Flashcards in FBMS Ch 1 and 2 Asia Deck (100):
Raised area of level land
Able to support plant growth
A group of islands
Average number of people living in a square kilometer
A wind that changes direction with the change of seasons
Tropical storm that develops over the Pacific Ocean with winds that reach greater than 74 miles per hour
Falling off or shedding, as in leaves, seasonally or at a certain stage in development
Country with a low industrial production and little modern technology
Country with many industries and a well developed economy
A level area on a hillside
To grow two or more crops on the same land
A large land-mass that is a major part of a continent
Made of topsoil deposited by rivers
Crop that is raised or gathered to be sold for money
An area in a desert where fresh water is available from an underground spring or well
An oily liquid formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals; a fuel
A natural resource that can't be quickly replaced
A measurement of a person's or group's education, housing, health, and nutrition
Standard of living
Vast, mostly level, treeless plains that are covered in grasses
male ruler of an empire
series of rulers from the same family
group of families of a common ancestor
the spreading of ideas or practices from one culture to others
a variation of a language that is unique to a certain region or area
group includes people that are identical or similar
shares characteristics such as language, religion ancestry and cultural traditions
what percentage of Japanese people live in cities
When did the Communists come to power in China and what changes did they make to the Chinese way of life?
1949> It changed Chinese farming and the modes of ownership of farms. It also attacked the ideas of large families.
The religion of Buddhism which China adopted from India is an example of what?
cultural migration, irrigation, cultural diffusion or communist rule?
Starting in ancient times, how was China ruled?
Name 3 of China's cultural and technical advances
paper, gunpowder, silk weaving, and magnetic compass
Who unified Korea as one country
What was the name of the kind of rulers that ruled Japan for more than 700 years
When did western nations become interested in East Asia as a market to sell goods?
In what geographic area are old Chinese customs still followed?
What country is the most modern of the East Asian countries
What ethnic group do most of the people in China belong to
What two Asian countries are particularly homogeneous?
Korea and China
What traditional mode of transportation still exists in China
communities in which land is held in common and where members live and work together
How do businesspeople traditionally greet each other?
a game where one player has 181 black stones standing for night and the other 180 for day. The goal is to surround and capture the opponents stones
Who is Confucious?
He is a teacher who lived in China in 500BC who taught that all individuals have responsibilities and duties and if the person acts correctly peace and harmony will result
What is a civilization?
It has cities, a central government, workers who do specialized jobs, and social classes.
What is the Great Wall of China a symbol of?
Chinese desire to be walled-off from the rest of the world.
What did the Chinese in 600BC call their civilization?
What were the major dynasties in China in order
Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han, Tang, Song, Ming, Qing
Major achievements of Shang
well developed writing, Chinese calendar and bronze casting
laws, iron tools and plows
first great empire much of great wall built
gov't based on Confucianism, Buddhism introduced
Sculpture and poetry flourish
block printing and paper money, gunpowder
porcelain, the novel and drama
How many dynasties did Korea have?
Why was Japan isolated from the outside world?
From 1640-1853, because it believed it was the best way to keep the country united
Who should have made the laws in 500 BC and who did instead?
The shoguns did and the Emperors should have?
Who is the Yamata
A dynasty that was powerful and believed it was descendants of the Sun princess
What is the climate in Southwest Asia?
arid or semi-arid, receiving less than 10inches of rain each year
What is Southwest Asia's biggest export
What are some of Turkeys commercial farming crops
wheat, barley, cotton, sugar beets, fruit, olives and corn
what are Israels commercial farming crops
citrus fruits, cotton, peanuts and sugar cane
Arab speaking nomadic herders that have lived in Southwest Asia's deserts
What are Southwest Asia's two historic rivers
The Tigris and the Euphrates
what was the name of one of the world's first civilizations that was located between the Tigris and the Euphrates?
What is the capital of China
What are the countries of Central Asia
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, Afganistan and Tajikistan
vast mostly level treeless plains covered with vegetation
What is the largest lake in the world?
The Caspian Sea
What is Central Asia's climate?
What are the two major natural resources in Central Asia?
petroleum and natural gas
, What is a key economic activity in Central Asia
what is the major land use in Central Asia
agriculture--, livestock raising and commercial farming
What turned Central Asia into a major cotton producer
Irrigation created by canals
Which country in particular has large oil and gas reserves
What is the major landform in Central Asia
What is a major crop in India?
Do most of South Asia's population live in cities or rural areas?
What are the cash crops of Southeast Asia
tea, cotton, coffee and sugar cane
what are south Asia's major mineral resources
iron ore and coal
Why is petroleum important
Fuels automobiles, energy for industry and heat homes
What is the Baikonur?
The largest space-launch center in the world (in Central Asia)
What are the 5 major nations of island Souheast Asia
Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and the Phillipines
What are the 5 mainland nations fr Southeast Asia
Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam
What is the ring of fire
islands that are a ring of volcanoes and earthquakes surrounding the pacific ocean
What is the climate in Vietnam and mainland Southeast Asia
How do typhoons affect land?
Causes widespread property damage and loss of life
What is the major economic activity in Southeast Asia
What is the chief crop in S'east Asia
What is a paddy
a level field that is flooded to grow rice
What are rainforests a resource for?
lumber, medicine and chemicals
What naturall disasters are caused by the deforestation in Thailand
What resource do S'east Asian people use for shelter
What is the largest mineral resource of S"east Asia
animals that carry young in a pouch found in New Zealand and Australia
the outer skin or crust of the earth broken into moving slabs of rock
Where do most Australians live and why?
Along the east coast of the continent because of the pleasant climate
what is a geyser
hot springs that shoot scalding water into the air