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Study Guide Questions

1.     What is a "monsoon"?
2.     Many tropical regions have a monsoon-type of climate. True or false?
3.     In what part of the world are monsoons most pronounced?
4.     During what months do the winter monsoons affect the region named in #3?
5.     Winter monsoons blow into the region named in #3 from what direction?
6.     Winter monsoon winds are heavy with moisture. True or false?
7.     Winter monsoon winds are warm. True or false?
8.     The winter monsoon season is the most pleasant time of the year. True or false?
9.     Which state's weather during the winter monsoon season is an exception to the rule?
10.     Where is this state located?
11.     What body of water causes this exception of the rule to occur?
12.     Usually the cool season is followed by a season of _______________________________________.
13.     How high does the temperature climb in late May?
14.     What is the name of India's sacred river?
15.     What happens if heat and drought continue into late June?
16.     What are "nomads"?
17.     School vacations coincide with the __________________ season.
18.     Where do well-off Indians go to escape the heat?
19.     If the rains are late, roadside ____________________________ appear.
20.     The summer monsoon brings ____________________, because it carries ____________________.
21.     In what months does extremely hot air build up over the subcontinent?
22.     The hot air that has accumulated leads to the development of a(n) _________________________ area.
23.     What is the general direction of air flow during these months?
24.     What is the summer monsoon called?
25.     Relatively cool maritime air flows _________________________.
26.     Rain clouds form when water vapor ___________________________.
27.     Throughout most of India, all but a fraction of the entire annual rainfall occurs between what months?
28.     Each year, the first drops of rain are greeted with ___________________________.
29.     Streams and rivers can become _______________________________ during the summer monsoons.
30.     Heavy seas make fishing ________________________________.
31.     Rice is a kind of ____________________.
32.     What is a "rice paddy"?
33.     What is sometimes used for the collection and storage of water?
34.     What happens when the rice grains ripen?
35.     That is "thrashing"?
36.     How are some millet crops thrashed?
37.     One of India's wettest regions faces the __________________ Sea.
38.     What are "lianas"?
39.     What animal is used to help people to harvest and process forest trees?
40.     What are some of India's valuable export crops?
41.     How often do tea plants bloom?
42.     Tea plantations are usually found at _____________________ elevations on _____________________ slopes.
43.     Rubber trees originally from _________________________ are grown in Kerala.
44.     Rubber trees produce a substance known as "________________________."
45.     How is excess moisture removed from latex?
46.     What are coconut fibers called?
47.     What is made from coconut fibers?
48.     Cotton grows best where there is a long rainy season. True or false?
49.     For how long has cotton been grown in India?
50.     What animal can survive for weeks without water?
51.     Palaces were once built for __________________________.
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