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Although considered part of insular Southeast Asia, Malaysia splits its territory between the island of _____ and the Malay Peninsula on the _____.
Celebes; Andaman Sea
Mindanao; Philippine Sea
Kalimantan; Arakan coast
Brunei; coast of Asia
The Karen, an ethnic minority in Burma, are fighting against the majority Burmans. In exchange for keeping Karen guerrillas out of Thailand, Burma allows Thai companies to:
(A) mine gemstones in Burmese territory without compensation.
(B) smuggle narcotics out of Burmese territory.
(C) cut down valuable teak forests in Burmese territory for timber products.
A and B only.
A and C only.
Air pollution problems in Southeast Asia are made worse by drought, _____, and _____.
slash-and-burn agriculture; limited air-conditioning
burning peat bogs; industrialization
high disease rates; law enforcement
commercial forest cutting; increasing urban pollution
more vehicular accidents; larger cities
Many large, often explosive, volcanoes exist in Southeast Asia because:
four of the Earth's tectonic plates converge here.
most of the islands are over hot spots in the Earth's crust.
earthquake activity in the region opens cracks in the Earth's crust.
this is a major rift region, accounting for both the earthquake and volcanic activity.
continental collisions are common in this region.
The longest river in this region, flowing through Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia, is the ______ River.
Much of the food produced in Southeast Asia, especially rice and fish, is cultivated in:
equatorial island climates.
The world's largest expanse of shallow oceanwhich supports such rich marine life that many Southeast Asians essentially live in their boatscovers an area called the:
Strait of Malacca.
South China Sea.
Wallace's Line separates areas:
colonized by the Dutch from those colonized by the French.
inhabited by predominantly Asian plant and animal species from those with mainly Australian species.
that became communist during the Cold War from capitalist countries.
overpopulated by humans from relatively uninhabited locales.
at greater risk from typhoons from those at lower risk.
While volcanic soils are extremely fertile, island rainforest soils are poor because:
(A) nutrients are locked up in the vegetation itself.
(B) nutrients are washed out of the soils by incessant rains.
(C) nutrients are replenished by farmers through constant field rotation or heavy application of fertilizers.
A and B only.
B and C only.
Major plantation crops grown in Southeast Asia include all of the following EXCEPT:
Indonesia's policy of relocating people from densely populated areas to more lightly populated areas is called:
The first major external influence on Southeast Asiawhich forms the basis for many writing systems as well as other cultural featureswas the establishment of several:
Hindu kingdoms roughly 2,000 years ago.
Mahayana Buddhist temples roughly 1,300 years ago.
Chinese communities roughly 100 years ago.
Christian churches roughly 100 years ago.
Islamic trade routes roughly 1,200 years ago.
With the exception of the Philippines, insular Southeast Asia is primarily:
Roman Catholic Christian.
Of the language families found in the region, the most widespread is:
Language is an important part of Southeast Asia's cultural geography. The common trade language, or lingua franca, throughout the INSULAR realm was:
The only country in Southeast Asia to have never been subjected to European colonial rule is:
Opponents of English in Southeast Asia include nationalists in:
All of the answers provided.
The organization that has done the most to resolve political conflicts and to provide economic promise in Southeast Asia is:
Dutch East Indies Company.
The newest independent country to emerge in Southeast Asia is:
European colonial powers were initially attracted to Southeast Asia by all of the following EXCEPT:
spices and herbs.
strategic ports and trade links.
During the 1970s, millions of Cambodians were killed by a radical Communist group called the:
In 2001, the United States committed itself to assist the government of the Philippines to combat terrorist groups such as:
New People's Army.
Because of suspected large reserves of oil in the vicinity, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and China all have advanced territorial claims over the:
Solomon Islands and Marshall Islands.
Spratly Islands and Paracel Islands.
Lesser Sunda Islands.
As in other world regions, economies in Southeast Asia can be destabilized by _____, which favors family and friends of corrupt leaders and damages perceived enemies.
Even the poorest countries in Southeast Asia have made real improvements in:
female literacy rates.
life expectancy at birth.
mortality under age 5.
female labor force participation.
all of the answers provided.
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