Most people in South Asia are farmers and use a farming practice called __________.
Since the 1960s an effort called __________ has increased agricultural productivity through carefully managed irrigation, fertilizers, and high-yielding varieties of crops.
|C)||the green revolution|
Some of the richest mineral deposits in South Asia are found in the __________.
|C)||Indus River valley|
South Asia has a history of __________, businesses that employ workers in their homes.
Tourism in South Asia has been limited in recent years for all EXCEPT which of the following reasons?
|A)||Violence has erupted between Hindu Tamils and Buddhist Sinhalese in Sri Lanka.|
|B)||Bhutan issues fewer than 5,000 tourist visas each year to protect the Himalayan environment and its traditional culture.|
|C)||The Maldives restricts tourists to certain islands to limit interaction with Maldivians, who follow strict Islamic customs.|
|D)||South Asian countries are developing ecotourism to encourage responsible interaction with the environment and endangered species.|
Which of the following does NOT threaten the wildlife of the region?
Which is a positive effect of building dams in South Asia?
|A)||They can reroute water for irrigation.|
|B)||They can trap bacteria and become a source of disease.|
|C)||They trap silt that would otherwise enrich the soil downriver.|
|D)||They flood the surrounding area, displacing villages and disturbing the balance of wildlife and vegetation.|
India’s __________, or “tree-hugger,” movement provides seedlings to help reforestation efforts.
Meteorologists are studying __________ patterns in the Bay of Bengal to learn how the devastation caused by these storms can be reduced.
In Sri Lanka, the Hindu __________, who make up only 20 percent of the population, want to establish a separate state.