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Chapter 15: Southeast Asia

Quiz by Christina Kreikemeier

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  • Q1

    The words island and peninsula are both related to the word ___, which means an area comprised of islands. 

    endemic

    fauna

    insular

    flora 

    30s
  • Q2

    Indonesia's 40,000 species of flowering plants are evidence that few places in the world rival Southeast Asia in diversity of ___. 

    plantations

    primate city

    flora

    fauna

    30s
  • Q3

    In addition to plant life, the ___, or animal life of Southeast Asia is also richly varied. 

    fauna

    flora

    sultans

    ecotourism

    30s
  • Q4

    Many species of mammals, birds, fish, and insects are ___ or found nowhere else on earth. 

    pandemic

    endemic

    epidemic

    constitutional monarchy

    30s
  • Q5

    Europeans established ___ in Southeast Asia where they grew a single crop for export. Crops grown included tea, coffee, tobacco, and rubber trees. 

    subsistence farming

    primate city

    minorities

    plantations

    30s
  • Q6

    The ___, or kings, of Malacca, ruled over much of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra. 

    president

    constitutional monarchy

    absolute monarchy

    sultans

    30s
  • Q7

    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. 

    primate city

    democracy

    monarchy

    dictatorship

    30s
  • Q8

    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. 

    president

    democracy 

    plantations

    monarchy

    30s
  • Q9

    Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a ___ cite, and home to more than 11 million people. 

    endemic

    mammal 

    primate

    insular

    30s
  • Q10

    The largest ethnic group in Indonesia is the Javanese; however, many ___, or smaller groups of people, also live in that country. 

    endemic

    minorities 

    primate city

    ecotourism

    30s
  • Q11

    The area bordering the Pacific Ocean is known as the Pacific ___. 

    Zone

    Rim

    Continent

    Island

    30s
  • Q12

    Farmers who grow only enough food to feed themselves and their families and practice substance ___. 

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    Jumble
    30s
  • Q13

    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.

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    Jumble
    30s
  • Q14

    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.

    30s
  • Q15

    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.

    30s

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