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How do believers in Shinto practice their religion?
a) They pray at small altars in their homes.
b) They attend churches once a week to worship in a group.
c) They must make a pilgrimage to Mecca once in their lifetime.
d) They divide society into castes and work to limit contact between castes.

What did Confucius believe were the keys to social order and peace?
a) strict caste system
b) good character and virtue in the peple
c) ruler who could keep order
d) to worship only one god

In which country was Confucianism founded?
a) China
b) India
c) Japan
d) North Korea

How did Confucianism come to play an important role in Chinese society?
a) Confucianism has replaced all other religions in China.
b) Confucian philosophy had little effect on Chinese society until the 20th century.
c) Confucius led an army to take over the Chinese government during his liftetime.
d) A Chinese emperor hired Confucian scholars in 121 BC to help organize his government.

Which is Confucius' Gold Rule?
a) All men are created equal.
b) Health makes one wealthy and wise.
c) There is no God, but the one true God.
d) What you do not like when done to you, do not to others.

Why is Confucianism considered a philosophy instead of a religion?
a) Confucius only believed in one god.
b) No religion is allowed by the Chinese government today.
c) Confucius never wrote any of his ideas down for his followers.
d) His teachings are more about ethics and behavior than about religious ideas.

Which country lies directly west of Afghanistan?
a) Iraq
b) Iran
c) Saudi Arabia
d) Israel

The strip of semi-arid land south of the Sahara Desert is known as the
a) Sahara
b) Sahel
c) rainforests
d) savannah

What one problem chemical fertilizers cause for farmers?
a) Chemical fertilizers make farm animals sick.
b) Chemicals have led to the build-up of salt levels in the soil.
c) Fertilizers are too expensive for anyone in Southwest Asia to use.
d) Few countries i Southwest Asia have factories to make fertilizers.

What major problem do the people of Bangladesh face with the arrival of the summer monsoons?
a) drought
b) famine
c) flooding
d) desertification

What is a community of people sharing ancestry, customs, and language know as?
a) a religious group
b) an ethnic group
c) a nomadic group
d) a caste

All of these countries are considered members of the Pacific Rim EXCEPT?
a) Japan
b) Cuba
c) China
d) Vietnam

Which of the following is NOT one of the three major religions that originated in Southwest Asia?
a) Islam
b) Hinduism
c) Judaism
d) Christianity

The Mekong Delta played an important part in American military history in the 1960s. Which two countries of Southern and Eastern Asia does the Mekong flow through?
a) Laos and Cambodia
b) Thailand and Myanmar
c) Thailand and Laos
d) Cambodia and Vietnam

Africa's tropical grasslands, home to an amazing variety o f wildlife, are known as
a) savannahs
b) deserts
c) rainforests
d) the Sahel

Why is Africa affected by the AIDS epidemic more than the other continents?
a) Africa has the greatest population, so more people are affected .
b) Africa has the largest land mass.
c) Africa has the warmest climate.
d) Africa needs more money for education and prevention programs.

What is the Japanese national religion?
a) Buddhism
b) Hinduism
c) Shinto
d) Islam

Seasonal winds, or monsoons, across southern Asia affect economic production. When might the agricultural industry expect to receive needed rainfall to plant ccrops?
a) summer
b) winter
c) spring
d) fall

The Indo-Gangetic Plain is one of the most densely populated regions of the wold. In which country is it located?
a) Pakistan
b) India
c) Bangladesh
d) Indonesia

Why is Huang He River known as China's Sorrow?
a) There is not enough water for irrigation.
b) There is extreme water pollution.
c) There is destructive flooding.
d) The new dams are too expensive.

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