08MCTFSouth Asia - Chapter 8 South Asia MultipleChoice...

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Chapter 8 South Asia Multiple Choice Introduction 1. The country with the second largest population in the world is: A. Pakistan B. the United States C. Russia *D. India E. China 2. Which of the following is not a major geographic quality of South Asia? A. India is located in the heart of one of the world’s largest population clusters. *B. South Asia is marked by strong linguistic homogeneity. C. The Ganges-Brahmaputra and Indus river systems support hundreds of millions of people. D. Agriculture in South Asia is generally not as productive as in other parts of Asia. E. India constitutes the world’s largest and most complex federal state. 3. Of India’s 1 billion population in 1999, _____ million are Muslims. A. 6B. 450 C. 65 *D. 115 E. 200 4. Pakistan has recently received large numbers of refugees from: A. India B. Kashmir C. Iran *D. Afghanistan E. Nepal A Realm of Poverty 5. The physiological density in India is ________ than the arithmetic population density. *A. greater B. less C. the same 6. India’s population, at its current rate of natural increase, will reach _____ billion by 2039 . *A. 2 B. 1 C. 5 D. 10 E. 150 7. The rate of natural increase in South Asia is about _____ percent. *A. 2.0 B. 3.0 C. 0.5 D. 1.0 E. 10.0 South Asia Page 195
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Physiographic Regions of South Asia 8. Which of the following is not one of the 3 primary physiographic regions of South Asia? A. the northern mountains *B. the wide western coastal plain C. the southern peninsular plateau D. the river lowlands extending from Pakistan’s lower Indus Valley to Assam's Brahmaputra Valley E. all are regions of South Asia 9. The leading river of India is the: A. Brahmaputra *B. Ganges C. Indus D. Nile E. Irrawaddy 10. The major river of Pakistan is the: *A. Indus B. Ganges C. Brahmaputra D. Tigris E. Irrawaddy 11. The lava covered plateau that extends across most of southern India is known as the : A. Punjab B. Bengla C. Dravidian *D. Deccan E. Raj 12. The area known as the “land of the five rivers” is: *A. Punjab B. Hindustan C. Assam D. Pakistan E. none of the above 13. The periphery of the Deccan plateau is marked by mountain ranges called: A. Punjabs *B. Ghats C. Himalayas D. Karakoram E. Hindu Kush 14. The Arabian Sea coast of India is known as the: A. Coromandel Coast B. Ghat Coast *C. Malabar-Konkan Coast D. Deccan Coast E. none of the above 15. The Bay of Bengal coast of India is known as the: *A. Coromandel-Golconda Coast B. Ghat Coast C. Malabar-Konkan Coast D. Deccan Coast E. none of the above 16. The flow of warm, moist ocean air unto South Asia is known as: *A. monsoons B. Ghats C. Bengals D. sea/land breezes E. none of the above Page 196 South Asia
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The Human Sequence 17. Which of the following statements is false? A. Prince Siddhartha, better known as Buddha, was born in northeastern India.
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