9 5- b- Which East Asian countries form an archipelago? JapanandTaiwan
10 6-Of the 11 countries of SE Asia: Which lie entirely onSoutheast Asia’s mainland?Myanmar [Burma]ThailandLaosCambodiaVietnam
11 6-Of the 11 countries of SE Asia: b-Which are partly orentirely made up ofislands?IndonesiaEast TimorMalaysiaSingaporeBruneiPhilippines
12 6-Of the 11 countries of SE Asia: Which arearchipelagoes?IndonesiaPhilippines
13 7-Which two oceans surround parts of East and SE Asia? The Indian and the Pacific Oceans
14 8- What has influenced Japan’s unique culture? Its surrounding seas kept it isolated from the Asian mainland.
15 The Huang He [Yellow River] is northern China’s major river system. 9-Provide information about the following rivers in China:The Huang HeThe Huang He [Yellow River] is northern China’s major river system.This river is called “yellow” because it carries tons of fine, yellow-brown soil called loess that blows in from deserts in western China. \When deposited, the rich soil---along with the river’s water---makes the North China Plain a major wheat-growing area.Throughout China’s history, the Huang He has regularly flooded the land, destroying homes and drowning many people.As a result, the Chinese call the Huang He “China’s sorrow.”
16 9-Provide information about the following rivers in China: Chang JiangThe Chang Jiang is Asia’s longest river. It flows for about 3,400 miles through spectacular gorges, or canyons and broad plains.It then empties into the ocean at the port city of Shanghai.The Chang provides water for a large farming area where more than half of China’s rice and other grains grow.It is also an important trade route.Ocean-going ships can travel far upriver and barges carry goods even farther.
17 10- What is the “Three Gorges Dam” and why was it built? 607 feet high and 1.4 miles wide---it is the world’s largest dam.The Three Gorges Dam is expected to prevent floods and to supply a large amount of hydroelectric power.
18 Irrawaddy Myanmar Salween Myanmar Chao Phraya Thailand 11-Where would you find the following rivers in SE Asia?Irrawaddy MyanmarSalween MyanmarChao Phraya Thailand
19 11-Where would you find the following rivers in SE Asia? MekongIt begins its 2,600 mile journeyin China and forms the borderbetween Thailand and LaosIt twists and turns throughCambodia and southernVietnambefore emptying into the SouthChina Sea.
20 12-Why do you think the Mekong region has a large population? Warm temperatures and heavy rains make the Mekong region a fertile rice-growing area.