Chapter 15: Southeast Asia
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The words island and peninsula are both related to the word ___, which means an area comprised of islands.29
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The words island and peninsula are both related to the word ___, which means an area comprised of islands.
Indonesia's 40,000 species of flowering plants are evidence that few places in the world rival Southeast Asia in diversity of ___.
In addition to plant life, the ___, or animal life of Southeast Asia is also richly varied.
Many species of mammals, birds, fish, and insects are ___ or found nowhere else on earth.
Europeans established ___ in Southeast Asia where they grew a single crop for export. Crops grown included tea, coffee, tobacco, and rubber trees.
The ___, or kings, of Malacca, ruled over much of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra.
Slam, the only Southeast Asia country the Europeans did not colonize, was an absolute ___, a form of government in which one ruler has the power to govern the whole country.
Thailand, once called Siam, is now a constitutional ___ a form of government where the ruler must follow the constitution and the law of the land.
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a ___ cite, and home to more than 11 million people.
The largest ethnic group in Indonesia is the Javanese; however, many ___, or smaller groups of people, also live in that country.
The area bordering the Pacific Ocean is known as the Pacific ___.
Farmers who grow only enough food to feed themselves and their families and practice substance ___.Users re-arrange answers into correct orderJumble30sEditDelete
One advantage of __ is that when people come to visit a country's natural environments such as rain forests and coral reefs, they leave with a greater appreciation for them and more desire to protect them.Users re-arrange answers into correct orderJumble30sEditDelete
What is one reason for the low literacy rate in East Timor?
A strict form of religion practiced in East Timor prohibits teaching girls to read.
Most schools were destroyed during the country’s fight for independence.
The tuition fees for schools are set so high that only the rich can afford them.
The government discourages education in order to control the people.30sEditDelete
What conflict occurred in Cambodia in the late 1970s?
Cambodia fought to gain independence from its French colonial rulers.
Under the rule of the Communist Khmer Rouge, at least 1.5 million Cambodians either died or were killed.
The country’s long-ruling constitutional monarchy was overthrown.
Cambodia was invaded by China and briefly became part of that country.30sEditDelete
What is the largest country in Southeast Asia?
The Khmer empire was centered in what modern-day Southeast Asian nation?
About a quarter of the world's trade goes through which waterway in Southeast Asia?
Strait of Malacca
Which type of natural disaster occurred in Indonesia in 2004, causing the deaths of more than 230,000 people?
How did Thailand differ from other Southeast Asian nations during the colonial era?
Thailand was the only nation that was a constitutional monarchy.
Thailand was the only U.S. colony in the region.
Thailand was the only Southeast Asian nation that was not colonized.
Thailand was the only nation in the region that itself owned colonies.30sEditDelete
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