Asia Pacific Political History
Asia Pacific Political History

Asia Pacific Political History

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This question pack looks at political development in the region, as well as the impact of the arrival of colonial powers.

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Asia Pacific Political History 1

In which modern day country was the Angkor Empire located?

A

Thailand

B

Laos

C

Vietnam

D

Cambodia

Asia Pacific Political History 2

In which nation did the Three Kingdoms era occur?

A

China

B

Japan

C

Thailand

D

Korea

Asia Pacific Political History 3

Invaders from which country influenced the Yayoi culture of Japan?

A

China

B

Mongolia

C

Korea

D

all of the above

Asia Pacific Political History 4

What type of government did Siam have between the 8th and 16th centuries?

A

colonial governor

B

parliamentary democracy

C

monarchy

D

feudal state

Asia Pacific Political History 5

Which empire ruled Laos from the 9th to the 13th centuries A.D.?

A

Khan

B

Khmer

C

Mekong

D

Chosun

Asia Pacific Political History 6

Which leader is responsible for the unification of China?

A

Genghis Khan

B

Mao Tse-Tung

C

Kublai Khan

D

Emperor C hin

Asia Pacific Political History 7

Which of the following countries was most greatly impacted by wars between C hina and Japan from ancient times to the 18th century?

A

Korea

B

Mongolia

C

Russia

D

Taiwan

Asia Pacific Political History 8

Which of the following countries were ruled by maharajahs from the 8th to 14th centuries A.D.?

A

Laos

B

Indonesia

C

Thailand

D

Cambodia

Asia Pacific Political History 9

A bureaucratic, highly specialized system of government first appeared and replaced the system of feudalism in China in the

A

5th century A.D.

B

2nd century A.D.

C

5th century B.C .

D

2nd century B.C .

Asia Pacific Political History 10

The primary exports from C hina during the colonial era were

A

wool and rice.

B

silk and rice.

C

wool and tea.

D

silk and tea.

Asia Pacific Political History 11

The system of government under the Japanese Shoguns is best described as

A

democracy.

B

monarchy.

C

feudalism.

D

socialism.

Asia Pacific Political History 12

Which of these East Asian countries managed to escape being colonized?

A

Korea

B

Thailand

C

Indonesia

D

all of the above

Asia Pacific Political History 13

Which of these East Asian countries was a colonial power?

A

China

B

Korea

C

Japan

D

Thailand

Asia Pacific Political History 14

Which of these nations was formerly a colony of France?

A

Vietnam

B

Laos

C

Cambodia

D

all of the above

Asia Pacific Political History 15

Which of these nations was formerly a colony of Portugal?

A

Laos

B

Cambodia

C

Singapore

D

Indonesia

Asia Pacific Political History 16

Which of these nations was formerly a colony of Spain?

A

Laos

B

the Philippines

C

Indonesia

D

Singapore

Asia Pacific Political History 17

What is the period of Japanese history following the overthrow of the Shoguns in the mid-19th century called?

A

the Kyoto Protocol

B

the Taiji Reformation

C

the Russo-Japanese Alliance

D

the Meiji Restoration

Asia Pacific Political History 18

Under the Meiji Constitution, the highest political and legal authority in Japan was given to whom?

A

the House of Chancellors

B

the emperor

C

the House of Commons

D

the House of Representatives

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