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Independent Nations of South Asia

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  • Q1
    prime minister of India, 1966-1977 and 1980-1984; her position as prime minister represented an advancement for Indian women
    Indira Gandhi
    Jawaharlal Nehru
    Mohandas Gandhi
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah
    120s
  • Q2
    political and diplomatic independence from both Cold War superpowers
    dalits
    nonalignment
    neutrality
    partition
    120s
  • Q3
    the division of India into the nations of India and Pakistan
    break up
    The Great Divide
    partition
    split apart
    120s
  • Q4
    India's first prime minister; worked to build a modern, secular state dedicated to promoting social justice
    Jawaharlal Nehru
    Gamal Abdel Nassar
    Indira Gandhi
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah
    120s
  • Q5
    the first Governor-General of Pakistan; wanted to create a nation for Muslims
    Indira Gandhi
    Jawaharlal Nehru
    Muhammed Ali Jinnah
    Gamal Abdel Nassar
    120s
  • Q6
    state in the Himalayas with Muslim and Hindu populations; control of the state is contested by India and Pakistan
    Kashmir
    Bhutan
    Tibet
    Bangladesh
    120s
  • Q7
    originally East Pakistan; acheived independence in 1971
    India
    Punjab
    Bangladesh
    Sri Lanka
    120s
  • Q8
    What is the name of the organization led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah that helped to create the nation of Pakistan?
    Muslim League
    Pan-Indian Party
    South Asian Leadership Conference
    Congress Party
    30s
  • Q9
    The Golden Temple is considered to be the holiest shrine to which religious group?
    Hindus
    Muslims
    Sikhs
    Buddhists
    120s
  • Q10
    Countries of the Nonaligned Movement allied themselves with
    the Soviet Union
    the United States
    no particular ally
    all African nations
    120s
  • Q11
    Why did India become two countries after independence in 1947?
    Muslim leaders feared discrimination in a Hindu-dominated India.
    Mohandas Gandhi insisted on two nations.
    Hindu leaders feared discrimination in a Muslim-majority India.
    The British government did not want a country dominated by Islam.
    120s
  • Q12
    Why is Kashmir a source of tension between India and Pakistan?
    Kashmir developed nuclear weapons.
    The nations continue to clash over Kashmir's status.
    Kashmir's Muslim ruler outlawed Hinduism.
    Muslim Kashmiris massacred Hindu leaders.
    120s
  • Q13
    Which statement best explains why India was partitioned in 1947?
    Communist supporters wanted a separate state.
    Religious differences led to political division.
    One region wanted to remain under British control.
    The British feared a united India.
    120s
  • Q14
    In India and Pakistan, feelings of nationalism are intertwined with religious conflict between
    Muslims and Hindus.
    Taoists and Buddhists.
    Buddhists and Hindus.
    Christians and Muslims.
    120s
  • Q15
    Bangladesh is
    a mountainous region with a small population.
    the site of a long conflict with the Soviet Union and mujahedin rebels.
    the former eastern part of Pakistan and one of the world’s poorest nations.
    home to thousands of Muslim radicals who fled Afghanistan.
    120s

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