East Asia Geography Quiz

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Question 1
Which of the following is a peninsula?

A
China
B
Korea
C
Japan
D
The Ring of Fire
Question 1 Explanation: 
Korea is a body of land surrounded by water on three sides.
Question 2
Which of the following is on the mainland?

A
Japan
B
Mongolia
C
The Ring of Fire
D
Taiwan
Question 2 Explanation: 
Japan and Taiwan are island countries. The Ring of Fire is an archipelago of volcanoes.
Question 3
The Great Wall of China protected China from

A
Japan
B
Korea
C
Mongolia
D
Taiwan
Question 3 Explanation: 
The Great Wall of China was built in the third century BCE.
Question 4
The Gobi Desert is primarily in

A
China
B
Mongolia
C
Korea
D
Siberia
Question 4 Explanation: 
The desert covers most of western China, and a small part of it goes into Mongolia.
Question 5
Which of the following is the most arid country in East Asia?

A
China
B
Mongolia
C
North Korea
D
South Korea
Question 5 Explanation: 
You might think the answer is China, but China also has a large tropical region and thickly forested regions. Mongolia is partly desert and mostly arid with little vegetation.
Question 6
The Demilitarized Zone is associated with

A
China
B
Japan
C
Korea
D
Taiwan
Question 6 Explanation: 
The Demilitarized Zone divides North and South Korea.
Question 7
Which Chinese city was under British control until 1997?

A
Beijing
B
Canton
C
Hong Kong
D
Shanghai
Question 7 Explanation: 
Britain acquired Hong Kong as a result of the Opium War in the 1840s.
Question 8
Which of the following does not trade with the United States?

A
Mongolia
B
North Korea
C
South Korea
D
Taiwan
Question 8 Explanation: 
North Korea is a communist country. It is known as the “hermit kingdom.” Apart from China, it does not trade with many other countries, including the United States.​
Question 9
Collectivization of agriculture is associated with

A
China
B
Japan
C
Mongolia
D
South Korea
Question 9 Explanation: 
Mau Zedong’s government collectivized agriculture. The government confiscated individual plots of land and forced farmers to work on communal farms that were owned by the state.
Question 10
Which country has the greatest percentage of its people employed in agriculture?

A
China
B
North Korea
C
South Korea
D
Taiwan
Question 10 Explanation: 
North Korea has the most poverty and lacks the technology to produce an adequate food supply. Therefore, the government must employ a lot of people in agriculture.
Question 11
What is the primary religion in East Asia?

A
Buddhism
B
Christianity
C
Hinduism
D
Islam
Question 11 Explanation: 
Islam has the most adherents across the Asian continent, but Buddhism is most common in the east Asian region.
Question 12
Which invention is referred to as “china?”

A
The compass
B
Fireworks
C
Paper
D
Porcelain
Question 12 Explanation: 
All four were invented in China, but only porcelain is referred to as “china.”
Question 13
Which economic change was introduced into Shanghai in 1990?

A
Only manufacturing was allowed
B
Government began controlling business
C
A market economy was allowed to develop
D
Foreign companies were outlawed
Question 13 Explanation: 
Shanghai is one of a few cities in China where capitalism is permitted. It has the strongest economy in China and is one of the largest cities in the world.
Question 14
Why do businesses want to relocate in China’s Special Economic Zones?

A
Higher wages
B
Higher tariffs
C
Less competition
D
Lower taxes
Question 14 Explanation: 
Shanghai is a Special Economic Zone. Businesses pay lower taxes in SEZs than in other parts of China.
Question 15
The presence of so many Chinese goods in the United States is due to

A
Free trade
B
Multinational corporations
C
Both
D
Neither
Question 15 Explanation: 
The United States does not have a free trade agreement with China, but American corporations do business all over the world, including China.
Question 16
What has happened to the size of China’s middle class since 1990?

A
The middle class has increased sharply
B
The middle class has increased slightly
C
The middle class has not changed in size
D
The middle class has decreased in size
Question 16 Explanation: 
As China permits more capitalism, its middle class continues to grow at an exponential rate.
Question 17
Japan’s post-World War II economy was based on that of

A
China
B
The Soviet Union
C
the United States
D
Taiwan
Question 17 Explanation: 
Japan has an advanced technologically-based capitalist economy, similar to the United States. China and the Soviet Union were communist. Taiwan was capitalist but did not have any technology approaching that of the United States.
Question 18
How is Japan’s economy likely to be affected by changes in its population by 2050?

A
Expansion of domestic market for electronics
B
Shortage of workers and entrepreneurs
C
Shift from manufacturing to service industries
D
Increased need for agricultural workers
Question 18 Explanation: 
Japan’s birthrate has declined sharply since 1990. It will soon face a shortage of workers and a declining standard of living if it does not increase its birthrate or take in immigrants.
Question 19
Based on what you know about China and Japan, which of the following statements is true?

A
China was more technologically advanced than Japan throughout most of history, but Japan is more advanced now
B
Japan was more technologically advanced than China throughout most of history, but China is more advanced now
C
China has been consistently more advanced than Japan
D
Japan has been consistently more advanced than China
Question 19 Explanation: 
For thousands of years, China had a technical advantage, but that advantage began to shift in the early twentieth century when Japan began a rapid industrialization.
Question 20
If it is 12:00 p.m. in Beijing, on China’s east coast, what time is it on China’s western border?

A
10:00 a.m.
B
10:00 p.m.
C
12:00 p.m.
D
2:00 p.m.
Question 20 Explanation: 
Though the rest of the world might think it is 10:00 a.m., China has only one time zone. Therefore, it is 12:00 p.m. in the west.
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