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Multiple Choice

Select the best answer from the choices provided.

This activity contains 25 questions.

Question 1.
Although considered part of insular Southeast Asia, Malaysia splits its territory between the island of _____ and the Malay Peninsula on the _____.


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Question 2.
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:


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Question 3.
Air pollution problems in Southeast Asia are made worse by drought, _____, and _____.


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Question 4.
Many large, often explosive, volcanoes exist in Southeast Asia because:


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Question 5.
The longest river in this region, flowing through Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia, is the ______ River.


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Question 6.
Much of the food produced in Southeast Asia, especially rice and fish, is cultivated in:


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Question 7.
The world's largest expanse of shallow ocean—which supports such rich marine life that many Southeast Asians essentially live in their boats—covers an area called the:


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Question 8.
Wallace's Line separates areas:


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Question 9.
While volcanic soils are extremely fertile, island rainforest soils are poor because:


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Question 10.
Major plantation crops grown in Southeast Asia include all of the following EXCEPT:


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Question 11.
Indonesia's policy of relocating people from densely populated areas to more lightly populated areas is called:


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Question 12.
The first major external influence on Southeast Asia—which forms the basis for many writing systems as well as other cultural features—was the establishment of several:


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Question 13.
With the exception of the Philippines, insular Southeast Asia is primarily:


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Question 14.
Of the language families found in the region, the most widespread is:


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Question 15.
Language is an important part of Southeast Asia's cultural geography. The common trade language, or lingua franca, throughout the INSULAR realm was:


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Question 16.
The only country in Southeast Asia to have never been subjected to European colonial rule is:


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Question 17.
Opponents of English in Southeast Asia include nationalists in:


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Question 18.
The organization that has done the most to resolve political conflicts and to provide economic promise in Southeast Asia is:


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Question 19.
The newest independent country to emerge in Southeast Asia is:


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Question 20.
European colonial powers were initially attracted to Southeast Asia by all of the following EXCEPT:


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Question 21.
During the 1970s, millions of Cambodians were killed by a radical Communist group called the:


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Question 22.
In 2001, the United States committed itself to assist the government of the Philippines to combat terrorist groups such as:


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Question 23.
Because of suspected large reserves of oil in the vicinity, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and China all have advanced territorial claims over the:


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Question 24.
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.


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Question 25.
Even the poorest countries in Southeast Asia have made real improvements in:


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