East Asian Geography
East Asian Geography

East Asian Geography

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A question pack focusing on China, Japan and beyond.

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East Asian Geography Q1

As a result of the one-child-only policy in China, there is a disproportionate number of males versus females across the country with an average difference being 10% more males. Why is this?

A

Naturally, more male babies are born than female babies.

B

Female babies are aborted more often than male babies in order to have a male baby instead.

C

This is actually an urban myth; there are not more males in China than females.

D

Female infanticide is higher in China than male infanticide for some unknown, medical reason.

E

Both A and C

East Asian Geography Q2

In 2000, which of the following nations renewed its efforts to be internationally recognized as a sovereign nation (and introduced plans to formally secede from China)?

A

Tibet

B

Hong Kong

C

Japan

D

Taiwan

E

Mongolia

East Asian Geography Q3

South Korea has used what type of method to develop its economy?

A

State capitalism

B

Free-enterprise capitalism

C

Communism

D

Agricultural exports

E

Laissez-faire capitalism

East Asian Geography Q4

The three-way split in China was a three-way war over the control of China by the Nationalists, Communists, and Japanese. Eventually, which group took control and what happened to the other two?

A

The Communists took control, the Japanese were pushed out after World War II, and the Nationalists fled to Formosa (Taiwan).

B

The Nationalists took control, the Japanese were pushed out after World War II, and the Communists fled to Formosa.

C

The Japanese took control, the Communists were pushed out after World War II, and the Nationalists fled to Formosa.

D

The Japanese took control, the Nationalists were pushed out after World War II, and the Communists fled to Formosa.

E

The Communists took control, the Nationalists were pushed out after World War II, and the Japanese fled to Formosa.

East Asian Geography Q5

What is a major concern in Japan today for the continuation of its economic growth in the future?

A

Dwindling resources

B

Overpopulation

C

The eruption of Mount Fuji

D

The country's small family size and declining population, which leads to a labor shortage

E

Both C and D

East Asian Geography Q6

What is the primary purpose of the Three Gorges Dam?

A

Control flooding along the Yangtze River

B

Produce hydroelectric power

C

Increase shipping capacity along the river

D

All of the above

E

None of the above

East Asian Geography Q7

What is the primary reason that Chinese culture has endured for thousands of years?

A

A strong sense of nationalism; that is, a sense of unity due to cultural background

B

A strong sense of patriotism; that is, a love for one's nation

C

Isolationism from European colonialism and Central Asian imperialism due to the Himalayas and other high mountain ranges that encircle China

D

The demands of Communism

E

None of the above

East Asian Geography Q8

When did European colonialism arrive in China?

A

During the Shang Dynasty

B

During the Han Dynasty

C

During the Tang Dynasty

D

During the Ming Dynasty

E

During the Qing Dynasty

East Asian Geography Q9

Which of the following countries is NOT in the realm of East Asia?

A

China

B

Japan

C

Taiwan

D

Sri Lanka

E

Mongolia

East Asian Geography Q10

Which of the following nations has isolated itself behind an authoritarian dictatorship since World War II?

A

South Korea

B

North Korea

C

Singapore

D

Taiwan

E

Japan

East Asian Geography Q11

Which of the following reasons best describes how Hong Kong created a doorway for British expansion into China?

A

By establishing a free port for imports and exports, Hong Kong was able to enhance China's economy, eventually resulting in Hong Kong's transformation from a British colony to an autonomous region of China.

B

By building up a strong military, Hong Kong was able to provide a stronghold for the British in China.

C

By disseminating information about religious conversion, Hong Kong was able to bridge the religious and cultural gaps between Britain and China, allowing for British expansion.

D

All of the above

E

None of the above

East Asian Geography Q12

Which of the following statements accurately describes an impact of physical geography on the history of the Korean Peninsula?

A

Lack of natural resources has prevented development of manufacturing.

B

Lack of rivers has limited food production.

C

Large deserts have led to isolation.

D

Location has led to invasion and occupation by other nations.

E

All of the above

East Asian Geography Q13

Why does most of China's population live in its eastern region?

A

Fresh water, good soil, and A-type climates

B

Fresh water, good soil, and B-type climates

C

Fresh water, good soil, and C-type climates

D

Fresh water, good soil, and D-type climates

E

Fresh water, good soil, and E-type climates

East Asian Geography Q15

Why has China transitioned from strict Communism to a capitalist-influenced economy?

A

In a series of statements in the 1990s, China's political leaders suggested that in order for China to enjoy a more mature form of socialism, greater national wealth was needed.

B

In a series of statements in the 1990s, China's political leaders suggested that in order for China to enjoy a more mature form of socialism, greater cultural control was needed.

C

In a series of statements in the 1990s, China's political leaders suggested that in order for China to enjoy a more mature form of socialism, greater military power was needed.

D

In a series of statements in the 1990s, China's political leaders suggested that in order for China to enjoy a more mature form of socialism, greater industrialization was needed.

E

None of the above

East Asian Geography Q14

In China, what was the purpose of the Great Leap Forward?

A

To promote democratic reform

B

To end the private ownership of land

C

To strengthen economic ties with Europe

D

To increase agricultural and industrial production

E

All of the above

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