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Biodiversity and monsoons are two major factors that affect the climate regions of South Asia.
The headwaters of the Ganges and the Brahmaputra originate in the _____.
_____ monsoon winds bring heavy rains to India's Ganges Plain.
The Indus and Ganges Rivers are located on the ______ Plain.
The _____ rains are the leading cause of devastating floods in South Asia.
The Eastern Ghats are similar to the Amazon rainforest in that it has a great diversity of plants and animals.
The _____ is a country made up of over a thousand islands.
Mountain passes in the _____ mountain range were used as invasion routes by people from Central Asia.
One of the ancient world's most advanced civilizations was built along the _____ River.
The soil of the Maldives makes it difficult for a wide range of vegetation to grow because it is _____.
salty and shallow
The Ganges River makes it extremely important to _____ in India because of its alluvial plain.
Glacier and snow melt from the _____ provide the waters for the Ganges year-round.
The two major mountain ranges found in southern India are the Western and Eastern _____.
The _____ merges with the Ganges and forms a delta that is prone to flooding.
The highest mountain range in South Asia is the _____.
The Western Ghats form the edge of the _____ Plateau in southern India.
The Indian subcontinent was formed by the collision of the Indian continent and the continent of _____.
_____ is necessary to farming in most places in India.
The _____ were initially formed by the collision of the continents of India and Eurasia.
The Ganges is considered the most sacred river in India by _____.
What are the major causes of air pollution in South Asia?
motor vehicle emissions, industrial emissions, and biomass burning
Mica is a mineral found in India that is used to make electrical equipment.
_____ is known as the "Silicon Valley of India" because it is an important information technology center of South Asia.
Children exposed to the bacteria in the Ganges River often die of diarrhea-related illnesses.
The Taj Mahal in India has been damaged by pollutants in the air.
Coal and oil are two of South Asia's most important sources of renewable energy.
_____ is a major export of India and Nepal.
Arable land is a major resource of South Asia.
Following the financial crisis of the 1990s, the Indian government encouraged industrialization by allowing _____.
less government control of industry
Diamond mining has been very profitable to Sri Lanka.
Irrigation is essential to farming in Pakistan.
The vast majority of India's workers are _____.
Hindus bathe in the Ganges River because they believe it cleanses them from sin.
The service sector is the _____growing economic sector in South Asia.
An auto rickshaw is a three-wheeled taxi used in many South Asian countries.
The _____ River has been polluted by the dumping of half-cremated bodies.
Where are some of South Asia's largest oil reserves located? Select all that apply.
bay of bengal
India has tried to reduce air pollution by restricting the use of _____.
certain kinds of diesel fuel
_____ is the burning of biological materials.
Coal is found in abundance in South Asia.
Vast amounts of water resources provide access to the important food supply of _____.
Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka have large commercial fishing industries.
The government of Bangladesh has a _____ form of government.
Karachi and Delhi are two of India's largest cities.
_____ has the second largest population of Muslims in the world.
_____ is a traditional social class of Hindu society.
The vast majority of Dravidian speakers live in northern India.
After achieving independence from Britain, India was divided into _____ and India.
east and west pakistan
_____ is spoken by a large number of people in both India and Pakistan.
The _____ Civilization had one of the first wastewater removal systems.
_____ is the most widely spoken Indo-Aryan language in India.
The Gupta Dynasty was known as India's Bronze Age due to economic prosperity of the time.
Experts estimate that _____ will surpass China in population by 2030.
_____ was instrumental to India's independence from the British rule, which occurred in 1947.
The Aryans are believed to have invaded India by way of the _____.
hindu kush mountain passes
The main reason India's large population is increasing is that the death rate is greater than the birthrate.
According to _____, bad things happen to people when they do something bad.
the law of karma
The vast majority of Indo-Aryan speakers live in southern India.
Jati translates to "the great soul."
A majority of India's population lives in apartments in rural areas.
_____ is a form of social classification in India; however, it is not necessarily tied to religious beliefs or standing.
English is spoken by a majority of Indians.
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