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Q: What large landmass split up millions of years ago, resulting in India’s collision with the rest of Asia? A: Gondwanaland
Q: What two terms are used to describe this region of the world? A: South Asia & the Indian Subcontinent
Q: What five physical features isolate South Asia? Hint: two landforms and three bodies of water. A: Hindu Kush, Himalayas, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean & Bay of Bengal.
Q: What is the name of the territory in northern India that is claimed by both India and Pakistan? A: Kashmir
Q: What is the name of the famous mountain pass through the Hindu Kush mountains? A: Khyber Pass
Q: What geographic term is used to describe a landform that is low in elevation and relatively flat? A: Plain
Q: What is the large plain in the northern part of South Asia? A: Indo-Gangetic Plain
Q: What three rivers form the Indo-Gangetic Plain? A: Indus, Ganges & Brahmaputra
Q: What geographical term is used to describe the landform formed at the mouth of a river? A: delta
Q: Which country is largely composed of the huge delta formed by the Ganges and Brahmaputra? A: Bangladesh
Q: Which two rivers combine to form the largest delta in South Asia? A: Ganges & Brahmaputra
Q: What two names are used to describe the large desert located in South Asia? A: Thar & Great Indian Desert
Q: In which two countries is the Thar Desert located? A: India & Pakistan
Q: What geographic term is used to describe an elevated area that is relatively flat? A: plateau
Q: What is the name of the large plateau in central India? A: Deccan Plateau
Q: What mountain chain has the biggest influence on the amount of precipitation the Deccan Plateau receives? A: Western Ghats
Q: What geographic term is used to describe when one side of a mountain receives a lot of moisture and the other side almost none? A: rain shadow
Q: What are monsoons? A: seasonal winds
Q: What is the origin of the term monsoon? A: It comes from the Arabic word for season.
Q: When does the wet monsoon arrive? A: late May/ early June
Q: When do the dry monsoons arrive? A: October
Review: Countries Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan India Maldives Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka Afghanistan Pakistan India Nepal Bhutan Bangladesh Sri Lanka Maldives ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Review: Bodies of Water Arabian Sea Bay of Bengal Indian Ocean Arabian Sea Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal ? ? ?
Review: Rivers Brahmaputra Indus Ganges Indus GangesBrahmaputra ? ? ?
Review: Physical Features Deccan Plateau Himalayas Hindu Kush Indo-Gangetic Plain Thar Desert Western Ghats Hindu Kush Himalayas Thar Desert Indo-Gangetic Western Ghats Deccan Plateau ? ? ? ? ? ?
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