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1 ROUND 1

2 Which is true about the Ganges River? 1. The river is ignored by Indian religious rituals. 2. People do not drink the water because it is so polluted. 3. Many people use the river for transportation as well as a water supply. 4. Plant and animal life have not been affected by the poor quality of the river s water.

3 How has India s need to develop more industry ended up creating problems along the Ganges River? Factories along the river dump industrial waste and chemicals into the river every day.

4 How has the Indian practice of cremating their dead been a problem for the Ganges River? The bodies of dead animals, as well as the remains of human beings, have been placed in the river causing pollution.

5 Why has the Chinese government had such a hard time making much progress in cleaning up the Yangtze River? China s combination of growing population and run-off from farming makes it hard to see much progress in controlling pollution.

6 Why is the Yangtze River so important to the population and economy of China? It supplies millions of people with water for drinking, irrigation, and industrial uses.

7 Why are India s urban areas having such a problem with air pollution? The rapidly growing population, heavy industry, and thousands of automobiles have caused the problem.

8 Why is air pollution also a problem in India s rural areas? Millions of people cook and heat their homes using wood or coal fires.

9 Why has the Indian government had problems reducing air pollution? The government does not want to hinder the country s economic growth.

10 What contributes to the air pollution problems in China? The use of coal-burning power plants for energy.

11 The climate of India is affected by seasonal winds called? MONSOONS

12 Seasonal weather patterns determine when farmers in Southern Asia will receive enough rainfall to grow crops. At which time of year might they expect to receive this much-needed water? Summer.

13 Where do most of the people of India live? Along the great, fertile river valleys.

14 How have the mountain ranges in northern India affected the country s development? The mountain ranges have often protected India from northern invaders.

15 Why do so many of the people of India live in the Ganges River Valley? The river provides fertile soil and water for farming.

16 ROUND 2

17 How do the Japanese feed their people with so little arable farmland? The Japanese built terraces into the mountains to grow crops, fish, and import their food.

18 What is an ethnic group? People who share a common language, ancestry, or culture.

19 What is a religious group? People who share the same religious beliefs.

20 What religion is considered one of the oldest in the world? Hinduism

21 What is the name of the Hindu sacred text? Vedas

22 What is the Hindu belief in reincarnation? The belief that a soul returns to life in another body after death.

23 What is the Buddhist belief in Karma? That one s actions determine one s fate.

24 How long do Hindus believe a soul will be reincarnated? It will be reincarnated until the soul lives a life good enough to be united with Brahman.

25 What is the caste system? A division of Indian society based upon one s occupation, wealth, and birth.

26 Where was the religion of Buddhism founded? India

27 Who was the founder of Buddhism? Siddartha Gautama

28 What does Buddha mean? Enlightened One

29 What do Buddhists believe people need to do to be happy and find peace? They are to give up greed and greedy desires.

30 What Buddhist teaching shows its followers the correct way to live their lives? Eightfold Path

31 ROUND 3

32 What river is this? Ganges

33 What desert is this? Gobi Desert

34 What desert is this? Gobi Desert

35 Who was Siddhartha Gautama? The Buddha

36 What country is this? Vietnam

37 What country is this? China

38 What is the name given for the Hindu Caste System? Varnas

39 What desert is this? Taklamakan Desert

40 What river is this? Yangtze River

41 What body of water is this? Indian Ocean

42 How many Noble Truths are there in Buddhism? FOUR

43 What country is this? South Korea

44 What river is this? Huang He (Yellow)

45 What country is this? North Korea

46 What country is this? Japan

47 ROUND 4

48 What Mountains are these? Himalayan Mountains

49 What river is this? Indus River

50 What river is this? Ganges

51 Bay of Bengal What body of water is this?

52 The Yantze River is found in

53 What country is this? Indonesia

54 What body of water is this? Sea of Japan

55 What country is this? India

56 Why is the Huang He River also nicknamed China s Sorrow? Many deaths occur as a result of flooding.

57 What country is this? North Korea

58 How did the first Muslims come to Southern and Eastern Asia? The earliest Muslims first came to India as invaders in the 1500s A.D.

59 What are the Five Pillars? The basic beliefs of Islam.

60 What is the name of the Muslim holy book? Koran/Qur an

61 Islam is considered a monotheistic religion because followers believe in? Only one god.

62 In which country did Shintoism originate? Japan

63 ROUND 5

64 What are the kami that are so important in Shinto belief? They are the divine spirits that followers believe exist in things all around them.

65 In which country was Confucianism founded? China

66 What did Confucius believe were the keys to social order and peace? Displaying good character and virtue.

67 Why is Confucianism considered a philosophy instead of a religion? His teachings are more about a code on how to live and behave than about religious ideas.

68 How do believers of Shinto practice their religion? They pray at small altars in their homes and in shrines.

69 What is Confucius Golden Rule of Behavior? What you do not like when done to you, do not do to others.

70 What impact did Hinduism have on Hindu society? It divided Indian society into different castes.

71 All of the following are characteristics of an ethnic group except:? 1. Common practices. 2. Ancestry. 3. Government Structure. 4. Customs.

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