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1.     The portion of the earth's population living in East Asia is ___________ . a.) less than 10 % b.) about one-quarter c.) about one-half d.) nearly 75 %
     b.) about one-quarter
2.     The amount of the earth's land area covered by East Asia is ___________ . a.) about one-half b.) approximately one-third c.) nearly one-quarter d.) about one-ninth
     d.) about one-ninth
3.     Which of the following countries is claimed by China, but has de facto independence at present? a.) North Korea b.) Mongolia c.) Taiwan d.) Hong Kong
     c.) Taiwan
4.     Which East Asian country is home to more than one billion people? a.) Japan b.) Taiwan c.) China d.) South Korea e.) Mongolia
     c.) China
5.     The East Asian "culture hearth" is in a.) China's Huang He Basin b.) Japan c.) China's Jiang Valley d.) Tibet
     a.) China's Huang He Basin
6.     The largest city of China is: a.) Beijing b.) Shanghai c.) Hong Kong d.) Tokyo
     b.) Shanghai
7.     Because of the monsoon effect, the rainy season in most of East Asia is a.) summer b.) winter c.) fall d.) spring
     a.) summer
8.     Rice is the principal grain crop in all parts of East Asia. True or false?
     false
9.     East Asian cooking: a.) relies heavily on meat b.) reflects the tradition of efficient resource use c.) is based on rice throughout the region d.) is extremely simple in all respects
      b.) reflects the tradition of efficient resource use
10.     Chinese logograms are: a.) characters that represent sounds b.) characters that represent words c.) very ancient, dating back to 10,000 B.C. d.) used in North Korea, but not South Korea
      b.) characters that represent words
11.     Confucianism, derived from the teachings of Confucius, a.) was spread by the disciple Lao-tse b.) reached China from India c.) was practiced along with Shinto in Taiwan d.) is based on the principles of duty and respect for elders e.) is no longer influential in East Asian thought
     d.) is based on the principles of duty and respect for elders
12.     The aboriginal religion of Japan is: a.) Hinduism b.) Taoism c.) Shinto d.) Buddhism
     c.) Shinto
13.     The first East Asian country to become receptive to Western technology was: a.) China b.) Japan c.) Korea d.) Mongolia
     b.) Japan
14.     Korea was split into two separate countries: a.) shortly after World War II b.) during the Japanese occupation of the early Nineteenth Centur c.) during the long period when China controlled the North but not the Sout d.) in 1953
     a.) shortly after World War II
15.     Which of the following men led the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in the early 20th Century? a.) Mao Tse-tung b.) Chaing Kai-shek c.) Sun Yat-sen d.) Lao-tse
     c.) Sun Yat-sen
16.     Who fled with the Nationalist Chinese army to Taiwan in 1949: a.) Mao Tse-tung b.) Chaing Kai-shek c.) Sun Yat-sen d.) Lao-tse
     b.) Chaing Kai-shek
17.     When was Hong Kong returned to Chinese control? a.) 1949 b.) 1990 c.) 1995 d.) 1997 e.) 1998
     d.) 1997
18.     What country controlled Hong Kong until its return to China? a.) United States b.) Japan c.) France d.) Russia e.) Great Britain
     e.) Great Britain
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