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Quiz on Japan and Korea




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Answer these questions about Japan and Korea.

1 The four main islands of Japan include all of the following except:
     
a) Kyukaido.
b) Shikoku.
c) Honshu.
d) Hokkaido.
e) Kyushu.
2 Race relations among the Japanese is a:
     
a) declining problem.
b) non-existent problem.
c) serious problem.
d) cultural hang-up.
e) none of the above.
3 What do many people see as Japan's major problem as it pursues high technology:
     
a) lack of raw materials.
b) a traditional distaste for individualism and a lack of creativity.
c) pollution.
d) export potential.
e) none of the above.
4 Japan is about the size of:
     
a) New Jersey.
b) Wisconsin.
c) Florida.
d) California.
e) none of the above.
5 One factor often cited as a reason for Japan's unbroken and rapid advance from a feudal nation before 1869 to its present high rank among technologically superior nations is:
     
a) it's rich natural resource base, particularly in the "nuts and bolts" of the Industrial Revolution, coal and iron ore.
b) the strong agricultural base of the country. Japan is a major exporter of fish and specialty crops such as mandarin oranges.
c) the ethnically homogeneous character of the Japanese people and a feeling of nationalism.
d) the broad north-south extent of the major Japanese islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu.
e) none of the above.
6 Japan attempted to establish an empire in Asia and the Pacific in order to:
     
a) control the sources of vital industrial raw materials.
b) combat the effects of British and American colonialism in the region.
c) acquire extensive areas for settler colonialism in China and Vietnam.
d) bring civilization to the native peoples.
e) none of the above.
7 Probably one of the most important characteristics of Japan's development and management of the economy has always been:
     
a) an adversarial relationship between big business and government.
b) exploitation of the working classes.
c) active cooperation between government and business.
d) failure and successes in technological development.
e) none of the above.
8 Japan's dominant urban and industrial region which also contains the country's largest city is the _______ Plain.
     
a) Kinki.
b) Nobi.
c) Kyushu.
d) Kanto.
e) Nagasaki.
9 North and South Korea may be said to be in a situation of:
     
a) joint state capitalism.
b) joint econonic development.
c) regional complementarity.
d) industrial inertia.
e) all of the above.
10 The outcome of the Korean war in the 1950's was:
     
a) defeated North Korea and was returned to the control of Japan.
b) victory for the South, which soon became communist.
c) a military stalemate resulting in the continued division of the country.
d) a short pause, followed by renewed war that still drags on to this day.
e) none of the above.





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