INDIA_2007_Blanks - SOUTH ASIA I. Introduction A. Two _...

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SOUTH ASIA I. Introduction A. Two __________ systems, the Ganges-Brahmaputra and the ________ are crucial to the lives of millions of people in South Asia. The annual ___________ is a critical environmental element. B. Dominate religion is _________ in India and _________ in Pakistan. _______________ in Sri Lanka. C. South Asia has worlds second largest population. By _______ it is expected to be first. D. All states of South Asia suffer from _________________. E. India constitutes the world's largest and most complex ____________ state. F. ________________ 1. Wet monsoon and Dry monsoon (monsoon means ____________). Wet monsoon occurs 2. Monsoon are a result of the differential rates at which _______ and __________ absorb and release energy. 3. In the summer the land heats more rapidly than the ocean and retains that heat longer. This difference in the summer results in moist ocean air being drawn inland. The _____________ affects also accentuates the rain fall dropped on South Asia. 4. In the winter the process is ________________ and dry land air goes out to the ocean. II. Physiographic Regions A. _________ Physiographic Regions in Indian Subcontinent 1. Northern mountains, Baluchistan, Hindu Kush/Karakoram, Himalayan and Assamese uplands. a) generally mountains in the west are __________ than the ___________ Assamese uplands in the east. b) Mountains are the result of plate tectonics. Indian subcontinent was a separate crustal plate which crashed (in geologic time) into the Eurasian plate. 2. Southern peninsular ___________, the _____________ Plateau. a) Deccan Plateau is __________ lava flow which is higher in the west (Western _________ which tip eastward towards the Bay of ___________) b) Central _______________ plateau is located north of Deccan Plateau and is bordered on south by the Vindhya Range. 3. In between belt of river lowlands, Lower__________ Valley, Punjab and North Indian Plain, and Brahmaputra Valley a) ___________ river originates in Himalayas and provides needed water to the semiarid region of _____________. b) ____________ and Brahmaputra also originate in Himalayas, Ganges in _________ in the Punjab, Brahmaputra in the _______. Both empty into the Bay of Bengal through ______________. III. The _____________ Sequence A. Early history 1. Thriving culture develops in _________ valley the same time as the development of the Tigris-Euphrates valley. 2. Area is invaded by __________, who destroy ancient Indus Culture and bring Indo- European language to the area. (__________) Also from the Aryans came the seeds of the _________ faith. This faith eventually leads to the development of the ____________ system. 3. Lower portion of _________, Deccan Plateau, remains somewhat isolated from Aryan
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