meltwater from what mountains supplies the headwaters of the three principal river systems of South Asia?
the monsoon that brings plentiful rain to South Asia occurs during which season?
which of the following women would typically have the least individual freedom?
a rural, higher-caste muslim woman
India and Bangladesh are at odds over the economic and environmental effects of what practice?
India's diversion of the Ganga River
According to the textbook, what launched an ambitious campaign to clean up poorly regulated factories?
the industrial explosion in Bhopal
the Indus and Ganga river basins are found south of the HImalayas (t or f)
what practice arises from a general preference for male children and has very likely contributed to an astonishing imbalance in the ratio of males to females in the Indian population?
killing of brides and of newborn female children
what type of government does India have?
the lowest caste is also know by what name?
Which is true of the Ganga River?
it is India's most sacred and most polluted river
which of the following accurately reflects the social landscape in Pakistan?
the population is very young
what is the approximate population of sub-Saharan Africa?
what of the following represents the neocolonial situation in which Africa finds itself today?
foreign investors from wealthy countries are reaping Africa's wealth by extracting their natural resources under unfair terms of trade
in what decade did the apartheid era in South Africa formally come to an end?
for most Africans, what activity remains a major source of their livelihood?
which of the following statements is accurate regarding present-day Nigeria?
its primary resource and export is oil
what is the name of the African region that runs south along the Sahara and is threatened by desertification?
Sub-Saharan Africa's population is growing faster than any others on earth (t or f)
what is the animist belief system?
the belief that everything happens because of something else
Nigeria is a ______ commodity country
between 1600 and 1865, ____ million slaves, approximately, were taken from Africa and sent to the Americas.
Skin color arises from the production of melanin in the body as a response to _____ rays.
what major chronic disease, transferred by heterosexual contact affects, Sub-saharan Africa?
AIDS or HIV
race is an important biological/social construct. According to my lecture, it is _________, but not imaginary.
most Africans practice __________ agriculture, which provides food for only the farmer's family.
generally speaking, most of Sub-Saharan Africa has a ______ climate.
the band of atmospheric currents that circle the globe around the equator are called the __________.
international convergence zone
which of the countries of East Asia has the lowest population growth rate?
what policy did the Communist government initiate a few years after coming to power in order to expand food production to satisfy the growing numbers of industrial workers?
small farms were combined into large cooperative farms
what East Asian country has instituted a one-child-per family policy?
among the following, which is least likely a source of unease for Japan's urban populations?
which country in Easy Asia has the longest life expectancy in the world?
what is the primary reason for the use of irrigation for food production?
hydraulic agriculture in the production of rice
since the introduction of market-oriented reforms in China, the flow of poor and unemployed people to already large urban areas has grown (t or f)
Although China is a dictatorship, its citizens enjoy open access to the internet and its resource (t or f)
China has been able to drastically improve its economy without damaging its environment (t or f)
which factor or factors account for the large amount of rainfall that Southeast Asia gets?
monsoons and the intertropical convergence zone
which of the following activities has destroyed the largest share of Southeast Asian rain forests?
what country in Southeast Asia is most associated with sex tourism?
name one environmental effect of rapid deforestation currently taking place in Indonesia.
it is killing off the orangoutang and tigers/lions species because they have no where to live
which of the following reflects the most common migration pattern within Southeast Asia?
moving from a rural village to the country's largest city
name one of the popular forms of agriculture practiced in Southeast Asia that are more sustainable in tropical environments than commercial farming such as palm oil plantations
Detritus is rapidly decaying dead organic material found in the soils of the tropics (t or f)
what is the most productive form of agriculture in Southeast Asia?
which Indonesian dictator lost power in the late 1990s sparking a wave of democratization there?
in which of the following countries have people suffered the most from massive crop failures due to agricultural mismanagement, namely deforestation and soil degradation?
what form of energy satisfies the majority of China's energy needs?
following the end of World War II, what political economic system was established in North Korea?
the Great Leap Forward was initiated by which powerful dictator?
according to the explanation in the textbook, how do periodic El Nino events help to create drought in Southeast Asia?
cooling ocean temperatures
what Southeast Asian state has the highest GDP, HDI, and GEM ranks (within the region) and is considered a developed country?
what does the textbook cite as a main social factor that seems to correlate well with the fertility rates of Southeast Asian countries?
literacy rates of access to education and employment
what Hindu religious tradition is negatively impacting water quality in the Ganga River?
throwing dead bodies in the Holy River
what reason is given in the textbook to explain why female infanticide in the state of Kerala does not, unlike all other states in India, frequently occur?
higher education and literacy rates
what is the name of the ancient hierarchl system in South Asia, and particularly India, that for many people still determines where they live, what they can eat and drink, and how they will make a living?
the caste system
the so called Green Revolution was intended to improve the inputs and techniques, and hence the productivity, of what sector of the economy?
since independence, India's government has favored industrial over agricultural development (t or f)
in what country did the group known as the Taliban seize control and impose restrictions on the behavior, actions, and dress of women until November 2001?
name one purpose served by Europe's colonies in Africa.
to extract raw materials for Europe's growing industries
the environments of West Africa have dried out over the past several decades due in large part to human activities. (t or f)
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