Southeast Asia Quiz

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  1. What sea or ocean flooded the land bridge from the Southeast Asian islands to mainland Asia?
    South China Sea
  2. The December 2004 tsunami originated off shore of this island.
    Sumatra
  3. Which of these is the best estimate of the death toll from the December 2004 tsunami?
    230,000
  4. Where are the Spratly Islands located?
    between Vietnam and the Philippines in the South China Sea
  5. An attempted Communist coup in 1965 against this country’s leader, Sukarno, resulted in atleast 500,000 people being killed in retaliation.
    Indonesia
  6. This country has had a socialist form of government since a military coup in 1962.
    Burma
  7. Who withdrew from Indochina after a devastating loss to Ho Chi Minh’s forces at Dien BienPhu in 1954?
    France
  8. What was the estimated refugee population leaving South Vietnam after unification withNorth Vietnam?
    2 million
  9. The Khmer Rouge is associated with communist revolutionaries in this country.
    Cambodia
  10. The brutal “death march” out of Phnom Penh in 1975—76 that killed at least 2 million peoplewas ordered by this man.
    Pol Pot
  11. This country’s government policy of Bumiputra explicitly discriminated against ethnic Chinese populations.
    Malaysia
  12. This country was the first to be hit by the Asian Economic Crisis of 1997, when its currency,the baht, plummeted in value against the yen and the dollar.
    Thailand
  13. Approximately what proportion of foreign tourists visiting Thailand each year are “sextourists?”
    1 in 10
  14. What is the main illegal product being produced in Southeast Asia’s “Golden Triangle?”
    opium
  15. This is the major religious separatist movement in the Philippines.
    Muslim
  16. The __________ is Southeast Asiaʹs longest waterway.
    Mekong River
  17. The __________ is a sandstone upland region of poor soils that are suitable only for drylandcrops and livestock.
    Khorat Plateau in Thailand
  18. Which volcano collapsed into the ocean during an eruption in 1883?
    Krakatoa
  19. __________ is the most important energy resource produced for export in Southeast Asia.
    Oil
  20. In a tropical deciduous forest, the trees drop their leaves in response to:
    a dry season
  21. Largest in population in Southeast Asia, it is also fourth largest in population in the world.
    Indonesia
  22. Which of the following was a French possession during the late 19th and early 20th centuries?
    • Vietnam
    • Laos
    • Cambodia
  23. All of these countries either now have or once had Communist governments, except
    Indonesia
  24. All of these countries have territory on the island of Borneo, except:
    Singapore
  25. Which of the following was never a European colony?
    Thailand
  26. Most of the people on Singapore are:
    ethnic Chinese
  27. The sultanate of Brunei has become rich through the export of:
    petroleum
  28. This island was originally a Portuguese colony, but was added to Indonesia afterindependence in the 1970s.
    Timor
  29. The major river in Burma is the:
    Irawaddy
  30. The major river in Thailand is the:
    Chao Phraya
  31. Sawah is also known as:
    wet rice
  32. This country was first a colony of the Spanish, later a colony of the United States
    Philipines
  33. Agricultural involution implies:
    higher yields from less land
  34. The Khmer empire flourished in what is now:
    Cambodia
  35. The reason for agricultural involution resulting from the Culture System is:
    conversion of land from food crops to export crops
  36. The Srivijaya state flourished on what is today:
    Sumatra
  37. As a group, when did the Southeast Asian colonies begin to receive independence?
    after World War 1
  38. Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom are associated with which culture?
    Khmer
  39. Who was the first to notice a striking division between species either side of the deep oceantrench between the islands of Bali and Lombok?
    Wallace
  40. __________ is the most important crop in Southeast Asia
    Rice
  41. The refugee population after the unification of Vietnam in 1975 is estimated to have been__________.
    2 million
  42. Southeast Asian economies that have experienced rapid growth and development since the1980s have generally followed the model of what successful economy?
    Japan
  43. All of these have been termed ʺlittle tigersʺ except:
    Burma
  44. The __________ was centered on the city of Ayutthaya on the Chao Phraya River.
    Thai Kingdom
  45. Which colonial power sought to conquer the Philippines in order to spread Catholicism andgain a foothold for trade with Asia?
    Spain
  46. Which of these colonial powers in Southeast Asia organized their colonies into tradingcompanies?
    • The Dutch
    • Great Britain
    • Spain
  47. Which Southeast Asian country was able to maintain its political independence throughout thecolonial period?
    Thailand
  48. The ʺCulture Systemʺ was established on the island of __________ by the __________.
    Java/Dutch
  49. What was the purpose of the ʺCulture Systemʺ?
    increase agricultural production
  50. The Khmer Rouge was a Communist movement in __________.
    Cambodia
  51. Import substitution industrialization is designed __________.
    to develop capability in manufacturing rather than rely on imported goods
  52. The International Monetary Fund agreed to help Southeast Asian economies if they
    removed tariffs already in place
  53. Which one of the following countries has seen fertility and population growths remaining highdue partly to the influence of the Catholic Church?
    Philipines
  54. Mahayana Buddhism is common in __________.
    Vietnam
  55. __________ is defined as leaders diverting national resources for their personal gain.
    Kleptocracy
  56. East Timor is mostly __________.
    Christian
  57. In 2000, __________ was granted status as a newly independent country under initial UNadministration.
    East Timor
  58. __________ are a Burmese rebel group that are heavily involved in the opium trade.
    The Shan
  59. This is the largest Muslim country in the world.
    Indonesia
  60. This country is mostly Buddhists.
    Thailand
  61. This country is mostly Christian.
    Philipines
  62. One of the goals of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was __________.
    to reduce the political interference of both US and Soviet Union

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