Enlisted PPME Block 5: Indian Ocean

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The _______ is the most important factor in generating ocean currents.
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Sun
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The Coriolis Effect, a pseudo-force produced by the earth’s rotation, causes currents to flow in a straight line rather than in a curve.
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False
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Which Muslim empire attempted to control trade in the Indian Ocean region during the Middle Ages?
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None of the answers are correct.
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During China’s Ming Dynasty, Admiral Zheng He conducted ________ voyages with a fleet that included hundreds of “treasure ships.”
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Seven
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Whose knowledge of navigation, maps, and engineering was made available to Europeans after Spain emerged from Muslim rule?
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Arabia
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The ________ monsoon brings the most rain to India.
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South West
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During the 1700’s and 1800’s, ________ gained so much power that they took on aspects of sovereignty.
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The East India companies
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Monsoons behave like a _________.
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Sea breeze
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The U.S. has __________ overarching strategic interests in the Indian Ocean region.
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Three
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The principle actors in the Indian Ocean region are?
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*The United States *India *China
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The U.S. was able to counter Soviet plans in the Indian Ocean region by ____________.
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Negotiating a U.S. military presence on Diego Garcia.
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The fact that approximately ______ percent of petroleum form the Middle East moves through the Indian Ocean makes it open access important to all nations.
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70
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Which statement is NOT true regarding the impact of Christian missionaries in the Indian Ocean region?
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It created large numbers of converts
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Both India and China quote noted author ________ in order to provide historic justification for their policies in the Indian Ocean Region.
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Alfred T. Mahan
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The Bay of Bengal experiences more cyclones than the Arabian Sea.
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True
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China is strengthening its position in the Indian Ocean region by pursuing a so called “______________” strategy.
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String of Pearls
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Which nation was the trading hub in the Indian Ocean during the medieval period?
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India
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During the early 1900’s, the need for raw materials ______________.
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Sparked a fierce competition among European powers
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India recognizes __________ as the dominant sea power in the Indian Ocean region.
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The United States

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