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Pakistan

The country located immediately northwest of India is:

Indus River

The major river of Pakistan is the:

Hinduism

The caste system is most associated with which religion?

90 years

The direct administration of India by the British government (the raj) lasted for how long?

Dominion of Pakistan and Union of India

In 1947, British India was partitioned into which states?

tend to divide a country

Centrifugal forces:

the caste system

In India, a leading centrifugal force has been:

cultural and religious strength of Hinduism

The dominant centripetal force in India has been the:

Brahmans

The priestly caste in India is known as the:

false

Agriculture in India ranks third in the world in terms of acreage under rice.

east Pakistan

Bangladesh was formerly known as:

Maldives

The small group of islands 400 miles south of India are the:

false

The caste system has completely disappeared from Indian society.

false

Islam from the beginning was a faith alien to India, and the country successfully resisted its penetration throughout history.

true

India today is the world's second most populous state.

true

Lahore is the cultural heart of Pakistan.

false

The so-called "untouchables" of the Indian caste system and untouchable because it is believed that they are directly descended from a Hindu god.

true

Much of Bangladesh's land lies close to sea level, leaving the country prone to frequent flooding.

true

Nepal and Bhutan are landlocked countries.

true

Nepal today, because of deforestation and soil erosion, faces a serious ecological crisis.

false

Ceylon was formerly known as Sikkim.

Macau and Hong Kong

What are the two former colonial entities that recently reunited with China?

1.3 billion

What is China's current population?

Chang-Yangzi River

The main river serving the hinterland of Shanghai is the:

Mongolia

The Gobi is associated with which region?

Xizang

Which region contains Tibet?

Thailand

What Southeast Asian country was not occupied by Japan during World War II?

a chain of events that restored imperial rule to Japan

What was the Meiji Restoration?

Kyoto

Before the Meiji Restoration, Japan's capital city was:

yes

Are most Japanese Buddhists?

false

Japan's population is concentrated in the inland areas.

Honshu

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

Taiheiyo Belt

The largest conurbation in Japan is:

Japan

Taiwan was at one time a colony of:

China

Taiwan is located off the coast of:

true

Japan's name for itself is Nippon.

false

South Korea has developed under a socialist system since 1945.

false

Taiwan was invaded by the Communist Chinese in 1945.

true

The capital of Taiwan is Taipei.

Mesopotamia

______ is the name for the land between the rivers.

Nile

The Aswan High Dam is located on what river?

Sudan

The upstream country that could control the flow of the Nile River into Egypt is:

Maghreb

The western North African countries of Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco are collectively called:

Tigris and Euphrates

Which rivers flows through Iraq?

the Golan Heights

The Syrians have lost which piece of territory to the Israelis?

1948

The modern state of Israel was created in what year?

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