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Which of the following is a peninsula?
The Ring of Fire
Question 1 Explanation:
Korea is a body of land surrounded by water on three sides.
Which of the following is on the mainland?
The Ring of Fire
Question 2 Explanation:
Japan and Taiwan are island countries. The Ring of Fire is an archipelago of volcanoes.
The Great Wall of China protected China from
Question 3 Explanation:
The Great Wall of China was built in the third century BCE.
The Gobi Desert is primarily in
Question 4 Explanation:
The desert covers most of western China, and a small part of it goes into Mongolia.
Which of the following is the most arid country in East Asia?
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.
The Demilitarized Zone is associated with
Question 6 Explanation:
The Demilitarized Zone divides North and South Korea.
Which Chinese city was under British control until 1997?
Question 7 Explanation:
Britain acquired Hong Kong as a result of the Opium War in the 1840s.
Which of the following does not trade with the United States?
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.
Collectivization of agriculture is associated with
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.
Which country has the greatest percentage of its people employed in agriculture?
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.
What is the primary religion in East Asia?
Question 11 Explanation:
Islam has the most adherents across the Asian continent, but Buddhism is most common in the east Asian region.
Which invention is referred to as “china?”
Question 12 Explanation:
All four were invented in China, but only porcelain is referred to as “china.”
Which economic change was introduced into Shanghai in 1990?
Only manufacturing was allowed
Government began controlling business
A market economy was allowed to develop
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.
Why do businesses want to relocate in China’s Special Economic Zones?
Question 14 Explanation:
Shanghai is a Special Economic Zone. Businesses pay lower taxes in SEZs than in other parts of China.
The presence of so many Chinese goods in the United States is due to
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.
What has happened to the size of China’s middle class since 1990?
The middle class has increased sharply
The middle class has increased slightly
The middle class has not changed in size
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.
Japan’s post-World War II economy was based on that of
The Soviet Union
the United States
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.
How is Japan’s economy likely to be affected by changes in its population by 2050?
Expansion of domestic market for electronics
Shortage of workers and entrepreneurs
Shift from manufacturing to service industries
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.
Based on what you know about China and Japan, which of the following statements is true?
China was more technologically advanced than Japan throughout most of history, but Japan is more advanced now
Japan was more technologically advanced than China throughout most of history, but China is more advanced now
China has been consistently more advanced than Japan
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.
If it is 12:00 p.m. in Beijing, on China’s east coast, what time is it on China’s western border?
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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