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Of India's more than 1 billion population, almost _____ million are Muslims.

165 million

The country located ... [north/south/east/west] of India is:


The major river of Pakistan is the:


The area known as the "land of the five rivers" is:


The southwestern Arabian Sea coast of India is known as the:

Malabar Coast

The caste system is most associated with which of the following religions:


The first true indigenous empire in the South Asian realm was the:


The power that massively penetrated India from the west in the tenth century AD was:


In 1947, British India was partitioned into which of the following states?

India and Pakistan

Which city lost a good part of its hinterland to Pakistan in the partitioning of British India?


The area of India in which the population exhibits the country's lowest growth rate is:

Southernmost part of the peninsula

The approximate percentage of India's population that lives in poverty-stricken rural areas is:


Which of the following countries does not share a common border with Pakistan?

Afghanistan, Iran, China, & India

An area whose control is hotly disputed by India and Pakistan is:

Jammu & Kashmir

The McMahon Line:

Treaty signed in 1914- The boundary between China and India

India's Sikh population is concentrated in:


The priestly caste in India is known as the:


The untouchable caste in India is known as the:


The city located closest to the Ganges Delta is:

Kolkata (Calcutta)

The ___________ Revolution of the 1960s introduced "miracle" varieties of wheat and rice that significantly increased the productivity of these crops.


Which of the following industries spearheaded the economic development of Bengaluru over the past decade?

Information Technology

A newly developing regional economic disparity in India has opened between:

The east and west

During the twentieth century, 8 of the 10 costliest natural disasters in the world struck


Which of the following cities suffered severely in the devastating 1991 cyclone that came ashore at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal?


Bangladesh was formerly known as:

East Pakistan

The two countries of South Asia's Mountainous North are:

Nepal & Bhutan

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


The Buddhist majority population of Sri Lanka is known as the:


Bhutan is located between _________ and _________


What is the former name of Sri Lanka?


What is the name of the Sri Lankan minority that has been demanding an independent state of Eelam, to be established on the coast of India facing Sri Lanka?


Two former colonial entities that reunited with China during the late 1990s are:

Macau & Hong Kong

China's total area is (compared to the United States):

China 9.5 km2 - US 9.8 km2

The country of the "people of Han" is:


Mao Zedong's proclamation creating the communist People's Republic of China was announced in:


China's largest city is:


China's current population is closest to:

1.3 billion

Which of the following regions is often called "Manchuria" by uninformed foreigners?

Northeast China

Which of the following is one of the worlds' most heavily populated agricultural areas:

North China plain

The main river serving the hinterland of Shanghai is the:

Chang-Yangzi River

The Gobi Desert is associated with which Chinese region?

Inner Mongolia

The southernmost of China's three great rivers is the:


The emerging economic region of China, driven by forces of globalization, is

The Pacific Rim

The leader who took over in China following the struggle after Mao's death was:

Mao's son

China's decision to open relations with the West in 1972 was in part based on:

The need for a relationship with a major power, since china was at serious odds with the soviet union.

Which of the following in not one of Japan's four large islands?

Honshu, Hokkai, Kyushu, and Shikoku

The Meiji Restoration:

Makred the beginning of Japan's modernization and generated its ceconomic and military transformation

Japan's natural landscapes:

Mountainous and hilly, with flat land at a premium

Japan's population:

Just about 125 million

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


Japan's leading region of urbanization and industry (and agriculture as well) is the:

Kanto Plain E. Kyushu

By 2100, Japan's current population of 128 million is expected to shrink to about _____ million:


Japan's recent economic problems are a result of all of the following except:

major earthquakes in the 1990's that led to 3 million deaths and billions of dollars in losses

North and South Korea may be said to be in a situation of:

Regional complementarity

The outcome of the Korean War in the 1950s was:

a military stalemate resulting in the continued division of the country

South Korea's growth has resulted from an economic system described as:

state capitalism

Taiwan was at one time a colony of:


A former Portuguese colony that is the newest state in Southeast Asia is:


Half of Southeast Asia's population lives in which two countries?

Indonesia; the Philippines

Agriculture in Southeast Asia is limited by:

leached soils

A country in Southeast Asia that remained, for the most part, an independent state throughout the colonial era was:


In 1965, _______ broke away from Malaysia and became a separate political entity in Southeast Asia


_______ held onto eastern Timor well after the Dutch left the East Indies.


The largest Muslim country in the world in terms of population is:


Which of the following political entities is not located on the island of Borneo?

East Timor

The colonial power that lost the battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 was:


Which country does not border Vietnam?


The Southeast Asian nation that is still ruled by a communist regime is:

Vietnam and Laos

Angkor Wat is located in which country?


The Khmer Rouge killed as many as 2 million people in an attempt to change the society of:


The poorest state in Indochina is:


Three countries located on the Malay Peninsula are:

Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma)

The vast majority of Thailand's Muslim population lives in the:


The two States of East Malaysia are:

Sarawak and Sabah

The small oil rich Islamic sultanate of Insular Southeast Asia is:


The ethnic group that accounts for over 75 percent of Singapore's population are the:


Indonesia is a state located:

on more than 13,000 islands between the Indian ocean and the pacific ocean

The majority of Indonesia's population is located on the Island of:


The island of ________ is the largest and westernmost island of Indonesia


The island of Insular Southeast Asia that can be characterized as a minicontinent is:


The now-ended policy of the Indonesian government to induce Jawanese to move to other islands was called


The state that has unresolved issues with Australia over seabed oil reserves is:

East TImor

The two main islands in the Philippines are:

Luzo, Mindanao

The Muslim stronghold in the Philippines is located in:

Basilan Island

_______ is Southeast Asia's only landlocked country.


Manila is located on the island of _________.


Banda Aceh, the city most devastated by the 2004 tsunami, is located on the Indonesian island of _______________.


Papua, the Indonesian province that lies in the Pacific Realm, is located on the island of _______________.


The animals found in Australia who carry their young in pouches are collectively known as:


Native Australians are known as:


For many years, Australia had an immigration policy that:

allowed only white people to enter the country

Which of the following is not one of Australia's major problems?

Border disputes

Which of the following statements is false (Australia's population)?

Most Australians live in rural areas

The island across the Bass Strait off the southeastern coast of Australia is called:


Most of the core area of Australia is located in the:

Southeastern Coast

About ___ percent of Australians live in cities or towns.


The Australian capital city is:


The vast interior rural area of Australia is known as the:


The agricultural activity most closely associated with Australia's moistest environment is:


New Zealand's largest ethnic minority group, whose roots are Polynesian, is known as the:


The historic 1840 agreement between the Maori and Europeans in New Zealand is known as the Treaty of:


Today, fully one-fourth of Australia's population is _______ born.


______ is Australia's largest commercial crop.


Australia has had a long-term relationship with __________ to assist that country's development

Papua New Guinea

The term "Austral" means _______________.

From the south

Australia's newest neighbor, which successfully seceded from Indonesia and became independent in 2002, is _______________.


In territorial size, the largest country in Melanesia is:

Papau New Guinea

The island of New Guinea is included in the Pacific region known as:


Which of the following is located in Melanesia?

Papua Province (Indonesia), Papua New Guinea, Solomon islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia (France), Fiji

Papua New Guinea has faced an insurgency movement in:


Prior to independence, New Guinea was administered by:


Which of the following is false about Fiji?

Large numbers of australians have retired to the islands

Which of the following is located in Micronesia?

Marshall Islands

The better-watered volcanic islands, where the economy is based upon agriculture, are known as:

High Islands

The dominant economic activity associated with high-island cultures is:


The Pacific region called ___________ takes its name from the word for many, and is contained within a huge triangle whose corners are New Zealand, Easter Island, and the Hawaiian Islands.


Regionally, the Hawaiian Islands are part of:


The country abbreviated as PNG is the largest state in the Pacific region called ______________.

Papa New Guinea

The Pacific region that from the end of World War II through the 1980s was largely a United States Trust territory is _____________.


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