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Asia Exam Study Guide
South Asia
Terms to know:
1. archipelago (553)
9. nonviolence resistance (568)
17. constitutional monarchy (580)
2. caste system (572)
10. Mohandas Gandhi (568)
18. Siddhartha Gautama (582)
3. Himalaya Mountains (552)
11. partition (574)
4. Ganges River (560 -561)
12. Kashmir (574)
5. monsoons (557)
13. subsistence farming (575)
6. Hinduism (571)
14. Ramadan (576)
7. Islam (576)
15. Indo-Gangetic Plain (553)
8. Green Revolution (570)
16. Sherpa (582)
Questions:
19. Describe the two monsoon seasons (summer and winter). (597)
20. Why is South Asia’s population explosion considered a mixed blessing? (593)
21. What are the 3 major rivers of South Asia? How have these rivers played a key role in supporting life in South
Asia? Give 3 reasons. (552-553)
East Asia
Terms to know:
22. Huang He (621)
27. Chang Jiang (621)
23. dynasty (635)
28. Three Gorges Dam (628)
24. Confucianism (638)
29. Boxer Rebellion (636)
25. Mao Zedong (636)
30. communism
26. Buddhism (638)
31. Taoism (638)
Questions:
32. In what ways are China’s river systems important to the economy? (623)
33. What are the positive and negative effects of building the Three Gorges Dam? (629-630)
34. Why was the “one-child” policy established in China? (639)
35. What geographic feature helped isolate China by creating a giant barrier between it and the Indian
subcontinent? (552)
36. Know the 5 early Chinese dynasties. (635)
37. Why has North Korea attracted worldwide attention in the early 21st century?
38. Japan is located in a region of volcanoes and earthquakes. What is this region called? (661)
Southeast Asia
Terms to know:
39. Vietnam War (707)
40. ASEAN (707)
Questions:
41. What country in Southeast Asia is the largest archipelago? (map on 680)
Map Locations
India
Mongolia
Chang Jiang
China
Pakistan
Ganges River
North Korea
Nepal
Himalayas
South Korea
Vietnam
Kunlun Mtns
Japan
Sri Lanka
Hindu Kush
Indonesia
Gobi Desert
Huang He