East Asia ~ TEST

Geography Chapter 29


The (1)_______is a chain of volcanoes tht line the Pacific Rim.

The collision of plates creates tremendous stress. When the plates move suddenly, the result is an (2)________________ .

(3)_________ exist because of subduction. The islands were formed by volcanoes created as the Pacific plade slid under the Eurasian plate. The islands are unstable because the same forces that build islands can also destroy them .


75 years ago, on 1 September 1923, one of the worst earthquakes in world history hit the (4)__________ and destroyed Tokyo, Yokohama and the surroundings. About 140,000 people fell victim to this earthquake and the fires caused by it. 700,000 homes were destroyed.

The Japanese Red Cross Society and (5)___________ are organizations that help prepare for disasters.

Another geological threat to Japan comes from the sea. When an earthquake occurs under the ocean floor, part of the floor moves. If the quake is strong enough, this shift may produce a (6)________, a huge wave of great destructive power. Some waves have reached heights of over 100 feet.


Japan participates in the (7)______________ importing resources that it makes into products to sell around the World.

(8)_____________ are profitable because people work long hours for low wages, making profits for owners.

Economic reform in East Asia might put an (9)___ to _________.

During the 1980s and early 1990s, many Asian economies did very well. The most powerful of the Pacific Rim nations of East Asia _ Japan, Taiwan and South Korea - enjoyed record properity. These three countries formed a part of a zone of prosperity referred to by some as the (10) _________________ .

In the mid-1900s, East Asia entered a (11) ________________ an extended decline in general business activity.

(12)________________ mainly is concerned with issues of children. They reported that more than a half million children in East Asia were working in factories or begging on the streets.

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Inadequate food supply, lack of sanitation, foul water, low water table levels, air polution, overcrowding are some examples of stress that (13)________________ growth puts on the environment.

In the 20th century East Asia was rated as one of the (richest or poorest) (14)________________ regions of the world because of it's numbers oh health, literacy, birth rates, and economics.

In the beginning of the 21st century East Asia improved because of drop in birth rates along with industrialization leading to fast (15)________________ _____________

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Chapter 28

The (16)________________ is the region extending from New Zealand in the western Pacific to Chile in the eastern Pacific.

(17)________________ means one who guards.

(18)________________ is the largest city in North Korea.

(19)________________ ~ has a population of about 10 million, and is the location of the US Embassy.

(20)________ was ended by a multinational force of about 20,000 soldiers.

A (21)__________was a leader who had the powers of a military dictator.

(22)__________ emphasizes respect for the past and for ancestors.

(23)____________ - ruled China from 1949 to 1976.

Koguryo, Paekche, and Silla were the Three Kingdoms of (24)________________ .

The Shang and the Han are examples of Chinese (25)________

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The Rugged Terrain

Chapter 27

Flooding is controled on the(26)_______________ on the Three Gorges Dam.

The (27)___________ Mountains is the source of two of China's great rivers.

The (28)__________ river joins with others to form an estuary between Hong Kong and Macao.

The (30)______________ Desert is a rich supply of dinosaur fossils.

The (31)__________ Desert is located in western China.

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