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1 Name Regional Atlas: Introduction to South Asia Study the map on page 593 of the textbook. 1. The Khyber Pass connects which two countries? CHAPTER What capital city is located at 80 E longitude? 3. What low mountains divide the Narmada River basin from the Indo-Gangetic plain? Study the maps on pages 593 and 595 of the textbook. 4. In which directions do the July monsoon rains move? 5. How does elevation contribute to the devastation caused by monsoon winds along the coast at the mouths of the Ganges River? 6. Compare the ecosystem and population density maps on pages 597 and 599 of the textbook. As India s population has increased, so has the number of endangered species. Many of these animals live in grasslands and rain forests. How would you explain the increase in the number of animals on India s endangered species list? Nomads move from place to place in search of water and grazing lands for their herds. Study the map of South Asia on page 601 of the textbook and the precipitation map on page 126 of The Nystrom Desk Atlas. 7. Where in South Asia are the largest areas of nomadic herding? 8. What is the rainfall in the areas of nomadic herding? 9. Study the language map on page 599 of the textbook. In which region of India are the Dravidian languages spoken? Mental Mapping Activities 109

2 Name Regional Atlas: Introduction to East Asia and the Pacific World Study the maps on pages 635 and 637 of the textbook. 1. What sea separates South Korea from China? CHAPTER Name and describe the location of Australia s principal mountain range. 3. What country lies west of the Gulf of Tonkin? What is its capital? Study the political map on page 123 of The Nystrom Desk Atlas. 4. What country borders Brunei, Indonesia, and Thailand? 5. What two large islands does the Equator cross in the country of Indonesia? Study the balance of trade graphs on page 125 of the Nystrom atlas. 6. Which country exports a greater percentage of goods to the United States: South Korea or Japan? 7. What is the approximate dollar value of Japan s exports to the United States? What is the value of its imports from the United States? 8. Look at the bicycle pictogram on page 124 of the Nystrom atlas. How many more bicycles are in use than automobiles? Why might so many of China s urban population use bicycles in their daily travels? 9. Study the map on page 637 of the textbook. What are the three great desert regions of western Australia? Mental Mapping Activities 119

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4 Name Japan and the Koreas Study the map on page 680 of the textbook. 1. Which bodies of water separate Korea from Japan? CHAPTER At what approximate longitude is Japan s capital city of Tokyo located? 3. What port city is near Tokyo? Study the maps on pages 639 and 641 of the textbook. 4. Compare the climate regions in Japan and South Korea. 5. Is there any region of tropical rain forest in North Korea? In Japan? In South Korea? 6. What are the ecosystems on the northernmost island of Japan? 7. Study the population density map on page 643 of the textbook. Why is land very expensive in Japan? 8. Turn to the maps on pages 121 and 125 of The Nystrom Desk Atlas. A merchant vessel in Manila harbor takes on a cargo of coconuts for Fuzhou, China, and a shipment of wood veneer for Pusan, South Korea. What is the most direct route the ship can take to deliver its cargo? Study the map of East Asia on page 125 of the Nystrom atlas. 9. What are the four main islands of Japan? 10. What is Japan s largest island? What island is farthest south?. Mental Mapping Activities 125

5 CHAPTER 33 Southeast Asia Name Study the map on page 700 of the textbook. 1. Which islands, once known as the Spice Islands, lie north and south of the Equator and between Celebes and New Guinea? 2. What capital cities lie along the Mekong River? 3. Turn to the map on page 123 of The Nystrom Desk Atlas. What is the name of the country formerly known as Burma? What peninsula extends south of its southern border? 4. Find the island of Java, Indonesia, on the maps on pages 637, 641, and 645 of the textbook. A large part of the tropical rain forest is now farmed for profit. How is this indicated on the map on page 645? 5. In the Nystrom atlas, study the map of Asia on pages and the shipping routes map on page 135. Why is the Strait of Malacca between Malaysia and Indonesia one of the most important shipping lanes in the world? Turn to the map on page 703 of the textbook. 6. What European power controlled the most islands in Southeast Asia and the Pacific world in 1914? 7. Which European country controlled Indochina in 1914? 8. Which country controlled the Philippines in 1914? 9. Which country in Southeast Asia was never a European colony? 128 Mental Mapping Activities

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