Chapter 9 Geography

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The Xinjiang region:
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contains desert basins near Turkestan
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Japan’s largest and main island, containing the Japanese capital and almost all of its core area is:
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Honshu
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The SEZ located closest to China’s largest city, Shanghai, is:
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Pudong
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Which of the following statements is false?
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The Taiwanese cannot keep pace economically with the mainland Chinese.
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The Boxer Rebellion was a reaction by the Chinese to foreigners in 1949.
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FALSE
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The Meiji Restoration:
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marked the beginning of Japan’s modernization and generated its economic and military transformation
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Japan’s core area is developing along the shores of the Sea of Japan (East Sea).
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FALSE
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South Korea’s growth has resulted from an economic system described as:
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state capitalism
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By 2100, Japan’s current population of 128 million is expected to shrink to about _____ million:
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67
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Taiwan is located off the coast of:
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China
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Japan’s name for itself is Nippon.
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TRUE
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Which of the following is one of the worlds’ most heavily populated agricultural areas:
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the North China Plain
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China’s Shenzhen is a Special Economic Zone.
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TRUE
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The economies of North and South Korea are complementary and both states would have much to gain by reunification.
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TRUE
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Taiwan was invaded by the Communist Chinese in 1945.
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FALSE
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China’s current population is closest to:
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1.3 billion
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The fortified political boundary separating the two Koreas has done little to halt trade and population movements between the two political entities.
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FALSE
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Xizang is part of China proper.
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FALSE
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Which of the following statements about Japan is false?
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Japan has numerous ethnic minorities that create significant internal strife
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The Huang He:
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almost encircles the Ordos Desert
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Xinjiang and Xizang are two of the most densely populated regions of China Proper.
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FALSE
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An area of China that can be designated as a “regional state” is:
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the Pearl River Hub
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Taiwan ranks ahead of the People’s Republic of China in GNI per capita.
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TRUE
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Which of the following is false concerning the western interior of China?
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much of the area is a flat plain
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Japan’s natural landscapes:
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are mountainous and hilly, with flat land at a premium
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Powdery wind-blown soil formed from pulverization by glaciers is called:
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loess
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The capital of Taiwan is Taipei.
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TRUE
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North and South Korea are in the process of reuniting into a single country.
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FALSE
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South Korea has developed under a socialist system since 1945.
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FALSE
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Taiwan was at one time a colony of:
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Japan
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The largest conurbation in Japan is:
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Tokyo-Yokohama-Kawasaki
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The Special Economic Zone that has been most successful is:
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Shenzhen
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Japan forged a major colonial empire in Asia during the first half of the twentieth century.
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TRUE
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Which of the following is not a Special Economic Zone?
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Chongqing
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Which of the following regions is often called “Manchuria” by uninformed foreigners?
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Northeast China
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Which of the following lies just across the old Chinese border from Hong Kong?
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Shenzhen
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Which of the following was not occupied by Japan during World War II?
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Siberia
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Although they experienced difficulties in getting along with each other in the early years following the communist revolution, China and the former Soviet Union were always close friends and allies from the mid-1960s until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
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FALSE
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On a southwest-bound trip on the Tokaido “bullet train” out of Tokyo, the city of Nagoya is reached before Osaka.
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TRUE
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Which of the following is one of the worlds’ most heavily populated agricultural areas:
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the North China Plain
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Taiwan is located off the coast of:
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China
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About 75 percent of Taiwan’s population live in rural areas.
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FALSE
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Japan’s leading region of urbanization and industry (and agriculture as well) is the:
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Kanto Plain
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Xizang:
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all of the above
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The following are the busiest container ports in Asia except:
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Buter
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The North China Plain is one of the world’s most densely populated farming areas.
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TRUE
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Which of the following has not been important in the development of Shenzhen as an SEZ?
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the socialist economic principles applied by the Chinese government to its development
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Japan’s four large islands are Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Sakhalin.
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FALSE
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The Nobi Plain lies between the Kansai District and the Kanto Plain.
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TRUE
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Japan’s recent economic problems are a result of all of the following except:
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three major earthquakes since 1990 that resulted in 500,000 deaths and billions of yen in losses
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With the single exception of Kyoto, all primary and secondary cities of Japan lie on the coast.
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TRUE
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The Long March took Chinese Communists from Shanghai to Taiwan.
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FALSE
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The capital of Japan was moved:
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from Kyoto to Tokyo by the Meiji rulers
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Mongolia is a good example of a buffer state.
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TRUE
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Powdery wind-blown soil formed from pulverization by glaciers is called:
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loess
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Which of the following is the Chinese name for Tibet?
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Xizang
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Which city is located in the last outpost of the Republic of China, which was first proclaimed in 1912:
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Taipei
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North Korea has numerous industrial raw materials; the resources of the South are more agricultural.
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TRUE
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Before the Meiji Restoration, Japan’s capital city was:
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Kyoto
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The Meiji Restoration:
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marked the beginning of Japan’s modernization and generated its economic and military transformation
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Although they experienced difficulties in getting along with each other in the early years following the communist revolution, China and the former Soviet Union were always close friends and allies from the mid-1960s until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
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FALSE
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China’s largest city is:
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Shanghai
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The region in Japan best situated to do business with Korea and China is:
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Kitakyushu
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South Korea has developed under a socialist system since 1945.
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FALSE
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In terms of coal, iron ore, and petroleum, Japan is better supplied by domestic resources than the British Isles.
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FALSE
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With the single exception of Kyoto, all primary and secondary cities of Japan lie on the coast.
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TRUE
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The Meiji Restoration preceded the 1853 arrival of Commodore Perry’s flotilla, and hailed this contact immediately as a major new trading opportunity.
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FALSE
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The Liao Basin is one of the most productive agricultural regions of Guangdong Province in South China.
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FALSE
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The fortified political boundary separating the two Koreas has done little to halt trade and population movements between the two political entities.
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FALSE
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Japan’s second-largest city, Osaka, is located in the _____ District.
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Kansai
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Which of the following statements is false?
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Most Japanese are Buddhists.
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The island of Hokkaido lies outside of Japan’s core area.
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TRUE
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North Korea has numerous industrial raw materials; the resources of the South are more agricultural.
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TRUE
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To symbolize modernization, the Meiji rulers shifted the capital from Kyoto to Tokyo.
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TRUE
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In terms of coal, iron ore, and petroleum, Japan is better supplied by domestic resources than the British Isles.
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FALSE
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Japan’s territorial dispute with Russia is over four small islands in the Kurile Island chain.
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TRUE
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The Special Economic Zone that has been most successful is:
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Shenzhen
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The outcome of the Korean War in the 1950s was:
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a military stalemate resulting in the continued division of the country
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The Long March took Chinese Communists from Shanghai to Taiwan.
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FALSE
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Mao Zedong’s proclamation creating the communist People’s Republic of China was announced in:
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1949
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Japan’s name for itself is Nippon.
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TRUE
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Mao Zedong’s proclamation creating the communist People’s Republic of China was announced in:
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1949
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Which of these statements about Mongolia is least accurate?
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it is desirous of union with China
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About 75 percent of Taiwan’s population live in rural areas.
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FALSE
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Which of the following lies just across the old Chinese border from Hong Kong?
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Shenzhen
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Which of the following statements about Japan is false?
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Japan has numerous ethnic minorities that create significant internal strife
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The capital of Japan was moved:
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from Kyoto to Tokyo by the Meiji rulers
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Taiwan ranks ahead of the People’s Republic of China in GNI per capita.
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TRUE
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Xizang:
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all of the above
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Shenzhen has now ended its role as an SEZ since Hong Kong reunified with China in 1997.
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FALSE
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The country of the “people of Han” is:
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China
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On a southwest-bound trip on the Tokaido “bullet train” out of Tokyo, the city of Nagoya is reached before Osaka.
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TRUE
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Japan’s name for itself is Nippon.
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TRUE
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The _____ is Japan’s Mediterranean.
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Seto Inland Sea
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The Meiji Restoration preceded the 1853 arrival of Commodore Perry’s flotilla, and hailed this contact immediately as a major new trading opportunity.
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FALSE
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Which of the following is not located in Northeast China?
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the ancient city of Xian
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The Huang He:
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almost encircles the Ordos Desert
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By 2100, Japan’s current population of 128 million is expected to shrink to about _____ million:
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67
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The North China Plain is dominated by the:
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Lower Huang He
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The Liao Basin is one of the most productive agricultural regions of Guangdong Province in South China.
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FALSE
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The leader who took over in China following the struggle after Mao’s death was:
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Deng Xiaoping
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The Han Dynasty:
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was a pivotal and formative period in Chinese history, when the Chinese sphere of influence was enlarged, land reform occurred, and external trade commenced

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