twentieth century.
A) True
B) False

T

The Tamil portion Sri Lanka is made up of Buddhist, Indo-European speakers.
A) True
B) False

F

Devolutionary pressures have continued throughout India's existence as an independent country.
A) True
B) False

T

The majority of Indian Muslims are uninvolved in extremist causes, like terrorist groups.
A) True
B) False

T

What role did South Asia have in Britain's Industrial Revolution?
A) South Asia supplied raw materials to British factories.
B) South Asia was the actual site of British manufacturing.
C) South Asia was crucial competition for British industry.
D) South Asia provided manual labor for British industries.

A

What has recently been eroding the Hindu system of social stratification, especially in India's bigger cities?
A) globalization
B) economic growth
C) urbanization
D) all of the above

D

How many people in India adhere to Buddhism?
A) 1 percent
B) 2 percent
C) 8 percent
D) 81 percent

A

What is true about India's Muslim population?
A) It is a rapidly growing minority.
B) It is almost as large as Pakistan's total population.
C) It is world's largest cultural minority.
D) All of the above.
What is true about India's Muslim population?
A) It is a rapidly growing minority.
B) It is almost as large as Pakistan's total population.
C) It is world's largest cultural minority.
D) All of the above.

D

What is true about the Naxalite movement?
A) It aims to undermine economic and political stability.
B) It has been declared India's greatest foreign threat.
C) It blames plight on the poor and other minorities.
D) It appeals to the wealthiest and most affluent groups.

A

The Golden Quadrilateral not be able to eliminate transportation impediments like State border checkpoints and toll booths.
A) True
B) False

T

Which of the following represented the British Empire and its main purpose was economic control?
A) West India Company
B) English India Company
C) East India Company
D) British India Company

C

What is not one of the names that have been associated with the lowest caste?
A) untouchables
B) dalits
C) varna
D) harijans

C

What is a graphic diagram called that represents the age-sex structure of a population?
A) Population graph
B) Population pyramid
C) Demographic pyramid
D) Demographic diagram

B

What is not true about India's largest urban centers?
A) All of the largest cities are all located on the coast.
B) They display staggering social contrasts.
C) They have large and vibrant informal sectors.
D) All are growing by the addition of rural migrants.

A

What is Pakistan's official language?
A) Urdu
B) Balochi
C) English
D) Punjabi

A

What is true about China-India trade values in 2010?
A) Economic transactions from China to India value $20 billion.
B) Economic transactions from India to China value $40 billion.
C) Total economic transactions value about $ 60 billion.
D) The two pledge to increase their trade by $1 billion by 2015.

C

What other world realm did Hinduism spread to?
A) Southwest Asia
B) East Asia
C) The Austral realm
D) Southeast Asia

D

What is not true about the economic considerations between India and China?
A) India wants to poach some of China's low-cost laborers.
B) China is interested in accessing India's consumer markets.
C) India wants to reduce its trade deficit with China by 2015.
D) China is at a terms of trade advantage with Indian dealings.

A

When did Buddhism emerge in South Asia?
A) 100 bc
B) 500 bc
C) 1500 bc
D) 5100 bc

B

The lower Indus Valley is the eastern extent of the river lowlands physiographic region.
A) True
B) False

F

Jainism and Sikhism are practiced by less than 2 percent of people in the South Asia realm.
A) True
B) False

T

What happened after British colonialists saw existing Indian industry as competition?
A) India began importing products from Europe.
B) India's local industries were forced to decline.
C) India began exporting raw materials to Europe.
D) All of the above.

D

Over what South Asian country does the monsoon begin to dry out?
A) Bhutan
B) Bangladesh
C) India
D) Pakistan

D

Which international organization helped to establish a cease-fire line between India and Pakistan in Kashmir?
A) NATO
B) OPEC
C) UN
D) IMF

C

What is not true about Muslims in India?
A) Muslims have a much faster rate of growth than India's general population.
B) Muslims are regionally concentrated along the western border with Pakistan.
C) Muslims have comparatively high levels of education and economic standing.
D) Muslims relations with Hindus are suffering as domestic terrorism increases.

C

What is not true about India's largest urban centers?
A) All of the largest cities are all located on the coast.
B) They display staggering social contrasts.
C) They have large and vibrant informal sectors.
D) All are growing by the addition of rural migrants.

A

What is not true about the Golden Quadrilateral?
A) It is a four-lane superhighway linking the four largest urban areas.
B) It will connect 15 other major cities along its superhighway route.
C) It is going to solve all of India's infrastructural impediments.
D) It will link once-remote rural areas to markets and urban hinterlands.

C

What do many South Asian farmers rely on for a good harvest?
A) money
B) fertilizer
C) labor
D) rainfall

D

What is true about the Naxalite movement?
A) It aims to undermine economic and political stability.
B) It has been declared India's greatest foreign threat.
C) It blames plight on the poor and other minorities.
D) It appeals to the wealthiest and most affluent groups.

A

What South Asian country has Buddhism as its state religion?
A) Sri Lanka
B) India
C) Bhutan
D) Nepal

C

Why was Kashmir an unusual case in deciding which country to be a part of following partition of British India?
A) It was made up of a mostly Muslim population that wanted to join India.
B) It was ruled by a Hindu maharaja that decided retain autonomous status.
C) It was completely surrounded by non-Hindu and non-Muslim China.
D) It was decided by a fair and democratic referendum by all Kashmiris.

B

Which of the following mother country-colony associations is incorrect?
A) Spain--Philippines
B) Britain--Burma
C) Netherlands--Brunei
D) France--Vietnam
E) Portugal—East Timor

C

Manila is located on the island of Mindanao.
A) True
B) False

F

Which of the following associations is false?
A) Philippines and Manila
B) Myanmar and Yangon
C) Indonesia and Jakarta
D) Laos and Hanoi
E) Thailand and Bangkok

D

Laos is Southeast Asia's only landlocked country.
A) True
B) False

A

East Malaysia includes Sarawak and Sabah.
A) True
B) False

T

Myanmar, unlike other Southeast Asian nations, has no ethnic minorities.
A) True
B) False

F

In boundary creation, the delimitation stage precedes the demarcation stage.
A) True
B) False

T

Vietnam has more than one core area.
A) True
B) False

T

In 1965, _____ broke away from Malaysia and became a separate political entity in Southeast Asia.
A) Singapore
B) Hong Kong
C) Sarawak
D) Brunei
E) Borneo

A

The ethnic group forming a significant part of the commercial class in Southeast Asia are the:
A) Indians
B) Japanese
C) Singaporeans
D) Thais
E) Chinese

E

The genetic classification of boundaries relates the political boundary's creation to:
A) its appearance on the map as straight, curved, or irregular lines
B) its length or persistence, whether it is an attenuated or abbreviated boundary
C) the physical landscape through which it lies, whether that landscape is uniform or complex
D) the stage of development of the cultural landscape in the boundary area at the time the boundary was laid down
E) the degree of penetration of the boundary by roads, railroads, pipelines, and the like

D

Myanmar, unlike other Southeast Asian nations, has no ethnic minorities.
A) True
B) False

F

The Southeast Asian nation that exhibits the greatest degree of compactness is:
A) Laos
B) Cambodia
C) Thailand
D) Vietnam
E) Indonesia

B

_____ held onto eastern Timor well after the Dutch left the East Indies.
A) Portugal
B) France
C) Australia
D) Britain
E) Japan

A

Subsequent boundaries are decided while settlement of an area occurs.
A) True
B) False

T

The island of _____ is the Indonesian island that borders the Strait of Malacca.
A) Sulawesi
B) Borneo
C) Sumatera
D) Luzon
E) Jawa

C

Vietnam constitutes an elongated state.
A) True
B) False

T

Vietnam constitutes an elongated state.
A) True
B) False

T

Which of the following associations is false?
A) Philippines and Manila
B) Myanmar and Yangon
C) Indonesia and Jakarta
D) Laos and Hanoi
E) Thailand and Bangkok

D

The term Malaysia refers only to those former British protectorates on the mainland.
A) True
B) False

F

A country that is elongated is:
A) Cambodia
B) Vietnam
C) Brunei
D) Singapore
E) Philippines

B

The United States acquired the Philippines from Japan at the end of World War II.
A) True
B) False

F

The largest Muslim country in the world in terms of population is:
A) Bangladesh
B) Iran
C) Pakistan
D) Indonesia
E) Nigeria

D

People of Chinese descent make up a majority of the population of Singapore.
A) True
B) False

A

The mountains to the north of mainland Southeast Asia have hindered travel into the region.
A) True
B) False

A

Myanmar, unlike other Southeast Asian nations, has no ethnic minorities.
A) True
B) False

F

A country in Southeast Asia that remained, for the most part, an independent state throughout the colonial era was:
A) Vietnam
B) Malaya
C) Borneo
D) Thailand
E) Burma

C

Which of the following countries was once part of British India?
A) Singapore
B) Sumatera (Sumatra)
C) Myanmar (Burma)
D) Malaysia
E) Thailand

C

More than half of Vietnam's population was born after the Indochina War.
A) True
B) False

T

The majority population in the north of Kazakhstan is:
A) Kazakh
B) Russian
C) Uzbek
D) Armenian
E) Turkmeni

B

Jordan lost its West Bank in the 1967 Six Day War with Israel.
A) True
B) False

T

Afghanistan was created in the 19th century as a buffer between Russian and British spheres of influence.
A) True
B) False

T

The Vakhan Corridor has the effect of making China one of Afghanistan's neighbors.
A) True
B) False

T

NASWA is never referred to as the Middle East.
A) True
B) False

F

The country that controls the Musandam Peninsula that protrudes into the Persian Gulf is:
A) Yemen
B) Dubai
C) Oman
D) Iran
E) Kuwait

C

Which of the following countries does not share a common border with Israel?
A) Iran
B) Egypt
C) Jordan
D) Lebanon
E) Syria

A

Darfur Province, the recent scene of a massive ethnic cleansing, is located in the central-west of:
A) Egypt
B) Sudan
C) Libya
D) Turkey
E) Chad

B

The western North African countries of Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco are collectively called:
A) the Maghreb
B) the African Transition Zone
C) the Near East
D) the Tell
E) the Levant

A

Egypt's Aswan High Dam was built to hold back the waters of the Nile Delta.
A) True
B) False

F

The capital of Iran, located in the foothills of the Elburz Mountains is:
A) Khomeini City
B) Tehran
C) Ahmadinejad
D) Persepolis
E) Baghdad

B

The Golan Heights, Baghdad, and the upper Euphrates Valley are all located in Syria.
A) True
B) False

F

The spread of Islam provides an example of expansion diffusion.
A) True
B) False

T

The largest oil reserves in the realm are located in:
A) Israel
B) Libya
C) Kuwait
D) Saudi Arabia
E) Iran

D

NASWA is not entirely Muslim.
A) True
B) False

T

The North Africa/Southwest Asia realm contains about _____ percent of the world's oil reserves.
A) 10
B) 36
C) 63
D) 77
E) 91

D

The Vakhan Corridor has the effect of making China one of Afghanistan's neighbors.
A) True
B) False

T

The Tell includes the slopes of the Atlas Mountains and the narrow coastal plain to its north.
A) True
B) False

T

Iraq fought against Iran in the 1980s and Kuwait in the 1990s.
A) True
B) False

T

The choke point known as the _____ lies between Yemen and Djibouti.
A) Hormuz Strait
B) Shatt-al-Arab
C) Bab el Mandeb Strait
D) Gulf of Suez
E) Strait of Gibraltar

C

The Rub al Khali (Empty Quarter) lies near the border between Saudi Arabia and:
A) Israel
B) Iraq
C) Yemen
D) Dubai
E) Kuwait

C

Less than 30 percent of the population of Lebanon is Christian.
A) True
B) False

T

A country that can be identified as a classic buffer state is:
A) the West Bank
B) Iraq
C) Lebanon
D) Afghanistan
E) Egypt

D

Afghanistan was created in the 19th century as a buffer between Russian and British spheres of influence.
A) True
B) False

T

Islam was founded before Judaism and Christianity.
A) True
B) False

F

The ancient capital of Turkey was Ankara.
A) True
B) False

F

The United Arab Emirates includes the oil-rich sheikhdom known as:
A) Kuwait
B) Oman
C) Abu Dhabi
D) Bahrain
E) Qatar

C

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