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Asia Quiz 1

Why are the Himalayas important? They are the highest mountain range in the world and have the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest.
Where are the Himalayas located? They are located on the Northern border of India.
How do the Himalayas impact India? They block the cold, northern air from reaching India, making it hot all the time there.
Where is the Ring of Fire located? It is located around the Pacific Ocean.
Why is the Ring of Fire important? This area experiences a lot of volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis.
What are monsoons? They are seasonal winds that blow for months in South Asia.
What is overpopulation/high population density? This is when there are a lot of people living in area.
How does overpopulation/high population density impact the area? This can lead to crowded cities, pollution, homelessness, spreading of diseases, not having enough food, water, or jobs, and a sinking island
What is the caste system based on? It is a class system based on a person's ancestry.
Who was Mohandas Gandhi? He was the leader of the Indian independence movement.
What specific things did Gandhi do to fight for independence? He used boycotts, civil disobedience, hunger strikes, and the Salt March.
What do Buddhists and Hindus have in common? They both believe in reincarnation.
The Yangtze River is located in which country? China
Typhoons and cyclones are like _________________ in the US Hurricanes
The Ganges River is located in which country? India
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