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									      2012 年“第五届中国-东盟教育交流周东盟知识大赛”
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Part One (划线部分为正确答案)

1. During August 7th to 8th, 1967, five nations held a conference in Bangkok, published Bangkok
    Declaration. These five countries are Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and______ .
     A. the Philippines                B. Brunei                     C. Cambodia
2. Which of the following countries is the newest member state that joined ASEAN?
    A. Vietnam                         B. Laos                       C. Cambodia
3. The ten members of ASEAN cover a total area of about 4.5 million square km with a population of
    _________ million.
      A. 576                           B. 190                        C. 330
4. Which is the agreement that defines the aims and principles of ASEAN and has become an important
    milestone in its development?
     A. Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia
     B. The ASEAN Vision 2020
     C. Bangkok Declaration
5. When was ASEAN’s aim of establishing the Community of the ASEAN Ten Member States
    proposed?
    A. In May, 1994                    B. In August, 1967            C. In July, 1961
6. Prospects of ASEAN in 2020, signed in ___________, in 1997, is helpful to maintain conventional
    regional security cooperation.
    A. Jakarta                         B. Bali                       C. Kuala Lumpur
7. In July, 2003, ASEAN’s Anti-Terrorism Centre was founded in _______ to promote the regional
    safety.
    A. Indonesia                       B. Malaysia                   C. the Philippines
8. On January 1, _______, six former ASEAN countries officially started to establish the ASEAN free
    trade area.
    A. 2000                            B. 2001                       C. 2002
9. When did the tourism cooperation of ASEAN begin?
    A. In 1980                         B. In 1981                    C. In1982
10. Where is University of Santo Tomas located?
    A. The Philippines                 B. Malaysia                   C. Singapore
11. In which country is Chulalongkorn University located?
    A. Brunei                          B. Indonesia                  C. Thailand
12. Till October, 2011, how many universities have joined AUN?
    A. 23                              B. 26                         C. 25
13. When was China-ASEAN Center set up?
    A. In 2008.                        B. In 2011                    C. In 2010
14. When did China-ASEAN Free Trade Area start to come into force?
    A. In 2009                         B. In 2010                    C. In 2011


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15. What is the color of a five-pointed star on the flag of Myanmar?
     A. Blue                             B. Green                    C. White
16. Where is the capital of the Philippines?
    A. Phnom Penh                   B. Kuala Lumpur                  C. Manila
17. What is the currency of Brunei Darussalam?
    A. Dollar                       B. Kip                           C. Rupiah
18. What is the motto of ASEAN?
    A. One Identity, One Vision, One Community
    B. One Vision, One Identity, One Community
    C. One Vision, One Community, One Identity
19. Where is the ASEAN Secretariat located?
    A. Indonesia                   B. Singapore                      C. Malaysia
20. When is the national day of Laos P.D.R?
    A. On September 2nd
    B. On November 9th
    C. On December 2nd
21. Who is the current Secretary-General of ASEAN?
    A. Ban Ki-moon                  B. Barack Obama                  C. Surin Pitsuwan
22. Which of the following is the national costume of Malaysia?
    A. Longyi                       B. Aodai                         C. Baju Melayu
23. What is the national flower of Cambodia?
    A. Simpor                       B. Lotus                         C. Rumdul
24. How many countries belong to ASEAN today?
    A. 9                            B. 11                            C. 10
25. What is the official currency of the Philippines?
    A. Peso                         B. Ringgit                       C. Dong
26. When is ASEAN Day celebrated annually?
    A. On October 11th              B. On August 8th                 C. On September 10th
27. Which one is not the currency of ASEAN member countries?
    A. Kyat                         B. Yuan                          C. Peso
28. How long does the Secretary-General of ASEAN serve in one term?
    A. 5 years                      B. 4 years                       C. 3 years
29. The first China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week was held in __________
    A. 2007                         B. 2008                          C. 2009
30. Where were the first four sessions of China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week held?
    A. In Yunnan                    B. In Guangxi                    C. In Guizhou
31. During which China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week was the first China-ASEAN Education
    Minister’s Roundtable Conference was held?
    A. The third               B. The second                         C. The fourth
32. When will the opening ceremony of the fifth China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week be held?
    A. on July 26, 2012             B. on September 3, 2012          C. on September 17, 2012
33. Which University hosted the first three China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week?
    A. Guangxi University           B. Guizhou University            C. Yunnan University
34. When was ‘Guiyang Statement’ approved ?


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    A. In 2009                      B. In 2008                   C. In 2010
35. In which China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week was China-ASEAN Education Information
    Network launched?
    A. The first                    B. The second                C. The third
36. Which university organized the ASEAN Student’s View on China Photo Show in November 2011?
     A. Yunnan University           B. Guangxi University        C. Guizhou University
37. Which university was approved as one of the centers for ASEAN studies by Ministry of Education of
    China in Guizhou Province?
    A. Guizhou Normal University
    B. Guizhou Minzu University
    C. Guizhou University
38. In which China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week was the plan of ‘The Double 100,000 Goal of
     Student Mobility’ between China and ASEAN proposed?
    A. The first                    B. The second                C. The third
39. The bird below is the national bird of_______.




     A. Vietnam                    B. Myanmar                   C. Laos
40. Which is the second largest country in ASEAN in terms of area?
    A. Indonesia                   B. India                     C. Myanmar
41. Which of the following countries in ASEAN is the largest tea producer in the world in 2012?
     A. Myanmar                    B.Vietnam                    C. Indonesia
42. Which country in ASEAN is the world’s second largest grower of opium poppy?
    A. Indonesia                  B. Myanmar                     C. Cambodia
43. Which of the countries below had been long using Chinese as its written form before its adoption of
    Latin letters?
    A. Malaysia                   B. Cambodia                    C. Vietnam
44. Which country below borders on the west of Thailand?
    A. Myanmar                    B. Laos                        C. Cambodia
45. Which of the following countries is included in the “maritime countries in ASEAN”?
    A. Laos                       B. Indonesia                   C. Thailand
46. Which of the following countries is a Peninsula country?
    A. Brunei                     B. Philippines                 C. Vietnam
47. When was ASEAN founded?
    A. In 1967                    B. In 1962                     C. In 1965
48. When was CAFTA formally established?
    A. In 2009                    B. In 2010                     C. In 2011
49. How many countries and regions are included in the Mekong River Basin?


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     A. 4                          B. 6                        C. 8
50. When was AUN established?
     A. In Nov, 1995               B. In Dec, 1994             C. In Nov, 1994
51. In which city was the first ASEAN+3 meeting held?
     A. Kuala Lumpur               B. Malian                   C. Hanoi
52. How many Confucius Intuitions had been established in ASEAN countries by 2011?
     A. 24                         B. 25                       C. 27
53. Which of the following national flags is not a member of ASEAN?
     A.                            B.                          C.




54. According to the signing of The Joint Statement on October 8, 2003, which country has become the
     first strategic partner of ASEAN?
     A. China                       B. Korea                 C. India
55. According to the agreement signed by Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and the Foreign
     Ministers of ASEAN countries on October 8, 2003, which organization was China officially acceded
     to?
    A. AUN                          B. TAC                   C. UN
56. The third “ASEAN-China-Japan-R.O.Korea Summit” published The Statement on East Asia
     Cooperation, which was held in ______?
    A. 2001                         B. 1998                  C. 1999
57. When was the Sixth ASEAN Tourism Organization Conference held in Singapore, which published
     The ASEAN Tour Cooperation Action Plan, aiming to promote ASEAN tourist industry?
    A. In 1995                      B. In 1996               C. In 1997
58. In which country do people greet by touching palms of hands?
     A. Singapore                  B. Vietnam                      C. Malaysia
59. Which ASEAN country is not a coastal country?
     A. Myanmar                    B. Vietnam                      C. Laos
60. How many UNESCO World Heritage Sites are there in Laos?
     A. 2                          B. 3                            C. 4
61. Which of the following countries is not one of the members of ASEAN?
     A. Singapore                  B. Japan                        C. the Philippines
62. In which year did Laos become a member of ASEAN?
     A. 1996                       B. 1997                         C. 1998
63. Pay attention not to point your ________ to anyone when being guests in Laos.
     A. fingers                    B. feet                         C. elbows
64. There are 3 levels of administrative areas in Laos, they are: ________
     A. province, county, village
     B. state, province, country
     C. province, county, township
65. When was the Lao People’s Democratic Republic founded?


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       A.1975                         B. 1985                         C. 1995
66.   How many ethnic groups are there in Laos?
       A. 66                          B. 67                           C. 68
67.   The state system of Laos is ________.
       A. capitalism                  B. socialism                    C. monarchy
68.   How many international airports are there in Laos?
       A. 5                           B. 4                            C. 3
69.   The highest power and legislative organ of Laos is ________.
       A. the National Assembly       B. cabinet                      C. central government
70.   The capital city of Laos is ________.
       A. Houaphan                    B. Vientiane                    C. Xiangkhoang
71.   How many international air routes are there from Laos to China?
       A. 1                           B. 2                            C. 3
72.   Which university is the only comprehensive university in Laos?
       A. Champasck University
       B. National University
       C. Souhanouvong University
73.   Which ASEAN country borders China on the north?
       A. Thailand                    B. Laos                         C. Myanmar
74.   Citizens and ________ can enjoy free medical care in Laos.
       A. lawyers                     B. businessman                  C. state employees
75.   How many universities are there in Laos?
       A. 39                          B. 49                           C. 59
76.   In Laos, what differs greatly from the north to the south?
       A. custom                      B. language                     C. culture
77.   Which country is divided into east and west parts by South China Sea?
       A. Thailand                    B. Vietnam                      C. Malaysia
78.   Where is the capital city of Malaysia?
       A. Kuala Lumpur                B. Labuan                       C. Putrajaya
79.   The Federation of Malaysia practices two ways of divisions of the country,
      they are: ________
       A. counties, villages, districts and states, counties, villages
       B. states, counties, villages and states, districts, villages
       C. states, counties, villages and states, provinces, districts
80.   Malaysia is officially known as constitutional ________.
       A. federation                  B. monarchy                     C. capitalism
81.   Which ASEAN country’s government is officially called responsible
      government or cabinet government?
       A. Myanmar                     B. The Philippines              C. Malaysia
82.   In Malaysia, ________ is the supreme executive power.
       A. government                  B. cabinet                      C. monarch
83.   How many international airlines does Malaysia Airlines Company run?
       A. 58                          B. 68                           C. 78
84.   The governor of four states: Malacca, Pinang, Sarawak and Sabah, is


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    appointed by the ________.
     A. state government
     B. federal government
     C. local government
85. The tallest building in the world is ________.
     A. Petronas Tower
     B. Empire State Building
     C. BOC Tower
86. Which country lies in the strategic point between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean?
     A. Thailand                    B. Malaysia                  C. The Philippines
87. How many international airports are there in Malaysia?
     A. 5                           B. 6                         C. 7
88. Which ASEAN country has a more integrated Chinese education system?
     A. Thailand                    B. Brunei                    C. Malaysia
89. Malaysia is one of the founding members of ________.
     A. NATO                        B. UNESCO                    C. ASEAN
90. 3 main countries once invaded Malaysia. They are: ________
     A. The Philippines, Portugal, Poland
     B. Portugal, Holland, Britain
     C. Spain, Japan, Britain
91. How many public hospitals are there in Malaysia?
    A. about 120                    B. about 100                 C. about 80
92. Among 1007 islands in Malaysia, most of them are ________.
    A. large                        B. volcanic                  C. small
93. Which ASEAN country has the world second richest tin capacity?
     A. Brunei                      B. Malaysia                  C. Singapore
94. Malaysia is a multiethnic society with more than ________ nationalities.
     A. 30                          B. 40                        C. 50
95. Malaysia’s legislative department consists of two chambers: the House of Commons and the
    ________.
     A. Cabinet                B. House of Lords                 C. Council
96. In Malaysia, the ________court is the supreme judicial organ.
     A. high                   B. federal                        C. central
97. Which ASEAN country borders China on the northeast?
     A. Vietnam                B. Myanmar                        C. Laos
98. Myanmar is known as both “the Country of Rice” and “the Country of ________”.
     A. Nature                 B. Flower                         C. Forest
99. The new capital city of Myanmar is ________.
     A. Nay Pyi Taw            B. Rangoon                        C. Kantarawaddy
100. Over 80% of the people in Myanmar are ________.
     A. Christians             B. Buddhists                      C. Islamists
101. The major non-governmental organization in Myanmar is ________.
     A. USDA                   B. BFU                            C. KFL
102. Which ASEAN country’s economy is largely based on farming?


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     A. The Philippines        B. Myanmar                         C. Brunei
103. In Myanmar, all ________ are run by the government.
     A. business               B. agriculture                     C. newspapers
104. In which year did the Union of Myanmar join ASEAN?
     A. 1995                   B. 1996                            C. 1997
105. About 50 newspapers in Malaysia are published in ________ languages.
     A. 6                      B. 7                               C. 8
106. Which university is the largest in Malaysia?
     A. University Kebangsaan Malaysia
     B. University of Malaysia
     C. University Islam Antarabangsa
107. Which ASEAN country is called “the land of thousand islands”?
     A. The Philippines              B. Thailand                  C. Indonesia
108. Which ASEAN country sits astride the typhoon belt?
     A. Vietnam                      B. Myanmar                   C. The Philippines
109. Where is the capital city of The Philippines?
     A. Manila                       B. Cabanatuan                C. Pasay
110. In the Philippines, more than ________ languages or dialects are indigenous to archipelago.
     A. 60                           B. 70                        C. 80
111. In the Philippines about 84% of the population claims to be ________ believers.
     A. Muslim                       B. Buddhist                  C. Catholic
112. Which part is the top legislator in the Philippines?
     A. Senate                       B. Parliament                C. President
113. In which ASEAN country the president cannot be re-elected?
     A. The Philippines              B. Cambodia                  C. Singapore
114. In the Philippines, ________ is the important source of foreign exchange income.
     A. industry                     B. business                  C. tourism
115. In the Philippines, there are about ________ airports are private-owned.
     A. 122                          B. 144                       C. 166
116. In which ASEAN country the private higher learning institutions are
     more than the public ones?
     A. The Philippines              B. Thailand                  C. Indonesia
117. The Philippines is one of the founding members of ________.
     A. APEC                         B. ASEAN                     C. WTO
118. Laos is a (an) ________ country.
     A. agricultural                 B. industrial                C. tourist
119. The generally accepted form of greeting among Lao people is the ________.
     A. handshake                    B. nop                       C. hug
120. Most rivers in Myanmar flow from north to ________.
     A. east                         B. west                      C. south
121. How many ethnics are there in Myanmar?
     A. 135                          B. 145                       C. 155
122. In Myanmar, each ethnic group has its own ________.
     A. custom                       B. language                  C. history


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123. Myanmar’s highest organ of state power is ________.
     A. the state government
     B. the state Peace and Development Council
     C. the state military department
124. In Myanmar, ________ economy accounts for a large proportion of the
     national economy.
     A. private-owned               B. state-owned                 C. group-owned
125. The Philippines has a very wide distribution of ________.
     A. minerals                    B. ethnic                      C. cultures
126. According to the administrative regions, the Philippines is divided into ________
     major parts.
     A. 6                           B. 4                           C. 3
127. In which ASEAN country the president is elected for a term of 6 years?
     A. Indonesia                   B. the Philippines             C. Singapore
128. In the Philippines, soldiers have ________ right to interfere with politics.
     A. little                      B. certain                     C. no
129. The Philippines’ parliament consists of ________ and the House of Representatives.
     A. the House of Lords          B. Senate                      C. the House of Commons
130. The purpose of founding ASEAN is to promote the regional ________.
     A. prosperity and stability
     B. peace and stability
     C. economic growth and stability
131. The ASEAN+1 Summits are the three ASEAN+3 summits that ASEAN
     respectively meets with ________.
     A. Singapore, Japan, and China
     B. Japan, Brunei, and China
     C. China, Japan, and Republic of Korea
132. The ASEAN+3 Summits are annual meetings among the leaders of ASEAN and
     their counterparts from ________ Asia.
     A. North                       B. East                             C. South
133. ________ is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia.
     A. Myanmar                     B. Thailand                         C. Laos
134. What is known for Singapore due to its beauty and cleanness?
     A. the Garden City in the World
     B. the Flower City in the World
     C. the Lion City
135. When did Singapore join the ASEAN?
     A. In 1988                     B. In 1967                          C. In 1995
136. Which country is the only republic country among the members of ASEAN that has a parliamentary
     republic form of government?
     A. Thailand                    B. Vietnam                          C. Singapore
137. Which country is the leading country of the “newly-emerged industrial
     country” among the members of ASEAN?
     A. Thailand                    B. Singapore                        C. Philippines


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138. Which country is not the founding member of ASEAN?
     A. Malaysia                    B. Cambodia                         C. Indonesia
139. Which country is rich in plant resources but short in natural resources?
     A. Singapore                   B. Thailand                         C. Indonesia
140. Which city is the founding city of ASEAN?
     A. Bangkok                     B. Manila                           C. Jakarta
141. What is the name of the new airport of Thailand?
     A. Longman                     B. Changi                           C. Suvarnabhumi
142. What is the name of the China Town in Bangkok?
     A. Wat Pro                     B. Yaowarat                         C. Ayuthaya
143. Which country in ASEAN is most famous for its silk production?
     A. Malaysia                    B. Laos                             C. Thailand
144. Which country is most famous for its “Water-Sprinkling Festival”?
     A. Indonesia                   B. Thailand                         C. Negara Brunei Darussalam
145. Which country’s pillar industrial is tourism?
     A. Singapore                   B. Vietnam                          C. Thailand
146. When did Vietnam join the ASEAN?
     A. In 1989                     B. In 1995                          C. In 1967
147. When did Thailand join the ASEAN?
     A. In 1988                     B. In 1967                          C. In 1995
148. When did AFTA (ASEAN Foreign Trade Association) set up?
     A. In 1967                     B. In 2002                          C. In 1998
149. Which color is not used in the Flag of ASEAN?
     A. White                       B. Blue                             C. Green
150. Which country was once the colony of France?
     A. Laos                        B. Thailand                         C. Vietnam
151. When did Vietnam become independent from France?
     A. In 1933                     B. In 1929                          C. In 1945
152. In the following three countries, which country is rich in tin?
     A. Vietnam                     B. Singapore                        C. Malaysia
153. What is the main religion in Thailand?
     A. Christianity                B. Buddhism                         C. Catholicism
154. Which country is the largest port of Southeast Asia?
     A. Thailand                    B. Singapore                        C. Malaysia
155. Which country was once the colony of England?
     A. Laos                        B. Thailand                         C. Singapore
156. What is the song of ASEAN?
     A. The ASEAN Way               B. The ASEAN Voice                  C. The ASEAN Dream
157. What is the national language in Singapore?
     A. English                     B. Malay                            C. Chinese
158. Who is the current king of Thailand?
     A. Bhumibol Adulyadej          B. Yingluck Shinawatra              C. Surin Pitsuwan
159. Who is the current Prime Minister of Singapore?
     A. Lee Kuan Yew                B. Lee Hsien Loong                  C. Tan Keng Yam


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160 Which country in ASEAN is mostly affected by the Chinese culture?
     A. Vietnam                     B. Cambodia                       C. Thailand
161. Which city will hold the 9th The China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO)?
     A. Guiyang                     B. Nanning                        C. Kunming
162. Which island does not belong to Thailand?
     A. Pearl Island                B. Phi Phi Island                 C. Phuket Island
163. Which country’s national flower is water lily?
     A. Singapore                   B. Laos                           C. Thailand
164. How many countries in ASEAN when it was founded?
     A. 7                           B. 4                              C. 5
165. Which country in the following is one of the “Four Asia Tigers”?
     A. Thailand                    B. Singapore             C. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
166. _______ is the only country without coastline of ASEAN member countries.
     A. Laos                        B. Viet Nam                       C. Myanmar
167. Who is recognized as the founder of modern Singapore?
     A. Lee Hsien Loong             B. Lee Kuan Yew                   C. S. R. Nathan
168. Who has not been the premier of Singapore?
     A. Goh Chok Tong               B. Lee Kuan Yew                   C. Ong Teng Cheong
169. What is the name of Singapore airport?
     A. Longman                     B. Changi Airport                 C. Chiang Mai
170. What is the most famous newspaper in Singapore?
     A. Singapore United Morning Post
     B. Straits Times
     C. Times
171. Which university is the first university in Singapore?
    A. NanYang Polytechnic
    B. National University of Singapore
    C. Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
172. Which is the rotating country in ASEAN in 2012?
   A. Brunei                        B. Cambodia                       C. Indonesia
173. Which of the following tourist site is not in Singapore?
    A. Clarke Quay                  B. Merlion Park                   C. the Royal Palace
174. Who has not been the premier of Thailand?
     A. Thaksin                     B. Lee Kuan Yew                   C. Yingluck
175. Which university is the most famous university in Thailand?
     A. Chulalongkorn University
     B. Chiang Mai University
     C. King Mongkut's Institute of Technology
176. Which of the following tourist sites is not in Vietnam?
    A. Pattaya                      B. BT Ho Chi Minh                 C. Hai Phong
177. Which of the following tourist sites is in Vietnam?
    A. Ha Long Bay                  B. Merlion Park                   C. the Royal Palace
178. Which city is the economic center of Vietnam?
    A. Hanoi                        B. Ho Chi Minh                    C. Bangkok


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179. Which country’s culture is most affected by the Confucianism?
    A. Thailand                     B. Malaysia                         C. Vietnam
180. Which color is not used in the Flag of ASEAN?
     A. Green                       B. Blue                             C. White
181. Which city is the former capital city of Thailand?
    A. Korat                        B. Ayuthaya                         C. Pimai
182. Which of the following islands is not in Thailand?
    A. Phuket Island                B. Ko Chang                         C. Cát Bà
183. What is not the former name of Ho Chi Minh City?
    A. Hanoi                        B. Sai Kung                         C. Sài Gòn
184. _______ is the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.
     A. Malaysia                    B. Indonesia                        C. The Philippines
185. What is the name of the Singapore national flower?
    A. Water lily                   B. Orchidarium                      C. Peony flower
186. Which city is the political center of Vietnam?
    A. Hanoi                        B. Ho Chi Minh                      C. LANG SON
187. Which country is also called “the Elephant Country”?
    A. Vietnam                      B. Thailand                         C. Cambodia
188. ______ is the name of ancient Thailand?
    A. Bangkok                      B. Ayuthaya                         C. Siam
189. What is the country code of Singapore?
    A. 0066                         B. 0065                             C. 0044
190. Brunei is located on the ________ coast of the island of Borneo.
    A. north                        B. south                            C. east
191. The official national history of Brunei can be traced back to the ________ century.
     A. 6th                         B. 7th                              C. 8th
192. Forbes ranks Brunei as the ________ richest nation out of 182 nations.
     A. 5th                         B. 6th                        C. 7th
193. The power of the Sultanate of Brunei was at its peak between ________ centuries
     A. the 14th and 15th           B. the 16th and 17th          C. the 15th and 17th
194. When did the Residential system end in Brunei?
     A. In 1959                     B. In 1953                    C. In 1956
195. After several fruitless attempts, ________ was discovered in Brunei in 1929.
     A. coal                        B. petroleum                  C. gold
196. ________ occupied Brunei from 1941 to 1945 during World War II?
     A. Britain                     B. France                     C. Japan
197. The official National Day of Brunei is on ________.
     A. 23rd January                B. 23rd February              C. 23rd December
198. The second National Development Plan was launched in ________ in Brunei.
     A. 1962                        B. 1963                       C. 1964
199. Brunei joined ASEAN on 7 January, ________.
     A. 1982                        B. 1992                       C. 2002
200. Brunei joined ________ on 21 September, 1984.
     A. the United Nations          B. ASEAN                      C. the commonwealth


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201. Brunei is divided into ________ districts.
     A. three                        B. four                    C. five
202. ________ of Brunei’s food imports come from the ASEAN countries.
     A. 55%                          B. 65%                     C. 75%
203. The largest population in Brunei is ________.
     A. Indigenous                   B. Chinese                 C. Malay
204. In Brunei, ________ of the population adheres to Islam
     A. one-third                    B. two-thirds              C. half
205. In Brunei, the literacy rate in adults is around ________.
     A. 73%                          B. 83%                     C. 93%
206. The country code of Brunei is ________.
     A. 00671                        B. 00673                   C. 00675
207. University of Brunei Darussalam was founded in ________.
     A. 1985                         B. 1986                    C. 1987
208. The chairmanship of ASEAN will rotate to Brunei in ________.
     A. 2013                         B. 2014                    C. 2015
209. Cambodia is the ________ most populous country in the world.
     A. 58th                         B. 68th                    C. 78th
210. Theravada Buddhism is practiced by approximately ________ of the
     Cambodian population.
     A. 75%                          B. 85%                     C.95%
211. Which day is celebrated as ASEAN Day?
     A. 1 August                     B. 8 August                C. 18 August
212. Cambodia joined the WTO on October 13, ________.
     A. 2003                         B. 2004                    C. 2005
213. Cambodia is divided into ________ provinces including the capital.
     A. 24                           B. 25                      C. 26
214. ________ is Cambodia's fastest growing industry.
     A. Agriculture                  B. Education               C. Tourism
215. ______ is Cambodia's biggest source of foreign direct investment.
     A. China                        B. Singapore               C. Vietnam
216. ________ is Cambodia's greatest source of hard currency.
     A. Tourism                      B. Agriculture             C. Textile industry
217. ________ of Cambodia's population is of Khmer origin.
     A. 70%                          B. 80%                     C. 90%
218. In Cambodia, the female to male ratio is ________.
     A. 1:1.6                        B. 1.6:1                   C. 1.4:1
219. Theravada Buddhism is practiced by more than ________ of the population
     in Cambodia.
     A. 75%                          B. 85%                     C. 95%
220. The constitution of Cambodia promulgates free compulsory education for
     _______ years.
     A. 7                            B. 8                       C. 9
221. In 2004 it was estimated that _______ of the Cambodian population was literate.


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     A. 63.6%                      B. 73.6%                       C. 83.6%
222. Traditionally, education in Cambodia was offered by the _______.
     A. schools                    B. government                  C. wats
223. As of 2010, the life expectancy is _______ years for males in Cambodia.
     A. 60                         B. 65                          C. 70
224. _______ is the most attended Cambodian national festival.
     A. The Cambodian New Year
     B. Bon Om Teuk
     C. Christmas
225. In Cambodia, _______ is the staple grain.
     A. rice                       B. corn                        C. oat
226. _______ is one of the more popular sports in Cambodia.
     A. Basketball                 B. Football                    C. Volleyball
227. Cambodia has _______ commercial airports.
     A. 4                          B. 5                           C. 6
228. Cambodian dance can be divided into _______ main categories.
     A. 3                          B. 4                           C. 5
229. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately _______ islands
     A. 17,508                     B. 16,508                      C. 14,508
230. In October _______, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao proposed at the seventh China-ASEAN Summit to
     hold China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) every year from _______ in Nanning,
     A. 2002, 2003                 B. 2003, 2004                  C. 2004, 2005
231. Indonesia is the world's _______ most populous country
     A. sixth                      B. fifth                       C. fourth
232. Indonesia enjoys the world's _______ highest level of biodiversity.
     A. first                      B. second                      C. third
233. The first regular contact between Europeans and the peoples of Indonesia began
     in the _______ century.
     A. 14th                       B. 15th                        C. 16th
234. Indonesia has been a member of the United Nations since _______.
     A. 1940                       B. 1950                        C. 1960
235. Administratively, Indonesia consists of _______ provinces.
     A. 33                         B. 34                          C. 35
236. In terms of land area, Indonesia is the world's _______ -largest country.
     A. 15th                       B. 16th                        C. 17th
237. There are around _______ distinct native ethnic groups in Indonesia
     A. 100                        B. 200                         C. 300
238. The official national language of Indonesia is _______.
     A. Malay                      B. Indonesian                  C. Indian
239. The most popular sports in Indonesia is _______.
     A. football                   B. table tennis                C. badminton
240. _______ is the main staple food of Indonesia.
     A. Rice                       B. Corn                        C. Oat
241. Following three and a half centuries of Dutch colonialism, Indonesia


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     secured its independence after _______.
     A. World War I                   B. World War II            C. the Cold War
242. In Indonesia, _______ of the provinces have special status.
     A. 5                             B. 6                       C. 7
243. Forests cover approximately _______of Indonesia.
     A. 40%                           B. 50%                     C.60%
244. _______ is the largest sector of Indonesia’s economy.
     A. industry                      B. agriculture             C. service
245. According to World Trade Organization data, Indonesia was the _______
     biggest exporting country in the world in 2010.
     A. 25th                          B. 26th                    C. 27th
246. Which country is not Indonesia's main export market?
     A. China                         B. the United Kingdom      C. Japan
247. The Javanese comprise _______ of the Indonesian population.
     A. 32%                           B. 42%                     C. 52%
248. In _______, the status of China as a consultative dialogue partner of ASEAN was elevated to that of
     a full dialogue partner.
     A. 1991                          B. 1996                    C. 1997
249. The first 10+1 Summit was held in _______ on 16 December, 1997.
     A. Kuala Lumpur                  B. Bangkok                 C. Manila
250. China is currently _______ largest trade partner of ASEAN; ASEAN is _______ largest trade partner
     of China.
     A. the second, the third
     B. the third, the fourth
     C. the fourth, the third
251. In November 2000, Chinese Premier _______ proposed the idea of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area
     (CAFTA), which was positively responded by the leaders of the ASEAN countries.
     A. Wen Jiabao                    B. Li Ruihuan              C. Zhu Rongji
252. The ASEAN Plus Three is a meeting between ASEAN, _______, _______ and _______, and is
     primarily held during each ASEAN Summit.
     A. China, U. K., U. S. A.
     B. China, Japan, Russia
     C. China, Japan, Republic of Korea
253. The China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) went into effect on _______.
     A. 1 January, 2009               B. 1 January, 2010         C. 1 January, 2011
254. In ASEAN, there are 10 member countries. One Observer is _______.
     A. Pakistan                      B. Papua New Guinea         C. Republic of Korea
255. The ASEAN Secretariat was set up in 1967, whose basic function is to provide for greater efficiency
     in the coordination of ASEAN organs and for more effective implementation of ASEAN projects and
     activities. Now it is officiated in _______.
     A. Jakarta, Indonesia            B. Bangkok, Thailand       C. Hanoi, Viet Nam
256. The Chairmanship of ASEAN shall rotate annually, based on _______.
     A. the order of land area of member states
     B. the order of economic strength of member states


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     C.the alphabetical order of the English names of member states
257. Which one is the correct position of flag arrangement for ASEAN Meeting?

    A.




    B.




    C.



258. Which city is the capital of Vietnam?
     A. Ho Chi Minh                 B. Hue                     C. Ha Noi
259. Where is the capital city of Vietnam located?
      A. Banks of the Red River. B. Banks of the Bon River. C. Banks of Hoan Kiem Lake.
260. The population of Ha Noi is______.
     A. 3 million                   B. 4 million               C. 5 million
261. The term of office of the President of Vietnam is         .
     A. 3 years                     B. 4 years                 C. 5 years
262. The term of each session of the National Assembly of Vietnam is        , and meetings are convened
     a year.
     A. 5 years, twice              B. 3 years, twice          C. 5 years, 3 times
263. When did Vietnam and China establish diplomatic relations.
     A. On January 18, 1951.        B. On January 18, 1950.    C. On January 18, 1949.
264. When did Vietnam become a full member of ASEAN ?
     A. On July 28, 1996.           B. On July 27, 1995.       C. On July 28, 1995
265. In December 1998, Vietnam successfully hosted the         ASEAN Summit in Hanoi.
     A. 5th                         B. 6th                     C. 7th
266. Vietnam is a              .
     A.capitalist country           B. constitutional monarchy C. communist country
267. What is the head of Thailand government called?
     A King                         B. Prime Minister          C. President
268. Who led the People’s Power Party of Thailand?
     A. Thaksin Shinawatra          B. Yingluck Shinawatra     C. Somchai Wongsawat
269. In Thailand, the only opposition party is______.
     A .Republican                  B. Democrats               C. Liberals
270. Thailand’s current constitution was promulgated in____.
     A .2007                        B. 2008                    C. 2009
271. In___, Thailand served as APEC host.
     A .2002                        B .2003                    C. 2004
272. Who is the man ?


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     A . King Bhumibol Adulyadej,King of Thailand                      B. The current King of Myanmar
     C. The current King of Laos
273. What is the politics framework of Thailand currently ?
     A. Communist states            B. constitutional republic         C. constitutional monarchy
274.The "Draft Constitution" of 1932 signed by King Prajadhipok created Thailand's first legislature, a
     People's Assembly with 70 appointed members. The assembly met for the first time in________.
     A.1930                         B.1931                             C.1932
275. In Thailand, Members of the House of Representatives served _____ terms, while senators served
     ______terms.
     A. four-year ; six-year        B.six-year; four-year              C. four-year; five-year
276. What's the area of Manila?
     A. 36.3 km2                    B. 38.3 km2                        C. 39.3 km2
277. What's the population in Manila?
     A. More than 1.6 million       B. More than 2.6 million           C. More than 3.6 million
278. The following countries have great influence on Philippine culture, except ______.
     A. AIndian and Chinese civilization
     B. Spanish and American culture
     C. Canadian and English culture
279. How long is the presidential election term in the Philippines?
     A. Four-year term              B. Five-year term                  C. Six-year term
280. Which of the following are the three island group in the Philippines?
     A. Luzon, Manila, and Quenzon
     B. Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao
     C.Luzon, Visayas, and Quenzon
281. Which of the following cannot result in a change in the constitution of the Philippines?
     A. the political evolution
     B. every significant event in the Philippine history
     C. the President's decision
282. How many associate justices are there in the Supreme Court of the Philippines?




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     A. 12                        B. 13                           C. 14
283. When did the Philippines chair ASEAN?
     A. From 2005 to 2006         B. From 2006 to 2007            C. From 2007 to 2008
284. At the most fundamental level of bilateral relations, which continues to form a strong bridge between
     the Philippines and the USA?
     A. Business relations        B. Financial aid                C. Human links
285. Cambodia is divided into ____provinces and _____municipalities.
     A. 20, 4                     B. 21, 5                        C. 22, 6




286. ____is Cambodia's major crop and its principal food.
     A. Corn                       B. Rice                         C. Cassava
287. On __________, Cambodia achieved independence from France.
     A. November 9, 1949.          B. November 9, 1951             C. November 9, 1953
288. The flag of Cambodia is composed of three colors----_______.
     A. yellow, red, blue          B. red, blue and white          C. blue, green and white
289. Until ____, Cambodia didn't have a judicial branch of government despite the nation's Consititution
     requiring one.
     A. 2010                       B.1999                          C. 1997
290. Which one is NOT the Parliamentary party in Cambodia?
     A. Cambodian's People Party(CPP).
     B. Norodom Ranarridh Party.
     C. Sam Rainsy Party
291. Provincial and municipal administrations participate in the following activities EXCEPT_____.
     A. Making laws.               B. The creation of nation budget. C. Issuing land titles.
292. The King of Cambodia is defined by______ .
     A. The Prime Minister.        B. The parliamentary parties        C. Cambodia's constitution.
293. In Cambodia, _______has the power to dismiss the Prime Minister and his government by a
     two-thirds vote of no confidence.
     A. The National Assembly B. The Senate                            C. The King
294. In Cambodia, in rural areas, first level administrative divisions are called ______; in urban areas,
     they are called______.
    A. municipalities; provinces
    B. provinces; municipalities           C. Towns; cities


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295. The Prime Minister of Cambodia is appointed in which way?
     A. The Prime Minister is appointed by the King on the recommendation of the President and Vice
         Presidents of the National Assembly.
     B. The Prime Minister is appointed by the King himself without any recommendation
     C. The Prime Minister is appointed by the King and the Royal Family members.
296. The Brunei flag has four colors:
     A. purple, black, white, yellow
     B. yellow, white, black, red
     C. white, black, orange, yellow
297. The capital of Brunei is located in Brunei-Muara District which is the _______by size but the most
     important and most populous of the four districts of Brunei.
     A. smallest                    B. biggest                     C. the medium
298. His Majesty of Brunei has_____children.
     A. 8                           B. 10                          C. 12
299. In Brunei, His Majesty's official residence is the Istana Nurul Iman, which is also the country's
     _______.
     A. political centre            B. economic centre             C. seat of administration
300. The current government of Brunei was established on_______.
     A. December 1, 1988            B. September 1, 1988           C. December 1, 1998
301. Brunei's administrative system is centered in the ________'s office.
     A. Chairman                    B. President                   C. Prime Minister
302. Brunei is divided into________districts and they have_______levels.
     A. 5, 4                        B. 4, 3                        C. 3, 2
303. In Brunei, the head of the district or town is appointed by the________.
     A. government                  B. state                       C. political party
304. In Brunei, the head of the village is voted by the ________.
     A. state                       B. villagers                   C. Government
305. Cabinet members are appointed and presided over by the _______.
     A. monarch                     B. president                   C. cabinet members
306. The cabinet of Brunei has _______members and each reports to the Sultan.
     A. 12                          B. 13                          C. 15
307. Brunei's judicial system is based on _______.
     A. American law                B. Brunei common law           C. English common law
308. Which of the following is the national flag of Singapore?
     A.                             B.                              C.




309. The first records of settlement in Singapore are from __________.
     A. The 2nd century AD        B. The 1st century AD          C. The 3st century AD
310. Singapore became a sovereign, democratic and independent nation on _________ -- a date that has
     been celebrated as National Day.


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     A. The 8th of August 1966 B. The 9th of August 1965         C. The 8th of August 1967
311. Which of the following has been the ruling party of Singapore since self-government was attained?

      A.       The People's Action Party                        B.         Workers' Party


      C.       National Solidarity Party
312. Who is the current Prime Minister of Singapore?
     A. Lee Hsien Loong              B. Lee Kuan Yew             C. Goh Chok Tong
313.The following picture is the flag of Malaysia. What does the blue canton symbolize?




    A. Islam
    B. the equal status of the 13 member states
    C. the unity of the Malaysian people
314. Which of the following pictures is the national emblem of Malaysia?
      A.                             B.                           C.




315. The capital city of Malaysia is_______.
     A. Pahang                      B. Kuala Lumpur             C Sabah
316. When did Malaysia get independence?
     A. 1967                        B. 1947                     C. 1957
317. The federal head of state of Malaysia is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, commonly referred to as
     __________.
     A. the king of Malaysia
     B. the prime minister of Malaysia
     C. the president of Malaysia.
318. Who is the head of government in Malaysia?
     A. the king              B. Yang di-pertuan Agong               C. prime minister
319. Which of following pictures is national flag of Indonesia?
     A.                                    B                                   C




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320. Which of the following persons is one of the founders of Indonesia?
     A. Sukarno                    B. Suharto                       C. Jakarta
321. When did Indonesia hold it’s first free election?
     A. 1965                       B. 1955                         C. 1975
322. When did Indonesia restore relations with the People’s Republic of China?
     A. 1980                       B. 1988                         C. 1990
323. Which of the following islands is the most populous island in Indonesia?
     A. Java                       B. Bali                         C. Kulimantan
324. Which of the following religions is believed by the majority of Indonesians?
     A. Hinduism                    B. Buddhism                    C. Islam
325. Which of the following cities is the capital city of Indonesia?
     A. Aceh                       B. Jakarta                      C. Yogyakarta
326. Which country is the first main export country of Indonesia?
     A. China                       B. Japan                       C. The united states
327. Which of the following countries is not the major imports suppliers?
     A. Japan                      B. China                        C. Britain
328. In 1954,________ was compelled to sign Geneva Agreement on Indo-Chinese Problem and
     withdrew its forces from Laos.
     A. France                     B. the US                       C. the UK
329. With the approval of the National Assembly in Laos, ___________ can dismiss members of the
     government.
     A. the president              B. the prime minister           C. the King
330. Laos is divided into _______provinces, one municipality and one special zone.
     A.14                          B. 15                           C.16
331. The session of Laos National Assembly is held _______?
     A. once a year                B. twice a year                 C. three times a year
332. The _______ have been classified as two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
     A. Vientane and Bokeo
     B. city of Luang Prabang and the Wat Phou
     C. city of Luang Prabang and Bokeo
333. Laos was admitted into the Association of Southeast Asian Nation(ASEAN) in_________.
     A.1997                        B.2000                          C.2006
334. The Laos government serves a ________ term.
     A. four-year                  B. five-year                    C. six-year
335 .The current head of state, inaugurated as President of Myanmar on 30 March 2011, is        .
    A.Tin Aung Myint Oo           B. Thein Sein                C. THAN SHWE
336. Myanmar has been a member of ASEAN since _____. Though it gave up its turn to hold the ASEAN
     chair and host the ASEAN Summit in _____, it is scheduled to chair the forum and host the summit


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    in _____.
    A. 1996 2005 2013            B. 1998 2008 2016             C. 1997 2006 2014
337. Myanmar has a population of about________.
    A.56 million                  B. 55 million                C. 57 million
338. Which is the current national flag of Myanmar?
                A                                 B                            C




339. Which of the following pictures is the national emblem of Myanmar?
                    A                             B                       C




340._______is the new capital of Myanmar which is nearing completion.
    A. Chin State                 B Shan State                 C. Nay Pyi Taw
341. Myanmar has been a member of ASEAN since________.
    A. 1997                       B. 1998                      C. 1999
342. ________ River, Myanmar's longest river, nearly 2,170 kilometers (1,348 mi) long, flows into the
     Gulf of Martaban
     A. the Irrawaddy            B. Salween (Thanlwin)          C. the Sittaung
343. Myanmar, which has a total area of_______ square kilometers (262,000 sq mi), is the largest country
   in mainland Southeast Asia, and the 40th-largest in the world.
   A. 687,500                     B. 768.500                   C. 678,500
344. Myanmar's army-drafted constitution was approved in a referendum in__________.
     A. May 2008                    B. April 2008                 C. June 2008
345. On 4 January 1948, the nation became an independent republic, named the Union of Myanmar, with
     ______as its first President and U Nu as its first Prime Minister.
     A. Sao Shwe Thaik              B. Thein Sein                 C. THAN SHWE
346. On 2 March 1962, the military led by General______ took control of Myanmar through a coup d'état
     and the government has been under direct or indirect control by the military since then.
    A. Ne Win                     B. Sao Shwe Thaik            C. Thein Sein


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347. What is the symbol of ASEAN?
        A.                        B.                                C.




348. ASEAN was preceded by an organization of the Association of Southeast Asia, commonly called
     _________ , an alliance consisting of the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand that was formed in
     1961.
     A. ASA                         B. AEC                           C. ASC
349. As of 2006, the ASEAN region has a population of about ____, a total area of ______square
     kilometers.
     A. 450 million\ 5 million             B. 560 million\ 5 million             C. 560 million\ 4.5 million
350. This year ASEAN celebrates its ______ anniversary of its founding. _____ is the current General
     Secretary of ASEAN.
     A.40th; ONG-Keng-Yong                B. 45th ; Surin Pitsuwan              C. 50th; Goh Chok Tong
351. _____is an annual meeting of the ASEAN foreign ministers held in July of each year and hosted on a
     rotational basis by ASEAN member nations in alphabetical order.
     A. ASEAN Economic Ministers B. ASEAN Standing Committee
     C. ASEAN Ministerial Meeting
352.___ is composed of all ASEAN member countries and primarily discusses issues of economic
     situation and ASEAN economic cooperation.
     A. ASEAN Standing Committee           B. ASEAN Economic Ministers
     C. ASEAN Ministerial Meeting
353. In recent years,______became the most obvious issue in ASEAN region.
     A. transboundary haze pollution B. water pollution                         C. air pollution
354. A series of plans of action in science and technology (S&T) have been developed since______was
     established in 1978.
     A. the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST)
     B. the ASEAN Standing Committee (ASC)
     C. the ASEAN Committee on Trade and Tourism (COTT)
355._______are annual meetings among the leaders of ASEAN and their counterparts from East Asia,
     namely China, Japan and Republic of Korea.
     A. The ASEAN Plus Three Summits                    B. The ASEAN Plus One Summits
     C. The ASEAN Summit
356. On _____ , the first ASEAN – China Summit was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
   A. November 6, 2001            B. December 16, 1997              C. November 28, 1999
357. At the ASEAN-China Summit on November 6, 2001 in Brunei, ASEAN and China agreed to focus
     their cooperation on five priority areas in the early part of the 21st century, namely agriculture,_____,
     human resource development, Mekong River Basin development, and two-way investment.
     A. Aerospace Science and technology                            B. light industry


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     C. information and communications technology
358. With a view to enhancement of industrial cooperation, the Agreement on Planning of Industrial
     Cooperation was signed in            .
     A. 1996                        B. 1997                        C.2001
359. The 3rd Meeting of the ASEAN-China Heads of Intellectual Property Offices, held on 9-13 July 2012
     in Singapore as part of the 38th Meeting of the ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property
     Cooperation (AWGIPC), focused on a Database on __________as an important area of cooperation
     A. cultures and customs of South Asia                         B. Chinese teaching
     C. Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM)
360. The East Asian economy includes the Northeast Asian economy and                 economy.
     A. the East Asian              B. the South Asian             C. the Southeast Asian
361. The establishment of AFTA in ____ will be of historic and far-reaching importance to both ASEAN
     and China.
     A. 2010                        B. 2002                        C. 2008
362. On Philippines’ west is _______while to its Southwest is ______, and ______is to its south.
     A. Indonesia, South China Sea, Malaysia
     B. South China Sea, Malaysia, Indonesia
     C. Malaysia, South China Sea, Indonesia
363. The Philippines is typically tropical maritime climate ------ _____and _____all year around..
     A. hot and humid               B. warm and hot                C. humid and cold
364. The Republic of the Philippines practices the ________ economy with the tertiary industry taking a
     predominant role in its national economy.
     A. import-oriented             B. import and export –oriented          C. export-oriented
365. The Philippines is made of over ____ political parties, most of which are local parties of small scales.
     A. 50                          B.100                          C. 80
366. In Philippine ______ is the official language and ____ is also popular.
     A. French, English             B. English, Japanese           C. English, Spanish
367. Philippine’s dominant industry is _______ and _____.
     A. agriculture and forestry B. agriculture and textile        C. textile and forestry
368. The unit of currency in Philippine is the ___ .
     A. RMB                         B. riel                        C. peso
369. The languages the Philippines use are mainly ____, ____and ____.
     A. English, Tagalong and Russian                              B. English, Tagalong and Chinese
     C. English, Chinese and Japanese
370. _____, the Philippine up-risers declared independence of the Philippines during the war between
     ______ and ___ and became the first republic in the Philippine history.
     A. On June 12, 1898, America and Spain                        B. On July 12, 1897, England and Spain
     C. On May 12, 1898, America and England
371. The Philippines is a country with a long history. The first people who settled on the islands were
     known as _____.
     A. American                    B. British                      C. Negritoes
372. There are ____ethnic groups in Negara Brunei Darussalam
     A. 34                          B. 45                           C. 20
373. _____ is spoken as their mother tongue in Negara Brunei Darussalam.


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     A. Malay                      B. English                     C. Chinese
374. The main task of Negara Brunei Darussalam in industry is to recover ___, tap____ and then refine
     them.
     A. fishing, agriculture       B. petroleum, natural gas      C. agriculture, architecture
375. The output value of agriculture in Negara Brunei Darussalam is taking up only ____of the GDP.
     A. 5%                         B.18%                          C.3%
376. In Negara Brunei Darussalam, its financial income is mainly from the taxes on the ___ and _____,
     which makes up 95% of the financial income.
     A. companies and the profits of export                 B. companies and the profits of industry
     C. companies and the profits of the government’s investment
377. Negara Brunei Darussalam belongs to the hot rain forest climate zone, which is ____and ___ in all
     seasons without clear dry ones.
     A. hot and wet                B. warm and wet               C. wet and dry
378. In Negara Brunei Darussalam, the name of the currency is ___.
     A. American dollar            B. Peso                       C. Brunei dollar

379. The communications and transportation of Brunei mainly depend on ____, ___ and ____.

     A. highway, subway and aviation                 B. highway, water transport and aviation

     C. aviation, subway and water transport
380. The main ports in Negara Brunei Darussalam are Muara Deepwater Port, Bandar Seri Begawan Port,
     Kuala Belait and Istana Nurul Izzah Port, among which ____ is the most important one.
     A. Muara Deepwater Port       B. Istana Nurul Izzah Port C. Bandar Seri Begawan Port
381. In Negara Brunei Darussalam the education funds have been making up ___ of the government
     financial budget all along.
     A. 12%                       B. 13%                      C. 10%
382. The major economic challenge for Cambodia over the next decade will be fashioning an economic
     environment in which _____ can create enough jobs to handle Cambodia’s demographic imbalance.
     A. the private sector        B. the public sector        C. the economic sector

383. As far as livestock is concerned, _____ has been an essential part of Cambodian economic life.

     A. industry                   B. animal husbandry           C. tourism

384.____________ are the four with the lowest economic development levels in Southeast Asia.

     A. Singapore, China, Cambodia and Laos

     B. Philippines, India, Cambodia and Laos

     C. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and East Timor

385. In Cambodia the main products of the forest industry are ______________.

     A. timber and resins.         B. wood oil, fuel and charcoal C. A and B

386. In Cambodia , industrial activity continued to be concentrated in the processing of ______.

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    A. agricultural commodities    B. forest industry           C. garment industry

387._____ was Cambodia’s fastest growing industry , with arrivals up 34%in 2000.

    A. Tourism                     B. transportation            C. Banks

388. The export commodities mainly include ____________ in Cambodia.

    A. clothing, timber and footwear

    B. rubber, fish , tobacco and rice

    C. A and B

389. The import in Cambodia mainly include______.

    A. industrial products and oil products.

    B. agricultural products

    C. rubber products

390. Until the mid-1990s, Cambodia’s industry was dominated by _________.

    A. tourism                      B. rubber industry

    C. rice mills and 80-100 state-owned enterprises

391. The economy of Cambodia has seen rapid progress in ______.

    A. the last decade               B. the first decade        C. all above

392. ______ is varied but is not very extensive and is mostly conducted on the small-scale and informal
     basis in Cambodia

    A. Agricultural output           B. Manufacturing output     C. Forestry

393. ______ is Cambodia’s major crop, its principal food, in times of peace, its most important export
     commodity.

    A. Corn                          B. Rice                   C. Soybean

394. Cambodia lacked significant industrial development, with most of the labor force engaged in ______.

    A. tourism                       B. agriculture            C. fishing

395. In Cambodia, manufacturing plants aimed to produce enough consumer good sand household
    products to satisfy _____.

    A. local demand                  B. export demand          C. import demand

396. Cambodia also has ___________ owing to its coastline.



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    A. saltwater fishing              B. fisheries                  C. A and B

397. Cambodia’s preferred source of protein is ___________, caught mainly from the Tonle Sap.

    A. freshwater fish                B. saltwater fish             C. all above

398. Cambodia has another natural resource----- ____, which potentially constitute a second pillar

      of the economy.

      A. forests                      B. tertiary industry         C. industry

399. In Cambodia , forestry has been limited because of _________.

    A. transportation difficulties     B. damage from war           C. A and B

400. Recently the Cambodia’s service industry has developed rapidly, including ______________.

    A. banks, restaurants and hotel     B. transportation, travel agencies and trading

    C. A and B

401. Since the new government of Cambodia got in office in 1993, _______ ________ were carried out so
     that the import and export trading began rising.

    A. free market                       B. open policies           C. A and B

402. Although exports of cash crops have grown fast in recent years, developments in the ______ have a
      major impact on Cambodia’s export performance.

    A. tertiary industry         B. timber industry          C. garment industry

403. In Cambodia, the overall recent economic performance has been characterized by balanced
     contributions from ___________ .

   A. agriculture, manufacturing, construction            B. tourism and services        C. A and B

404. The Lao economy depends heavily on investment and trade with its neighbors, including _________.

   A. Thailand and Indian                                 B. Vietnam and Philippines

   C. Thailand, Vietnam, and, especially in the north, China.

405. In Laos,              still accounts for half of the GDP and provides 80% of employment.

    A. Subsistence agriculture           B. Industry                C. Banking

406. In Laos, _____ dominates agriculture, with about 80% of the arable land area used for its growing.

    A. Forest                            B. Fishing                 C. Rice



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407.______ is the fastest-growing industry in Laos.

    A. Tourism                    B. Industry                   C. Agriculture

408. Laos is rich in__________.

    A. mineral resources          B. imports petroleum and gas C. A and B

409. __________is an important industry in Laos, and the government hopes to attract foreign investment
     to develop the substantial deposits of coal, gold, bauxite, tin, copper and other valuable metals.

    A. Metallurgy                 B. Telecommunication          C. Transportation

410. In addition, the Laos’ plentiful________________ enable it to produce and export large quantities of
     hydroelectric energy.

    A. agriculture                B. water resources and mountainous terrain          C. industry

411. Since the 1990s, ________ has been developing rapidly in Laos, especially industry farm.

    A. animal husbandry           B. industry                   C. service

412. In recent years, Laos has signed cooperation agreement with over ____ foreign tourism companies
     and has opened _____ international tour ports.

    A. 55, 12                     B. 50, 11                     C. 60, 11

413. ________has achieved a sustainable development in Laos.

    A. transportation             B. Energy development         C. Tourist industry

414. There are _______ ports and harbors in Laos.

    A. none                       B. five                       C. a few

415. There are _______ railways in Laos .

    A. 1000 km                    B. 50000 km                   C. 0km

416. There are ________ international routes and ________ international airports in Laos.

    A. 7, 3                       B. 8, 3                       C. 7, 4

417. It is estimated that Laos owns over a 18,000 megawatts available potential ________, but only a
     small part of it has been developed .

    A. forest                     B. water power                C. mining

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418. Surrounded by energy hungry neighbors, ________ is deemed to be the “Kuwait” of Southeast Asia.

     A. Cambodian                  B. Thailand                    C. Laos

419. The first law on the promotion of foreign investment was enacted in _____ soon after Laos started
     the New Economic Mechanism.

     A. 1988                       B. 1989                        C. 1990

420. At present Chinese major investment fields in Laos are ___________.

     A. mining, hydropower and farming         B. telecommunication              C. Tourism

421. In Laos, the foreign investment is mainly distributed in the fields of _______ .

     A. hydropower, handicraft, hotel and tourism

     B. hotel and wood processing, agriculture and bank             C. A and B

422. Owing to the fact that Laos is located in the inland and that there is a small population with spacious
     land, the ________ is not well developed and _________ is mainly under private control.

     A. agriculture, tourism        B. commerce, commerce           C. services, mining

423. There are not many imported and exported goods, _______ dominating the main exporting activities.

     A. agricultural products      B. industrial products          C. natural resources

424. We Chinese have National Day on Oct. 1st every year, while the Burma celebrates their Independence
     Day on                 .
     A. July 4th                     B. Jan. 4th                 C. May 4th
425. Myanmar is a agriculture-oriented country. What is the ratio of the population engaged in
     agriculture?
     A. 60 %                         B. 50 %                     C. 80%
426. Language is an important symbol of culture in a country. The official language of Myanmar is
                   .
     A. English                      B. Finnish                  C. Burmese
427.           is the national tree of Myanmar.
     A. Teakwood                     B. Sponge tree              C. crab-apple
428. People of different nation hold different belief. The people of Burma show their pious respect
     for             .
     A. Christianity                 B. Mohammedanism            C. Buddhism
429. The national anthem may embody a nation's spirit. The people of Burma have                  as their
     national anthem.
     A. The International            B. The world will never die   C. God Save the Queen
430. How many population does Myanmar have?

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     A. 57 million                B. 50million                C. 67 million
431. Who is the president of the Union of Myanmar at present?




     A. Gen.Thura Shwe Mann B. Soe Win                              C. Thein Sein
432. What kind of climate do people in most part of Myanmar enjoy?
     A. Rainforest climate            B. Tropical marine climate C. Tropical monsoon climate
433.            and            are the two provinces in China that border on Myanmar.
     A. Guangdong; Tibet              B. Tibet; Yunnan              C. Guangxi; Yunnan
434. The land area of Myanmar covers                    .
     A. about 670 million square km                                 B. about 770 million square km
     C. about 870 million square km
435.              as a center of economy and culture of Myanmar is also a well-known city
     in Southeast Asia.
     A. Yangon                        B. Nay Pyi Taw                C. Bassein
436. Though agriculture has a dominate status in Myanmar, its industry also plays an important part in
     GDP.               is taken as the 2nd industrial city.
     A. Bassein                       B. Mandalay                   C. Yangon
437. What kind of economy dominates the overall economy of Myanmar?
     A. Private economy               B. State-owned economy        C. Comprehensive economy
438. From 2007 to 2006, the average GDP increase of Myanmar is                     .
     A. 12.8%                         B. 10.8%                      C. 11.8%
439. When did Myanmar develop diplomatic relationship with China in history?
     A. June 8,1978                   B. June 8,1950                C. June 8, 1949
440. The production of teakwood in Myanmar tops the                  in the world.
          rd                                 nd
     A. 3                             B. 2                          C. 1st
441. What kind of economic system guides the overall economy of Myanmar?
     A. planned economy               B. market-oriented economy C. Compound economy
442. Thailand has carried out a _______ plan of state economy and social development since 1961.
     A. revitalized                   B. five-year                  C. contraction
443.The commercial center is _______ in Thailand?
     A. Bangkok                       B. Chiang Mai                 C. Khon Kaen
444. Thailand is the world's No.1 exporter of _________ .
     A. coconut                       B. cotton                     C. rice
445. During the year _________, Thailand has the highest economic growing rate.
     A. 1997 - 2008                   B. 1985- 1996                 C. 1975 - 1986
446. At present the economy of Thailand is a newly __________ economy.
     A. commercialized                B. agricultural               C. industrialized


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447.The Thai Bath reached its lowest point of 56 to the US dollar in January _______ and the economy
     contracted by 10.8% that year.
     A. 1997                          B. 1987                      C. 2007
448.Thailand has the highest percent of ______ (27.25%) of any nations in Great Mekong Subregion.
     A. wet land                      B. desert                    C. arable land
449.Substantial industries such as electric appliance, components, computer parts, while ______ makes up
     about 6% of the Thai economy.
     A. light industry                B. tourism                   C. textile industry
450. Recently, Thailand experienced GDP growth by ______ in 2010 making it one of the fastest growing
      economies in Asia.
      A. 7.8%                         B. 50%                       C. 85%
451.Thailand's economy functions as an anchor economy for the neighboring developing economies of
      Laos, Burma, and _______.
     A. Indonesia                     B. Japan                     C. Cambodia
452.In 2011, Thai economy merely expanded by 0.1 percent, mainly due to _________ which
     significantly damaged the industrial production, consumption, investment, export and tourism sector.
     A. tsunami                       B. severe flood              C. earthquake
453.Thailand has one of the ________ unemployment rates in the world. Thailand enjoys one of the
     lowest poverty rates in Asia.
     A. middle                        B. highest                   C. lowest
454. In the nineteenth century, the foreign trade, particularly with _______, became the focus of the Thai
      government.
     A . China                        B. Brunei                    C. Myanmar
455.________ makes a larger contribution (about 6 percent of gross domestic product) to Thailand's
     economy than that of any other Asian nation.
     A . Agriculture                  B. Industry                  C. Tourism
456.Thailand's traditional major markets have been North America, Japan, and _______.
     A. Europe                        B. Russia                    C. Africa
457.Economic recovery among Thailand's regional trading partners has helped Thai ___________.
     A. export lower                  B. export growth             C. import growth
458. Among Thailand's principal imports, which of the following are included ________.
      A. fishery products, rubber, jewelry                         B. rice, textile and footwear
      C. crude oil and fuel, gas
459. Thailand started free trade negotiations with ______ in February 2004, and an in-principle agreement
      was agreed in September 2005.
      A. Japan                        B. China                     C. Vietnam
460. The Thai government has been successful in stimulating provincial economic growth in the Eastern
      Seaboard of Thailand, and the _____area.
      A. Pattaya                      B. Chiang Mai                C. Nong Khai
461. The Thai stock market began in July _____when a private group established an organized stock
      exchange as a limited partnership.
      A. 1992                         B. 1982                      C. 1962
462.         is not the nation’s leading industries of Singapore?
      A. architecture                 B. agriculture               C. manufacturing


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463. The Singaporean currency is called             ?

       A. SGD                          B. SMB                        C. SUD

464. In Singapore ,              is completely imported from other countries?

       A. tobacco                      B. rice                       C. oil

465.           is the chief foreign investor in Singapore?

       A. Japan                        B. France                     C. Malaysia

466.             is one of the major invested industries in Singapore?

       A. Chemistry industry           B. transportation             C. textile industry

467. The agriculture in Singapore mainly depends on the following except                ?

       A. fishing                      B. poultry                    C. dairy

468. In which year was the Economic Review Committee (ERC) set up?

       A. 2001                         B. 2002                       C. 2003

469. What is the main means of the railway transportation in Singapore?

       A. high speed railway           B. subway                     C. light railway

470. Which airport in Singapore has been chosen as the best air-port in the world for years?

       A. Changi Airport               B. Phuket Airport             C. Kuala Airport

471. How much percent of vegetables are self-produced in Singapore?

       A. 25%                          B.5%                          C.30%

472. What is primary industry based on in Malaysia?

       A. cash crop                    B. fuel                       C. machinery equipment

473.What is the largest economic field in Malaysia?

       A. primary industry            B. secondary industry          C. tertiary industry

474. How many airports are there in Malaysia?

       A. 33                           B.35                              C.37

475. How many harbors are there in Malaysia?

       A. 17                           B. 18                             C.19

476.             is one of the major trading partners of Malaysia?

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    A. China                      B. Europe                     C. Laos

477. Which one does not belong to the tertiary industry?

    A. Wholesale business         B. telecommunication          C. forestry

478. What were introduced for commercial purposes after the British started to take over administrators of
     Malaya?

    A. palm oil and tin           B. tin and rubber             C. rubber and palm oil

479. How many international airports are there in Malaysia?

    A. 2                          B. 3                          C. 5

480. In Indonesia, the production of _________ ranks the top in the world.
     A. pepper, cinchona, kapok and coffee                        B. pepper, vines, kapok and oil
     C. pepper, cinchona, kapok and vines
481. The production of _________ in Indonesia occupies the second in the world.
     A. natural rubber and coconut        B. palm oil and spice C. coffee and tea
482. _______, which is located at the east of Palau Sumatra, is a well-known fishery in the world.
     A. Malacca                           B. Bolkansiabia         C. Palau Java
483. The capital, Jakarta, is located at the Java Island, which is the biggest city in ______ with a
     population of 8,827,900.
     A. Asia                              B. Southeast Asia       C. Northeast Asia
484. Jakarta is nicknamed as “_______”, and it is the center of politics, economy and culture of the whole
     country.
     A. the city of coconut               B. the city of coffee   C. the city of oil
485. Indonesia has the _____ largest population in the world.
     A. fifth                             B. sixth                C. fourth
486. The Republic of Indonesia is the biggest economic entity in _______.
     A. UN                                B. OPEC                 C. ASEAN
487. _______ was the main form in the national economy of Indonesia.
     A. Industry                          B. Agriculture          C. Trade
488. In Indonesia, the status of_______ has been continually growing since the middle of 1960s.
     A. manufacturing industry            B. service industry     C. industry
489. Since the middle of 1980s, ________ has boosted rapidly in Indonesia.
     A. manufacturing industry            B. service industry     C. industry
490. Since the 1990s, ______ has developed quickly in Indonesia.
     A. manufacturing industry            B. service industry     C. industry
491. ______ is the key industry in Indonesia, and the exploitation of oil and natural gas are predominant.
     A. Mining                        B. manufacturing            C. service
492. As new rising branches of industry in Indonesia, ________ and automobile industries develop
     quickly.
     A. mining                        B. manufacturing            C. electronic
493. In Indonesia, the traditional industries are ________.
     A. textile, service, and timber B. automobile, foodstuff, and timber

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     C. textile, foodstuff, and timber
494. _____ is the main form in agriculture of Indonesia..
     A. Planting trees                B. Farming                  C. breeding
495. Indonesia is the main ______ growing country in the world.
     A. tropical cash crops           B. crops                    C. tropical crops
496. Since the US dollar devalued and Indonesian rupiah became valuable and steady, Indonesian rupiah
     revalued to 6.85% in the year round with an exchange rate of ______ rupiah to 1 US dollar at the end
     of 2003.
     A. 8,146                         B. 9,465                    C. 8,465
497. In Indonesia, the main fields that were invested by foreigners include ________.
     A. machinery and business         B. business and repairing C. electronic and repairing
498. In Indonesia, tourism is the ______ biggest business for earning foreign exchange.
     A. first                         B. second                   C. third
499. In 2002, the outcome of ocean fishing industry in Indonesia was ______ million tons.
     A. 5                             B. 6                        C. 7
500. The five points of Golden Star on the flag of Vietnam represent                .
     A. workers, farmers, soldiers, intellectuals, and the youth.
     B. workers, teachers, soldiers, doctors and youth.
     C. farmers, soldiers, teachers, intellectuals and youth.
501.Vietnam is located in
     A. in the southern part of the indo-China peninsula
     B. in the eastern part of the ASEAN
     C. in the eastern part of the Indo-China peninsula.
502.                     provinces of China are neighbors to Vietnam.
     A. Guangdong and Guangxi B. Yunnan and Guangxi               C. Yunnan
503. Vietnam has                   land border with Laos and Cambodia
     A. 4550 km (kilometers)          B. 4830km                   C. 4520km
504. Vietnam is larger than __________
     A. Italy or Germany              B. Germany or UK            C. Italy or UK
505. The area of Vietnam is ___________
     A. 595569 square meters          B. 329556 square meters     C. 330556 square meters
506. There are two bigger rivers across Vietnam, they are______
     A. the Red River and the Mekong River B. the Mekong River and the Hoi An River
     C. the Hoi An River and the Red River
507. Generally, Vietnam has _________ times to harvest rice in a year.
     A. one time                      B. two times                C. three times
508. In the world, Vietnam occupy ________ place for exporting rice
     A. the first                     B. the second               C. the third
509. The Bating Square is located in__________
     A. Ho Chi Minh City              B. Hue City                 C. Ha Noi City
510. The terrain of Vietnam is like__________
     A. I shape                       B. 3 shape                  C. S shape
511. In Vietnam, the UNESCO(联合国教科文组织) was recognized ________as a World Cultural
     Heritage in December 11, 1993.


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    A. the architectural ensemble of Hue                         B. the architectural ensemble of Ha Noi
    C. the architectural ensemble of Ho Chi Minh
512. ____________are called as “the Sea of Guilin” in Vietnam.
     A. Ha Tien                     B. Phu Quoc                  C. Ha Long Bay
513. The well known grain-producing areas are_______ in Vietnam.
     A. Mekong River plain and Northern Mountain area
     B. Mekong River plain and Red River Plain
     C. Mekong River plain and Western Mountain Area.
514. In northern part of Vietnam, there are_________ seasons.
     A. two                         B. three                     C. four
515. In southern part of Vietnam, there are________ seasons.
     A. two                         B. three                     C. four
516. In Vietnam, at ______ session of the UNESCO(联合国教科文组织) Ha Long Bay was recognized
     as a World Natural Heritage
     A. the 17th                    B. the 18th                  C. the 19th
517. In 2003, the GDP of Vietnam was ___________.
     A. USD40100 million            B. USD40800 million          C. USD40400 million.
518. The tertiary industries of Vietnam have been developing steadily. In 2003, its’ output value accounted
     for ______ of the GDP.
     A. 28%                         B. 38.23%                    C. 43.68%
519. In which of the following pictures are the Kinh people of Vietnam?




A.                                  B.                                   C.
520. How many ethnic groups in Vietnam are recognized by the Vietnamese government?
     A. 56                         B. 55                       C. 54
521. Vietnam is a multi-ethnic country and the Kinh people account for       of the population.
     A. 86%                        B. 87%                      C. 88%
522. Which language is widely used in Vietnam?
     A. English                    B. Vietnamese               C. Thai
523. The Vietnamese have worshiped a large number of gods, especially those related to      .
     A. nature                     B. agriculture              C. legends
524. Listen and tell what language it is. (音频)
     A. Vietnamese                 B. Thai                     C. Indonesian
525. The Vietnamese highly regard family value and           value.
     A. personal                   B. community                C. harmony


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526. What music is Vietnam's oldest musical form, and is traditionally more formal?
     A. Southern classical          B. Eastern classical          C. Northern classical
527. Which of the following festival is the most important one in Vietnam?
     A. The Tết New Year.           B. The Sinh Village Festival. C. Christmas.
528. Vietnam is a country with a long history, which began around _____ years ago.
     A. 2600                        B. 2700.                      C. 2800
529.____ are the second largest religious group in Thailand.
     A. Muslims                     B. Buddhism                   C. Christianism
530. A small Jewish community in Thailand dates back to the_____.
     A. 15th century                B. 16th century               C. 17th century
531. Since 2001, Muslim activists, generally described by the Thai government as_______
     A .separatists                 B. terrorist                  C. heresy
532. The greetings that Thais join the palms of their hands and bow their heads are not to be used for a
     ____.
     A. boy                         B. child                      C. girl
533.______is considered to be the highest and purest part of human body by the Thai people.
     A. Head                        B. feet                       C. nose
534. Public display of affection by _____is forbidden by the Thai custom.
     A. couples                     B. mother and daughter        C. father and son
535. Traditional Buddhist marriages demand that couple must at first bow before______.
     A. their mothers               B. their fathers              C. the idol of Buddha
536. Thai funerals usually last for_____.
     A .a month                     B. two weeks                  C. a week
537. What language is the man using in the song? (音乐视频)
     A . Thai (language)            B. Laotian language           C. Burmese
538. Listen to the song and tell which country it belongs to.(音频)
     A. Myanmar                     B. Malaysia                   C. Thailand
539. Which of the following movies is a Thai movie ?
     A. Yes or No                   B. The Age of Innocence       C. The Ghost and the Darkness
540. The official languages of the Philippine are ______.
     A. Spanish and Filipino        B. Spanish and English         C. Filipino and English
541. How much does the Filipinos of Chinese descent takes to the whole population?
     A. 1.5%                        B. 1.6%                        C. 1.8%
542. The Philippines and East Timor are the two countries in the Asia-Pacific region with _______
     majorities.




  A.                                       Roman Catholic




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     B.                                       Muslims




  C.                                        Buddhist
543. When the Spaniards arrived in the 16th century, how many people in the Philippines lived in
      independent settlements?
     A. 50,000                     B. 500,000         C. 5 million
544. Which is the Philippines national dance?




                            A. Ethnic dance                  B. Folk dance   C. Carinosa
545. What is the main food for most of the Philippine people?




A.                                B.                                    C.
546. What do people eat with in many areas in Philippines?




A.                              B.                                 C.

547. What kind of life does the upper-class society prefer in Philippines?


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     A. American life style        B. Spanish life style        C. Western life style
548. Which number is the tattoo in Philippines?




   A.                              B.                            C.

549. What does the Eagle of the United States on the national emblem of the Philippines symbolize?
    A. courage                      B. power                     C. colonization
550. For the religious reasons, Islamic communities do not have_______.
     A. pork or pork products as well as milk and strong alcohol.
    B. Beef and beef products as well as wine.                   C. Chicken and eggs
551. Philippine people are not interested in having_________.
     A. vegetable and meat
     B. ginger, viscera of animals and the whole fish            C. bread and milk
552. Greeting between Cambodians depends on ______________.
     A. the relationship, hierarchy or age between the people.
     B. the age, gender and education background
     C. the age, family background and education background.
553. ______is the predominant religion in Cambodia.
     A. Mahayana Buddhism           B. Tibetan Buddhism          C. Theravada Buddhism




554. Which one is NOT the "Dining Etiquette" in Cambodia?
     A. The oldest person is usually seated first.
     B. The youngest person should start eating before others.
     C. One has never to discuss business in such social settings.
555. The national aphorism of Cambodia is ______.
     A. "Peoples, Unity, Religions."               B. "Economy, Unity, Peoples"
     C. "Peoples, Religions, King".
556. The traditional greeting in Cambodia is _______.
    A. A bow combined with a bringing of the hands together at chest level.
    B. slight nod                                  C. A hand shake


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557. Customary Cambodian teachings include_______.
     A. waking up before sunrise and you have to tell your parents or elders where you are going;
     B. what time you are coming back home;
     C. sitting with your legs straight down and not crossed and always let other people talk more than
         you.
558. A visit to the ________built in 1975 is a living testimony of the diversity of Brunei's rich cultural
     history.
     A. Brunei Arts and Handicraft centre                       B. Brunei Museum
     C. Malay Technology Museum
559. ________is the official religion of Brunei.
     A. Christianity                B. Buddhism                 C. Islam
560. At present there are_______government schools and ______private schools throughout the country
     of Brunei.
     A. 147, 60                     B. 157, 70                  C. 160, 80
561. Brunei's culture is mainly derived from the ________.
     A. American World             B. Old Malay World           C. English world

562. In the Brunei’s national emblem, the upturned hands are the symbol of the Islamic.

    A. justice                    B. prosperity                 C. faith

563.What’s the date of the Fasting Month?
     A. Sep tember of the Muslim calendar.                    B. November of the Muslim calendar
     C. October of the Muslim calendar
564. What is the national language of Malaysia?
     A. English                    B. Bahasa Melayu           C. Chinese
565. About____of the population of Malaysia is ethnic Chinese, a group which historically has played an
     important role in trade and business.
     A .half                       B. one third               C. one fourth
566. Which country are these people from?




     A. Thailand                 B. Indonesia                 C. Malaysia
567. Whenever you meet an older person or a woman in Malaysia, greet with ______.
     A. a handshake              B. a kiss on the forehead    C. a slender bow.
568. The Malay women usually like to get dressed in ________.
A.                            B.                               C.




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569. __________is celebrated by the city dwellers in Malaysia. Various competitions and performances
     are organized on this day at the main parks of city.
     A. Federal Territory Day         B. Chinese New Year      C. Mega Sale Carnival
570. Shopping lovers love the___________________ in Malaysia.
     A. Dragon Boat Festival          B. Mega Sale Carnival    C. Christmas
571. Where is this handicraft from?




     A. Brunei                    B. Thailand                    C. Malaysia
572. The most celebrated holiday in Malaysia is                .    .
     A. Malaysia Day              B. Hari kebangsaan             C.the king’s birthday
573. Now, watch a video and tell which country’s music style the music is            . (视频)
     A. Bruneian                  B. Thai                        C. Malaysian
574. Which of the following pictures is the national flower of Malaysia?
     A.                             B                            C.




575. Which of the following islands is the most populous island in Indonesia?
     A. Java                       B. Bali                     C. Kalimantan
576. Which of the following religions is believed by the majority of Indonesians?
     A. Hinduism                   B. Buddhism                  C. Islam


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577. Which country is the first main export country of Indonesia?
     A. China                       B. Japan                    C. The United States
578. Which of the following countries is not the major imports suppliers?
     A. Japan                       B. China                    C. Britain
579. How many ethnic groups does Indonesia have?
     A. about 300                   B. about 400                C. about 200
580. What is the main staple food in Indonesia?
     A. wheat                       B. corn                      C. rice
581. What is not the most popular sports in Indonesia?
     A. football                    B. badminton                 C. basketball
582. Which island is called “ island of the Gods” in Indonesia?
     A. Bali                        B. Lombok                    C. Jakarta
583. Which of the following pictures is the national emblem of Indonesia?
     A                              B                            C




584. How many languages and dialects are there in Indonesia?

    A. 743                        B. 745                         C. 742

585. When can the oldest evidence of writing in Indonesia be dated to?

    A. 6th century                B. 7th century                 C. 5th century
586. Which is the “Roof of Indo-China”?
     A. Myanmar                   B. Cambodia                    C. Laos
587. Which picture is That Luang of Laos?




               A                          B                           C
588. The Emerald Buddha used to belong to_______.
     A. Thailand                       B. Myanmar                     C. Laos
589. The Emerald Buddha now is kept in________.
     A. Vientane                       B. Bankok                      C. Djakarta
590. What does the dark blue area of Laos’ national flag mean?




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       A. revolution                         B. prosperity             C. unity
591. Watch the video and tell which country are these performers from? (音乐视频)

       A. Thailand                           B. Laos                   C. Malaysia

592. Which of the following is a Lao ornament ?




 A.                                   B.                               C.
593. There are a diverse range of indigenous cultures in Myanmar, the majority culture is primarily
     ________and Bamar.
     A. Christian               B. Buddhist                    C. Islam
594. _______is Rice noodles in fish soup and considered by many to be the national dish of Myanmar.




      A.                              B.                               C

           Mokomandy                  Sweetwater Tavern                        Mohinga
595. __________is the Myanmar New Year.
       A. Bo tree watering festival        B. Thingyan festival    C. Tipitaka Festival
596. The Lethwei and ________martial arts are the national sport in Myanmar.




  A. Pongyi thaing                B. Chinlone                     C. Lethwei
597. Myanmar culture is the most evident in villages where local festivals are held throughout the year,
     the most important being the________.
       A. Thingyan festival       B. Tipitaka Festival            C. pagoda festival.
598. Which country are these people from?

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    A. Singapore               B. Thailand                    C. Myanmar
599. Which of the following is the emblem for Singapore Tourism Board (STB)?
     A.                          B.                            C.




600. __________ is the main language of Singapore and has been heavily promoted.
     A. Chinese                   B. English                  C. Malay
601. According to Statistics Singapore, around 51% of resident Singaporeans practice __________.
     A. Catholicism and Protestantism       B. Buddhism and Taoism C. Sikhism and Hinduism
602. What language is the second common language in Singapore?
     A. Mandarin                            B. English                 C. French
603. Which of the following is Singapore’s national flower?
     A.                                      B.                       C.




604. Dress codes in business tend to be_______ those in many Western countries or even other Asian
     countries such as Japan and Korea.
     A. more informal than         B. more formal than       C. as formal as
605. When they meet, women and men can shake hands, but to man, the more appropriate way is to
     _____.
     A. shake hands after women reach out their hands.
     B. shake hands before women reach out their hands.
     C. shake hands while nodding at women.

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606. Singaporeans prefer l_____ taste.
     A. spicy                      B. sour                      C. light and sweet
607. Brunei finally got full independence on____ ?
     A. January 1st, 1985          B. January 1st, 1984         C. January 1st, 1986
608. Brunei became a member of the ASEAN on___?
     A. January 7th, 1984          B. January 7th, 1985         C. January 7th, 1986
609. During 1940~1945, Cambodia was occupied by_____?
     A. America                    B. France                    C. Japan
610. Indonesia became a member of the United Nations on____?
     A. August 27,1950             B. August 28,1950            C. August 29,1950
             st
611. In the 1 century A.D, _____was introduced to Indonesia?
     A. Christianity               B. Buddhism                  C. Islamism
612.Who were the first Europeans to arrive in Indonesia?
     A. Dutch                      B. Portuguese                C. English
613. Cambodia achieved full independence in             .
                     th                            th,
     A. November 9 1953            B. November 9 1952           C. November 9th,1950
614.By the early 1900s, Malay became the colony of _____?
     A. Japan                      B. France                    C. Britain
615.Malaysia was established on ______?
     A. September 16, 1963         B. September 16, 1961        C.September 16, 1962
616. The monarch of Brunei was called _____ .
     A. King                       B. Sudan                     C. President
617. Singapore withdrew from the Federation of Malaysia in____.
     A. 1964                       B. 1965                      C. 1966
618. Laos abolished ____in December 1975.
     A. Monarchy                   B. Slavery                   C. Limited monarchy
619. In January, 1976, the country name of Cambodia was______
     A. Republic of Khmer          B. The Kingdom of Cambodia C. Democratic Cambodia
620. The Philippines was named after____ when it was occupied by Spanish colonialist in 1543
     and in 1565.
     A. King PhilipⅠ               B. King PhilipⅢ               C. King PhilipⅡ
621. The Philippines became an autonomous government in _____.
     A. 1935                       B. 1945                       C. 1955
622.____ joined the ASEAN in July 1997.
     A. Thailand                   B. Singapore                  C. Laos
623. In 1888, Brunei was reduced to the protectorate of ______.
     A. France                     B. Britain                    C. Italy
624. On December 25, 1978, _____sent its armies to Cambodia, supporting the Phnom Penh
      regime led by Heng Samrin.
     A. Vietnam                    B. Thailand                   C. Malaysia
625. Brunei was called ____in ancient China.
     A. Torneo                     B. Dorner                     C. Borneo
626._____invaded Indonesia in 1596.
     A. Britain                    B. France                     C. Netherland


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627._______became a member of ASEAN on April 30,1999.
     A. Malaysia                   B. Myanmar                     C. Cambodia
628. Cambodia was established in_________.
     A. 2nd century AD             B. 1st century AD              C. 3rd century AD
629. Brunei has established_____ relationship with 153 countries.
     A. military                   B. economic                    C. diplomatic
630. The famous_____ civilization was created in Cambodia.
     A. Maya                       B. Angkor                      C. Babylon
631. On July 27,2003, Cambodia held the _____national congress election, in which the People's
     Party won the most chamber seats.
     A. third                      B. second                      C. Fourth
632. In order to rob _____, Portuguese invaded Maluku Islands in the east of Indonesia in 1511.
     A. oil                        B. coal                        C. spice
633. During the years from 1811 to 1816,_____ took the place of Netherlands and established a
      colonial government.
     A. France                     B. England                     C. Germany
634. The Republic of Indonesia was founded on_____
     A. June 17, 1945              B. July 17,1945                C. August 17,1945
635. From 1950 to 1959, Indonesia carried out the ________.
     A. Parliamentarism            B. Monarchy                    C. Presidential system
636. The first feudal and unified state of multi-ethnic groups in Laos' history was formed in___.
     A. 1352                       B.1353                         C.1354
637. France once invaded Laos for____times.
     A. two                        B. three                       C. four
638. Shortly after France withdrew from Laos in July 1954, _____invaded Laos.
     A. United States              B. England                     C. Spain
639. In 1907, Lao border was clarified by a treaty between France and _____.
     A. Britain                    B. America                     C. Siam
640. In 1565, Spain attacked and occupied the Philippines and kept control over it for more
     than _____ years.
     A. two hundred                B. three hundred               C. four hundred
641. On September 2, 1996, the war that had lasted____years in the south of Philippines ended.
     A. twenty-two                 B. twenty-three                C. twenty-four
642. Traditionally, Sarawak and Sabah belonged to _____.
     A. Malay                      B. Brunei                      C. Myanmar
643. In September 1940, Laos was occupied by____.
     A. France                     B. Japan                       C. Holland
644.The China-ASEAN Frame work Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation was
     signed on_____
     A. November 4, 2002           B. November 4, 2003            C. November 4, 2004
645.On August 31, 1957,_____ was granted independence from the United Kingdom
     A. Malaysia                   B. Myanmar                     C. Singapore
646. After the conquest of Aceh in 1903,_____ thoroughly occupied Indonesia.
     A. England                    B. Netherland                  C. France


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647. Before French's control of Laos, Laos had been controlled by ____.
     A. Siam                      B. British                    C. American
648. How long did the Brunei get full independent?
     A. 26 years                  B. 27 years                   C. 28 years
649. From September 24, 1993 to October 7, 2004,            reigned as King of Cambodia.
     A. Norodom Sihamoni           B. Sisowath Monivong         C. Norodom Sihanouk
650. When can the oldest evidence of writing in Indonesia be dated to?
    A. 6th century                 B. 7th century                   C. 5th century
651. According to the 1987 Philippine Constitution, _______ are the official languages.

    A. Filipino and English         B. Spanish and Filipino         C. Arabic and Spanish
652. In              , Association of Southeast Asia(ASA) was set up.
     A. 1960                        B. 1961                    C.1962
653. Association of Southeast Asia(ASA) came into being in                      .
    A. Bangkok                      B. Vientiane                    C. Manila
654. Association of Southeast Asia(ASA) broke up in 1963 until ________.
    A. 1966                         B.1967                          C. 1968
655. On August 8 , 1967, the                        was published, and the Association of Southeast
    Asian Nations(ASEAN) was set up.
    A. Manila Declaration          B. Vientiane Declaration         C. Bangkok Declaration
656. In 1976, the first head meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) was
    held in                    .
    A. Bali                        B. Vientiane                     C. Manila
657. In              , Brunei joined ASEAN, until then, ASEAN had six members, and they are called
    the old members of ASEAN.
    A. 1982                        B. 1983                          C. 1984
658. On July 28, 1995,                   joined ASEAN.
    A. Laos                         B. Myanmar                      C. Vietnam
659. On July 23, 1997,                      joined ASEAN.
    A. Myanmar                      B. Vietnam                      C. Cambodia
660. On April 30, 1999,                     joined ASEAN, and till then, ASEAN had ten members.
    A. Cambodia                     B. Vietnam                      C. Myanmar
661. August 8, 2007 was the                    anniversary, and this day was call ASEAN Day.
    A. 39th                         B. 40th                         C. 41st
662. On November 20, 2007, ASEAN Charter was signed by the heads of ASEAN in______.
    A. Singapore                    B. Bali                         C. Bangkok
663. Till now, ASEAN totally holds                     meetings.
    A. 17                           B. 18                           C. 19
664. ASEAN has ten members, and                         is the last country which entered this organization.
    A. Singapore                    B. Cambodia                     C. Myanmar
665. Of all the members of ASEAN,                      is the only one which is never the colony of
    European powers.


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       A. Thailand                    B. Malaysia                      C. Singapore
666. Of all ASEAN members,                       is the last one to build diplomatic relationship with China.
       A. Brunei                      B. Vietnam                      C. Myanmar
667. Apart from the European powers,                      occupied the Southeast Asia for a time after the
       Pearl Harbor Incident.
       A. Britain                     B. America                       C. Japan
668. The aim of establishing ASEAN is put forward in especially                        heads meeting.
                                                                              th
       A. 7th                         B. 8th                           C. 9
669. Vietnam became an independent country in                          century.
       A. 9th                         B. 10th                          C. 11th
670. Myanmar became an independent feudal country in                      century.
       A. 9th                         B. 10th                          C. 11th
671. In 1886, the                 gained complete control of Myanmar, annexing it to India.
       A. British                     B. Spain                         C. Portugal
672. Myanmar became independent from United Kingdom on January 4,                            , as the “Union of
       Burma”.
       A. 1947                       B. 1948                           C. 1949
673. On June 8,                  , Myanmar and China set up the Sino-Myanmar relationship.
       A. 1949                       B. 1950                           C. 1951
674. The first record of settlement in Singapore is from the                       century AD.
       A. 1st                         B. 2nd                           C. 3rd
675. From the 16th century to the 17th century, Singapore Island’s population consisted mainly
       of               .
       A. fishmen                     B. Portuguese                    C. Hollanders
676. The founding of Singapore by                      in 1819 catapulted the island out from its fishing village
       status.




       A. Fernando de Magallanes        B. Sir Stamford Raffles                C. Cristoforo Colombo
677. Singapore was surrendered to the Japanese on February 15,                       , and was renamed
       Syonan-to(Light of the South).
       A. 1940                        B.1941                               C. 1942
678. In 1959,                   was elected with Lee Kuan Yew as Prime Minister of Singapore, a position
       he would continue to hold for the next 31 years.
       A. The People’s Action Party B. The Worker’s Party                 C. Singapore Democratic Party
679.                 is celebrated as National Day of Singapore.
       A. July 9                      B. August 9                         C. October 9
680. October 3,         , China and Singapore set up the Sino- Singapore relationship.
       A.1970                         B.1980                              C. 1990


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681. Thailand was once called                 , and it gained its current name in 1949.
       A. Siam                     B. Bangkok                             C. Sai Yok
682. The first Thai or Siamese state is traditionally considered to be the Buddhist Kingdom of Sukhothai,
       which was founded in               .
       A. 1138                      B. 1238                              C. 1338
683. In Thailand history, the Kingdom of Ayutthaya was established in the                  century.
       A. mid-12th                  B. mid-13th                           C. mid-14th
684. In Thailand history, the Thonburi Period lasted only                years.
       A. 14                       B.15                                   C.16
685. The current Rattanakosin era of Thai history began in                  , following the establishment of
       Bangkok as capital of the Chakri Dynasty under the King Rama I the Great.
       A. 1780                     B.1781                                 C.1782
686. The bloodless revolution which resulted in a new constitutional monarchy in Thailand took place
       in             .
       A. 1930                     B.1931                                  C.1932
687. During the World War II,                  invaded Thailand and engaged the Thai army for six to eight
       hours before Phibunsongkhram ordered an armistice.
       A. Japan                    B. America                              C. France
688. On July 1,             , China and Thailand set up the Sino-Thailand relationship.
       A. 1955                     B. 1965                                 C. 1975
689.                  assumed control over the whole Vietnam in 1884.
       A. Japan                    B. France                               C. America
690. On September 2, 1945,                    declared Vietnam independent under the new name of the
       Democratic Republic of Vietnam(DRV).
       A. Le Dung(黎笋)             B. Nong Duc Manh(农德孟)                    C. Ho Chi Minh(胡志明)
691. In              , Vietnam was officially unified and renamed Socialist Republic of Vietnam, with its
       capital in Ha Noi.
       A. 1976                      B. 1977                           C. 1988
692. In            , China and Vietnam set up the Sino-Vietnam relationship.
     A. 1950                       B. 1960                           C. 1970
693. In               , Zhenghe started to steer his ship to visit the countries in Southeast Asia.
     A. 1404                       B. 1405                           C. 1406
694. In               , China-ASEAN Free Trade Area(CAFTA) was set up.
     A. 2010                       B. 2011                           C. 2012
695. In Southeast Asia,                   was the first country setting up diplomatic relations with China.
     A. Singapore                   B. the Philippines                    C. Vietnam
696. In the summer of                  , the financial crisis in the Southeast broke out.
     A. 1996                       B. 1997                           C. 1998
697. Which is the most populous country in Southeast Asia?
     A. The Philippines            B. Indonesia                      C. Thailand
698. Bandung is an important historical city of _________ .
     A. Indonesia                  B. Malaysia                       C. the Philippines
699. Which is the country with the smallest area in Southeast Asia ?

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     A. Vietnam                     B. Laos                    C. Brunei
700. Which is the largest petroleum producing country in Southeast Asia and the largest natural gas export
     country?
     A. Myanmar                     B. Indonesia               C. Thailand
701. Which is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia?
     A. Myanmar                     B. Thailand                C. Indonesia
702. Singapore is the largest _________ in the world.
     A. Islamic city                B. sovereign city-state    C. Parliament country
703. The position of the north of __________is the highest in Southeast Asia, known as “the Roof of
     Indo-china”.
     A. Laos                        B. the Philippines         C. Malaysia
704. _______ is one of the two parliamentary republic countries in Southeast Asia.
     A. Malaysia                    B. Thailand                  C. Cambodia
705. The Republic of Indonesia is located between the Indochina Peninsula and _______.
     A. Malay Peninsula            B. the Australian continent C. Taiwan Island
706. Which is Not the coastal ocean of ASEAN countries?
     A. the Indian Ocean            B. the Pacific Ocean        C. the Atlantic Ocean
707. Which is the longest river of ASEAN countries ?
     A. The Mae Nam River           B. The Mekong River         C. The Red River
708. _______ is the only country without coastline in Southeast Asia.
     A. Laos                        B. Cambodia                 C. Brunei
709. Most people of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and ______of Southeast Asia believe in Buddhism.
     A. Vietnam                     B. Myanmar                  C. The Philippines
710. Nay Pyi Taw is the capital of Myanmar and it means "____" .
     A. Royal City                  B. Peaceful Place           C. Golden City
711. The biggest prairie in Southeast Asia lies in _____________.
     A. the Malay Peninsula         B. the Luzon Plain          C. the Mae Nam Plain
712. Singapore has a ______ climate with no distinctive seasons.
     A. tropical rainforest         B. subtropical              C. temperate marine
713. What country’s national flag is this ?




     A. The Lao People’s Democratic Republic
     B. The Federation of Malaysia
     C. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam
714.          is the capital and largest city of Cambodia, located at the confluence of the Mekong and the
   Tonle Sap rivers.
     A. Bangkok                     B. Mumbai                     C. Phnom Penh
715.            is Cambodia’s major crop and the most important export commodity.


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     A. Rice                         B. Corn                    C. Sugarcane
716. Plains can be found only in__________ in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
     A. the Mekong Valley            B. the Red River Delta     C. the Irrawaddy River Basin
717. Malaysia is very rich in Tin, ranking _________ in the world.
     A. the first                    B. the second              C. the third
718. Which is the country known as “the Country of Rice” ?
     A. Myanmar                      B. Malaysia                C. Indonesia
719. In which of ASEAN countries, there is no railway ?
     A. Malaysia                     B. Cambodia                C. Laos
720. The Mekong River does not flow through __________ .
     A. Laos and Thailand            B. Singapore and Malaysia C. Myanmar and Cambodia
721.           is the capital and largest city of Thailand.
     A. Bangkok                      B. Phnom Penh              C. Mumbai
722. The official name of Cambodia is _________ of Cambodia
     A. the Union                    B. the Federation          C. the Kingdom
723. There is a _____ in the middle of the flag of Laos.
     A. yellow star                  B. maple leaf              C. full moon
724. Laos is a (an) _________country.
     A. agricultural                 B. fishery                 C. commercial
725. Laos is a mountainous and landlocked country with about _______mountainous
     areas and highlands.
     A.70%                           B. 80%                     C. 90%
726. _____ is a deep-water bay in Vietnam, situated on the southeastern coast of Vietnam .
     A. Bandon Bay                   B. Ha Hong Bay             C. Cam Ranh Bay
727. The population of Chinese descents takes up _______ in Singapore.
     A. less than 40%                B. 50%                     C. more than 70%
728. What is the national religion of Brunei?
     A. Islam                        B. Buddhism                C. Christianity
729. Which one is Indonesia's neighboring country to the north?
     A. Papua New Guinea             B. Malaysia                C. the Philippines
730. What is the population of Indonesia ?
     A. More than 200 million      B. About 100 million          C. About 500 thousand
731. The Philippines is among the top ten producers of _____ in the world.
     A. tin                         B. coal                       C. gold
732. Gulf of Tonkin is located between Leizhou Peninsula China and the northeast of _______.
     A. Vietnam                     B. the Philippines            C. Malaysia
733. The Philippines is the biggest ________ producer in Southeast Asia.
     A. copper                      B. Aluminum                   C. silver
734. The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras in the Philippines is a (an) _______ Heritage Site?
     A. ASEAN                       B. UNESCO World               C. AFTA
735. How many islands are there in Singapore?
     A. 63                          B. 43                         C. 23
736. What’re the local natural resources in Singapore?
     A. oil and fishing             B. natural gas and coal

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     C. fishing and deepwater products
737. Which of the following country is Not one of the 10 member nations of ASEAN?
     A. Cambodia                   B. Pakistan                C. Brunei
738. This is the national emblem of ____________?




     A. Laos                       B. Singapore                C. Malaysia
739. The flag of the Kingdom of Thailand consists of five horizontal stripes in three colors. The three
     colors are             .
     A. red, white, green          B. red, white, blue         C. red, yellow, blue
740. __________ is the most important crop that is grown in Thailand.
     A. rice                       B. tobacco                  C. cotton
741. In Thailand, 94.7% of the total population is __________.
     A. Buddhists                  B. Muslims                  C. Christians
742. The local climate of Thailand is __________ and characterized by monsoons.
     A. subtropical;               B. tropical                 C. temperate
743. The national flag of Singapore is _________ .




    A                            B.                           C.
744. What language is the second common language in Singapore?
     A. English                     B. Mandarin                  C. Malay
745. How many countries are included in AFTA --------?
     A. 4                           B. 8                         C. 10
746. Which country is Indonesia's neighbor to the east?
     A. Papua New Guinea            B. Malaysia                  C. India
747. The main transportation in Laos is ____________.
     A. railways                    B. posts and harbors         C. Highways
748. Wat Phra Kaew is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple (wat) in Thailand, located in the
     historic center of ________.
     A. Chiang Mai                  B. Bangkok                   C. Pattaya
749. Gulf of Thailand is located to the southwest of Thailand, __________ .
     A. Cambodia and Vietnam B. Myanmar and Malaysia C. Thailand and Myanma
750. Myanmar is known as the land of ___________.
     A. subtropical forest          B. volcanic islands          C. Buddhist pagodas
751. Brunei lies in the north of _______ Island.
     A. Kalimantan                  B. Java                      C. Mindanao
752. Which of the following is NOT included in the island groups of the Philippines?
     A. Mindanao                    B. Luzon                     C. Guam


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753. Indonesia has extensive natural resources, including _______, natural gas, tin, copper, and gold.
     A. porcelain clay              B. rare earth metal           C. crude oil
754. Which country is Myanmar 's neighbor to the northeast?
     A. China                       B. India                      C. Nepal
755. The production of coconut and _______ in Indonesia ranks the second in the world.
     A. coffee                      B. natural rubber             C. banana
756. ________ constitutes 7107 islands in Southeast Asia.
     A. Indonesia                   B. the Philippines            C. Malaysia
757. The three southern neighboring countries of China are_________.
     A. Myanmar, Cambodia and Brunei                              B. Thailand, Laos and Vietnam
     C. Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos
758________ the fourth largest island and the most populated one of Indonesia.
     A. Java                        B. Kalimantan                 C. Luzon
759.Which is the province of China that borders Laos ?
     A. Guangdong                   B. Guangxi                    C. Yunnan
760. The Mae Nam River flows through almost the whole country of ______
     A. Thailand                    B. Myanmar                    C. Malaysia
761. The Red River of Vietnam is originated in _______ China.
     A. Yunnan                      B. Guangxi                    C. Qinghai
762. Besides Indonesia, _______ is also a country of volcano.
     A. Myanmar                     B. Laos                       C. the Philippines
763. The Tonle Sap in _________ is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.
     A. Cambodia                    B. Thailand                   C. the Philippines
764. The largest city of Myanmar is ________ , which is not the capital of the country.
     A. Began                       B. Yangon                     C. Mandalay
           th
765. The 4 ASEAN Summit held in Singapore in 1992 made a decision to establish AFTA,
     which was proposed by _________ in 1991.
     A. China                       B. Thailand                   C. Singapore
766. The first China-ASEAN Expo was held on Nov. 3---6, 2004, in _______.
     A. Shanghai                    B. Nanning                    C. Kunming
767. In Thailand, 94.7% of the total population is Buddhists and ______ are the second largest religious
     group.
     A. Muslims                     B. Christians                 C. Hindi people
768. The term “ ASEAN + 3” refers to the cooperation between ASEAN and three Asian countries
     including China, R O Korea and _________ .
     A. India                       B. Japan                      C. Pakistan
769. Ho Chi Minh City is located at one of the mouths of _______ .
     A. the Mae Nam River           B. The Red River              C. The Mekong River
770. Ha Noi, the capital city of Vietnam is located on the bank of _______
.    A. The Red River               B. The Da River               C. The Lo River
771. Which of the following is a wrong statement ?
     A. The Mekong River flows through Cambodia.
     B. The Red River flows through Vietnam.
     C. The Mae Nam River flows through Singapore.


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772. Which of the following statements is Not true?
     A. Singapore has rich mineral resources.
     B. There is a large water resource in Laos.
     C. Thailand is very rich with products of rice, corn and rubber.
773. Which of the following pairs is a wrong expression?
     A. Myanmar---- the Central Big Plain
     B. Indonesia ---- The Mayon Vocano
     C. Vietnam ---- The Mekong Delta
774. Which one of the following pairs is Not true?
     A. 2002---- Wen Jiabao--- the establishment of China- ASEAN Free Trade Area
     B. 2003---Wuyi Mountain , China ---- ASEAN- China Senior Officials’ Meeting
     C. 2004--- China, Japan, R.O.Korea---- the 7th ASEAN +3 Finance Ministers Meeting
775. Brunei is very rich in petroleum and _______.
     A. rubber                      B. iron                       C. natural gas
776. Brunei borders the Brunei Bay and _______ to the north.
     A. Strait of Malacca           B. South China Sea            C. Indian Ocean
777. Most Indonesians are descendants from Austronesia-speaking people who originated from _______.
     A. Taiwan of China             B. Fujian of China            C. Northern Australia
778. Indonesia is the world’s most populated ________ nation.
     A. Buddhist                    B. Hindus                     C. Islamic
779. The official national language of Indonesia is _________ .
     A. Dutch                       B. Indonesian                 C. Chinese
780. Manila, the national capital of the Philippines, is _______ city of the country.
     A. the largest                 B. the second largest         C. the third largest
781. Three countries are located in Kalimantan Island. They are Indonesia, Brunei and _____.
     A. Papua New Guinea            B. the Philippines            C. Malaysia
782. Cambodia’s climate is governed by the monsoon _____ , with _____ major seasons.
     A. dry temperature / four      B. rainforest / three         C. winds/ two
783. According to the statistics from Nanning Customs, by the end of June, 2012, ASEAN keeps being
     _______trade partner and export market of Guangxi China for 12 consecutive years.
     A. the largest                 B. the second largest         C. the third largest
784. The 3rd Meeting of the ASEAN-China Heads of Intellectual Property Offices was held on 9-13 July
     2012 in_______, with focus on seeking closer cooperation on Intellectual Property.
     A. Thailand                    B. Singapore                  C. China
785. The Secretary-General of ASEAN is appointed by the ASEAN Summit for a non-renewable term of
     office of five years. The current Secretary-General from 2008 to 2012 is Dr Surin Pitsuwan
     from________ .
    A. Indonesia                    B. Myanmar                    C. Thailand
786. Since January 1st, 2010, China-ASEAN Free Trade Area was established officially. _______and
    market-opening to each other is an important measure taken by China and ASEAN.
    A. ‘Zero-tariff’                B. Free-visa                  C. Non-restriction
787. 2012 China-ASEAN New Year Party was held in _______ in January. _____ ASEAN Ambassadors
     to China and _____ representatives for ambassadors attended the Party.



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  A. Naning/ 5 /5                   B. Beijing / 6/ 4            C. Guangzhou/ 3/ 7
788. The capital of Brunei is _________ with a population of about _____thousand.
     A. Bandar Seri Begawan/60           B. Surabaya/ 100        C. Semarang/600
789. In Brunei, the government not only provides free education but also gives a ___________to
     those who study abroad.
     A. prize                            B. subsidy              C. certificate
790. The education system in Brunei is like ____________.
    A. that of Britain .                 B. that of China .       C. that of America
791. Formal education first appeared in Brunei in the form of a Malay vernacular school built in
     Brunei Town (now known as Bandar Seri Begawan) in the year ________.
     A. 1912                             B. 1887                 C. 1945
792. In Brunei, nearly _________times more women than men receive degrees from university.
     A. 4                                B.6                     C. 2
793. In Brunei, the bilingual policy, started in 1984, encourages each child to learn both Malay and
     _____________
     A. English                          B. Chinese              C. French
794. From the early twentieth century until 1975, the system of mass education in Cambodia operated on
     the ___________ model.
     A. English                          B. German               C. French
795. Indonesia's institutions of higher education have experienced dramatic growth since independence. In
     1950 there were __________ institutions of higher learning, with a total of 6,500 students
      A. 5                               B. 15                   C. 10
796. Education in ___________ is compulsory under Government Regulations for children aged seven to
      fifteen
      A. Cambodia                        B. Indonesia            C. Laos
797. In _____________, primary education, normally starting at age seven, is a four-year foundation stage
     and a two-year orientation stage .
     A. Myanmar                          B. Laos                 C. Singapore
798. Singapore has ___________ universities.
     A. 5                                B. 8                    C. 11
799. Meritocracy is a fundamental ideology in __________and a fundamental principle in the education
     system which aims to identify and groom bright young students for positions of leadership
     A. Indonesia                        B. Cambodia             C. Singapore
800. Education spending in Singapore usually makes up about _________per cent of the annual national
     budget.


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    A. 5                               B. 10                    C. 20

801. Education spending in Cambodia in recent years makes up about _________per cent of the annual
     national budget.

    A. 2.1                             B. 4.1                   C. 6.1

802. In ____________, Compulsory Education Act codified compulsory education for children of primary
     school age (excepting those with disabilities), and made it a criminal offence for parents to fail to
     enroll their children in school and ensure their regular attendance

    A. China                           B. Singapore             C. Brunei

803. In Singapore, many schools now are striving to provide students with a ___________ education.

    A. holistic                        B. compulsory            C. health

804. Most kindergartens in Singapore operate two sessions a day with each session ranging from 21/2 to
     _________hours, five days a week. .

    A. 4                               B. 5                     C. 6

805. National University of Singapore is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious universities
     in Asia. In 2011, NUS was ranked ___________ in the world and 3rd in Asia by the QS World
     University Rankings

    A. 28th                            B. 40th                  C. 55th

806. What is the mission of National University of Singapore?

    A. To transform the way people think and do things through education, research and service

    B. Nurturing creative and entrepreneurial leaders through a broad education in diverse disciplines

    C. To create and disseminate knowledge.

807. The Ministry of Education's vision of "Thinking Schools, Learning Nation" was first announced by
     Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong in ___________.
     A. 1997                      B. 2001                     C. 2005
808. Singapore's primary school curriculum has been used as a model internationally, especially its
     teaching methods in__________.
     A. mathematics               B. English                  C. Chinese
809. Since its founding in_________, NUS has since evolved into a comprehensive university offering
     courses in major disciplines such as the Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Law, Arts & Social
     Sciences and Medicine.
     A. 1905                      B. 1910                     C. 1921
810. Education in _________ is overseen by two government ministries.
     A. Malaysia                  B. Singapore                C. Vietnam
811. With a strength of more than ________ academic staff, of which more than 200 are foreign graduate
     faculty members, UTM continuously strives to develop and enhance quality academic and


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     professional programmes of international standard and global recognition.
     A. 2,000                        B. 2500                      C. 3000
812. According to the Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey 2006 of Vietnam’s General Statistics Office,
       __________of six to 11-year-old children enrolled in primary school.
     A. 96 %                         B.88%                        C. 80%
813. Since the late 1990s, as committed to UNESCO’s Education for All (EFA), __________has achieved
     remarkable progress in improving access to basic education with a net primary enrollment rate of
     95% for the year 2000 and 97.5% for 200512
     A. Brunei                       B. Vietnam                   C. Cambodia
814. Children in Vietnam go to school _______days a week.
     A.4                             B.5                          C.6
815. In ____________, the standard dress for children in kindergarten is a red skirt and white blouse for
     girls, and red short trousers and a white shirt for boys
     A. Vietnam                      B. Malaysia                  C. Thailand
816. In December 2008 Education Minister Jurin Laksanawisit announced the intention to provide Thai
     children with free textbooks and learning materials throughout the ___________years of
     government-sponsored free education and implemented this policy in May at the start of the 2009
     academic year.
     A. 6                            B. 9                         C. 15
817. In Thailand, public schools usually sing the National Anthem at__________, which indicates the
     start of the school day
     A. 08:30                        B. 08:00                     C. 07:30
818. The Philippines has one of the highest literacy rates in Asia and in the world. As of 2006, its literacy
     rate is around ___________.
     A. 93%                          B. 86%                       C. 80%
819. Philippine education is patterned after the _____________system.
     A. British                      B. American                  C. French
820. In ____________, most of schools are connected to the Internet and the World Wide Web.
     A. Cambodia                     B. Laos                      C. Brunei
821. Where is everything covered by the government including tuition, textbooks, supplies, food,
     transportation and even accommodation for students who come from rural areas?
     A. In Brunei                    B. In Vietnam                C. In Cambodia
822. _______________has one of the best healthcare systems in the world.
     A. Malaysia                     B. Brunei                    C. Thailand
823. There is only one Medical school in__________, so most of medical students must attend university
     overseas.
     A. Singapore                    B. Thailand                  C. the Philippines
824. Opened in___________, the University of Brunei Darussalam has a faculty of over 300 instructors
     and is located on a sprawling campus at Tungku, overlooking the South China Sea
     A. 1907                       B. 1957                        C. 1985

825. Education is provided free up to university level and beyond for _________ citizens.
     A. Brunei                    B. Singaporean                C. Malaysian
826. Presently the schools of Brunei provide education in English, Malay or ______________.


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     A. Chinese                      B. French                     C. Spanish
827. Cambodia's formal education system is said to go back to the_________ century.
     A. 5th                          B. 8th                        C. 13th
828. A normal teaching load at Secondary level in Brunei is typically about 12-16 contact hours a week or
     ___________teaching periods.
     A. 14 to16                      B. 18 to 20                   C. 24 to 32
829. Teachers’ Day is becoming a favorite activity for educators in the country, celebrated every 16th of
     __________, and this promises to be another wonderful nationwide event for Thailanders.
     A. January                      B. March                      C. May
830. What is the date for Teachers' Day in Indonesia?
     A. October 1st                  B. November 25th              C. October 7th
831. In order to provide students with more individualized attention to ground them strongly in literacy
     and numeracy, all Primary One classes in Singapore have been reduced from 40 students per class to
     __________students per class from 2005 onwards.
     A. 30                           B. 20                         C. 10
832. The policy of bilingualism in Singapore was implemented in__________, before the word
     ‘globalisation’ became commonplace.
     A. 1966                         B. 1976                       C. 1986
833. Singaporeans have a education system that produces high averages and they topped international
     rankings in Maths and Science. This is a considerable achievement, considering that in___________,
     only about 58% of our Primary 1 students completed secondary school.
     A. 1970                         B. 1980                       C. 1990
834. The education in Myanmar has long been regarded as important and significant. Traditionally,
     ___________were taught at monastery schools, where they would learn Burmese and basic
     arithmetic skills
     A. boys                         B. girls                      C. boys and girls
835. On__________ , Vietnam will see celebration throughout many of its kindergartens, schools,
     colleges and universities for it is the day which has been dedicated to the nation’s educators.
     A. November 20th                B. October 20th               C. September 20th
836. With the country's literacy rate at _______percent, the Philippine manpower provides a large pool of
     English-speaking, well educated, and highly trainable workforce with recognized management,
     computer, and design skills.
     A.88                            B. 90                         C. 95
837. Philippine Women's University is now completing its ninth decade of institutional life and is moving
     toward its centenary in 2020. It has coped with many vicissitudes, including being burned and razed
     to the ground during the battle for the liberation of Manila in___________.
     A. 1932                         B. 1938                       C. 1945
838. The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, founded in__________, is the oldest University
     in Philippine.
     A. 1611                         B. 1732                       C.1861
839. Education in Thailand is free and compulsory for all Thai citizens __________________.
     A. between the age of seven and sixteen                       B. between the age of six and fifteen.
     C. between the age of six and twelve
840. Mahidol University is one of Asia's top schools when it comes to ___________.


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     A. Chemistry                    B. Medicine                     C. Accounting and Finance
841. On September 28,__________ , the ceremony of the establishment of the first Confucius Institute in
     Indonesia was held in Chinese embassy to Indonesia.
     A. 2007                         B. 2008                         C. 2009
842. Inaugurated in August__________,Confucius Institute, Nanyang Technological University is jointly
     established by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the Nanyang
     Technological University.
     A. 2003                         B. 2005                         C. 2007
843. Higher education came to Laos in____________, when Sisavangvong University was established in
     Vientiane.
     A. 1951                         B. 1953                         C. 1958
844. In August, 2010, Malaysian Higher Education Ministry invited ____________top universities
     from China to set up branches in Malaysia, in view of the good education ties between the two
     countries.
     A. one                            B. two                        C. three
845. On an official visit to UNESCO on October 11, _____________the Prime Minister of the Kingdom
     of Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra, said “Quality education must foster tolerance, dialogue, openness
     and mutual understanding”.
     A. 2001                         B. 2003                         C. 2005
846. Education Minister Woravat Auapinyakul of                     promised recently that “One Tablet PC per
     Child policy will be fully implemented by May, 2012.”
     A. Vietnam                      B. Thailand                     C. Laos
847. During the early Spanish period, education in the Philippines was ______________-oriented and was
     primarily for the elite, especially in the first years of Spanish colonization.
     A. science                      B. religion                     C. skill
848. In 2010, China is the third largest foreign student source of Malaysia, preceded by Iran
     and___________.
     A. Indonesia                    B. Singapore                    C. Brunei
849. The Royal University of Phnom Penh first opened its doors as the Royal Khmer University on
     January 13,__________.
     A. 1940                         B. 1950                         C. 1960
850. In keeping with its commitment to higher education, the Royal University of Phnom Penh has
     begun to develop postgraduate degrees at a Masters level since __________.
     A. 1975                         B. 1986                         C. 2001.
851. In the 1990’s only one in ____________ of children below the ages of 6 years old receives preschool
     education in Indonesia;
     A. three                        B. five                         C. 8
852. In Malaysia, the Government provides more than 95% of primary and secondary education as well as
     about __________ of the tertiary education, with the private sector providing the balance.
     A. 20%                          B. 60%                          C. 80%
853. ________________is a commendable example of how a country, with definite goals and pointed
     persistence, can achieve impressive progress in the field of education in a relatively short period.
     A. Cambodia                     B. Laos                         C. Malaysia
854. In Malaysia, kindergarten were only set up by the churches in the ___________


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     A. 1920’s                     B. 1940’s                    C. 1950′s
855. The constitution of Indonesia says that ___________ of the state budget must be spent on education.
     A. 5%                         B. 10%                       C. 20%

856. In 1971, overall literacy in Indonesia was estimated to be about 58%, ranging from 77% in the cities
     to only__________ in rural areas.
     A. 52%                         B. 62%                         C. 64%
857. Starting in______________, the government of Malaysia introduced the use of English as a medium
     of teaching in all science subjects, criticized by some as creating discrimination between students
     who are and who are not fluent in English and revoked later.
     A. 1975                        B. 2000                         C. 2003
858. Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education is set to welcome ___________students to study in
     Malaysia by the year 2010.
     A.20,000                       B.50,000                       C. 80,000
859. In ____________, the Prime Minister of Thailand plead for quality education at UNESCO .
     A. 1977                        B. 2001                        C.2005
860. Agreement has been reached on mutual recognition of academic degrees in higher education between
     __________and China.
     A. Cambodia                    B. Vietnam                     C. Laos
861. Since___________, Hanoi University has become a multi-disciplinary university under the decision
     of the Ministry of Education and Training.
     A. 1997                        B. 2002                        C. 2008
862. _____________'s schools have become global role models, with consistently high results in
     international tests.
     A. Thailand                    B. Indonesia                   C. Singapore
863. The uniqueness of the Malaysian education system is the existence of vernacular primary schools
     where the language of __________or Tamil is used as the medium language of teaching.
     A. Mandarin                    B. English                     C. French
864. ___________education is one of the shortest in the world. The educational ladder has a 6+4+4
     structure (six years elementary, four in secondary and usually four to gain a bachelor degree).
     A. Thai                        B. Malaysian                   C. Philippine
865. Chulalongkorn University, one of Thailand’s top institutions, has sought to attract more international
     students by changing its academic calendar for the courses that are conducted in English, to
     coincide with semester dates in countries like___________, which has similar semester dates as the
     United States and Britain.
     A. Cambodia                    B. Vietnam                     C. Malaysia
866. From highly developed Singapore, which has _________universities that often place well in
     international university rankings, to countries like Laos, which only established its national
     university in 1996, the region is home to an eclectic collection of institutions.
     A. two                         B. four                        C. six
867. Which University is the oldest university in Malaysia?
     A. Technological University of Malaysia                       B. University of Malaya
     C. National University of Malaysia
868. Which language is the official language of Brunei?
     A. Malay                       B. French                      C. Islam

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869. The population of Brunei is about ________.
     A. 0.39 million                 B. 3.9 million              C. 0.39 billion
870. What is the official religion of Brunei?
     A. Buddhism                     B. Hinduism                 C. Islam
871. Where is the home of the oil industry and Brunei’s economic heartland?
     A. Tutong                       B. Kuala Belait             C. Bandar Seri Begawan
872. The climate of Brunei is _______ in general.
     A. tropical                     B. subtropical monsoon climate C. tropical rainforest
873. How many ethnic groups are there in Brunei?
     A .25                           B. 20                       C. 12
874. Which city is the centre of Brunei's commerce, finance and government?
     A. Tutong                       B. Kuala Belait             C. Bandar Seri Begawan
875. The dominant natural resources of Brunei are ________.
     A. gold and oil                 B. coal and forest          C. oil and natural gas
876. When did Brunei get its full independence?
     A. 1984                         B. 1968                     C.1981
877. When did Brunei become a member of the United Nations?
     A. 1988                         B. 1984                     C. 1991
878. The National Flag of Kingdom of Cambodia is composed of three colors. What are they?
     A. red, yellow and blue         B. red, black and white     C. red, blue and white
879. ________ was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992; at the same year it was also placed
     on the List of World Heritage in danger.
     A. Tonle Sap                    B. Angkor                   C. Phnom Penh
880. Which city is the capital and largest city of Cambodia?
     A. Phnom Penh                   B. Banteay Chhmar           C. Vientiane
881.__________ is Cambodia’s major crop and its principal food.
     A. Rice                         B. Corn                     C. Sugarcane
882. The official Cambodian language is ___________.
     A. Malay                        B. Khmer                    C. English
883. The predominant religion in Cambodia is ____________.
     A. Islam                        B. Christianity             C. Buddhism
884. Cambodia achieved its full independence in_____________.
     A. 1935                         B. 1953                     C. 1950
885. Cambodia is located in _________ zone, and seasons there are divided into rainy and dry seasons.
     A. tropical                     B. subtropical monsoon climate    C. tropical monsoon climate
886. The Kingdom of Cambodia is located in the ________ of the Indo-China Peninsula, Southeast Asia.
     A. east                         B. southeast                C. south
887. The Republic of Indonesia lies in the_________ of Asia.
     A. south                        B. southeast                C. southwest
888. Which of the following city is the capital of Indonesia?
     A. Bandung                      B. Medan                    C. Jakarta
889. "Island of the God" refers to the island of _________.
     A. Sebatik                      B. Medan                    C. Bali
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     A. Yogyakarta                  B. Jakarta                   C. Bandung
891. When can the oldest evidence of writing in Indonesia be dated to?
     A. the 6th century             B. the 7th century           C. the 5th century
892. Who were the first Europeans to arrive in Indonesia?
     A. Dutch                       B. Portuguese                C. English
893. Which island is the most populated island of Indonesia?
     A. Java                        B. Bali                      C. Medan
894. With a territory of 1,904,443 square kilometers, Indonesia is the world’s _________ largest country
     in terms of land area.
     A. 11th                        B. 16th                      C. 22nd
895. There is an image of _____ in the middle of the flag of Cambodia.
     A. red star                    B. a temple                  C. a moon with 5 stars
896. ________ is one of the well-known tour sites of Laos, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
     in 1998.
     A. Patuxai                     B. Luang Prabang             C. Wat Prakeo
897. Except for________, Southeast Asian nations are all coastal countries or island countries.
     A. Indonesia                   B. Malaysia                  C. Laos
898. What is the most important natural resource of Laos?
     A. plum bum                    B. copper                    C. water
899. Laos covers ________ of the whole length of the Mekong River.
     A. 40%                         B. 55%                       C. 60%
900. That Luang Festival of Laos, the most solemn traditional religious festival, is held in ________ of
     each year.
     A. September                   B. November                  C. December
901. In the aspect of transportation, there were no _______ in Laos before 2009.
     A. railways                    B. highways                  C. waterways
902. Laos is a mountainous and landlocked country with about _______mountainous areas and highlands.
     A. 50%                         B. 60%                       C. 80%
903. In which year did the Lao National Tourism Administration set up the Mekong Tourism Information
     Center?
     A. 1999                        B. 2001                      C. 2005
904. Myanmar is bounded by _______ to the southeast.
     A. Laos and Thailand           B. the Tibetan Plateau       C. India
905. Myanmar has _________ coastline.
     A. 2,300 km                    B. 3,200 km                  C. 3,700 km
906. Myanmar’s longest river is nearly ________ kilometers long.
     A. 2,710                       B. 2,170                     C. 1,720
907. Myanmar has a total of ________ kilometers of roads.
     A. 313,800                     B. 213,800                   C. 113,800
908. Myanmar has numerous rivers; therefore the government of Myanmar takes it as one of the ____ big
     national causes to build______.
     A. 3…bridges                   B. 4…gorges                  C. 3…railways
909. Myanmar people usually have rice noodles, ______ noodles or fried rice for breakfast.
     A. vegetable                   B. egg                       C. wheat flour


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910. In Myanmar, both men and women, except the armyman, wear “_____”(sarong) which are made out
     of lonyi in the Myanmar’s hot climate. They don’t like to wear shoes, but______.
     A. skirts…sandals              B. shirts…slippers            C. trousers… sport shoes
911. The official language and primary medium of instruction of Myanmar is ______.
     A. Kachin                      B. Burmese                    C. Shan
912. Inle Lake is the hometown of the famous ______tribe (kajaani tribe).
     A. short-legged                B. long-armed                 C. long-necked
913. The major natural resources of Myanmar include the following EXCEPT______.
     A. forests                     B. fisheries                  C. pagodas
914. Pencak Silat is a (an) _________ martial art.
     A. Indonesian                  B. Philippine                 C. Thai
915. Which of the following is NOT included in the island groups of the Philippines?
     A. Guam                        B. Luzon                      C. Visayas
916. The Philippines is the biggest ________ producer in Southeast Asia.
     A. copper                      B. gold                       C. chrome
917. _______in the Philippines is a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
     A. The Chocolate Hills
     B. The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
     C. Rizal Park
918. The highest mountain in the Philippines is _____ located in Mindanao measuring at 2954 meters
     (about 9691 ft) above sea level.
     A. Mount Apel                  B. Mount Apo                  C. Mount Abo
919. The longest river in the Philippines is ____ in northern Luzon.
     A. the Mayon River             B. the Taal River             C. the Cagaya River
920. Cebu Island, as one of the most popular overall tourist destination in the Philippines, also offers
     world class_________ place as well as wonderful history.
     A. jumping                     B. diving                     C. surfing
921. According to the 1987 Philippine Constitution, ______are the official languages.
     A. Filipino and English        B. Cebuano and English        C. Bikol and English
922. Due to major historical factors, such as the Spanish colonization, the American occupation, and
     ______ after World War Ⅱ most Filipino mestizos that reside in the Philippines are now of foreign
                                 ,
     descent.
     A. Japanese immigration        B. Canadian immigration       C. Chinese immigration
923. Philippine culture is a fusion of pre-Hispanic Austronesian civilizations mixed with______ and
     American.
     A. Spanish                     B. French                     C. Hispanic
924. “Carinosa” (also called ______) is considered the national dancing of the Philippines.
     A. Happy Dance                 B. Love Dance                 C. Drum Dance
925. Philippine cuisine is mixture of Asian, ______, European, and American dishes.
     A. African                     B. Oceanian                   C. Arabic
926. For Philippine people, their ______ are thought to be dirty.
     A. left feet                   B. left ears                  C. left hands
927. The southern neighbor of Malaysia is _______.
     A Thailand                     B Indonesia                   C Singapore


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928. The climate of Malaysia is ______ with warm weather all year round.
     A. tropical                    B. subtropical                C. temperate
929. The Malays are defined as ______ in the Constitution of Malaysia.
     A. Buddhists                   B. Muslims                    C. Taoism
930. Malaysia is a multi-religious society and ______ is the official religion.
     A. Sikhism                     B. Hinduism                   C. Islam
931. The coastline of Malaysia is ______ km long.
     A. 4,192                       B. 2,700                      C. 3,305
932. There are ______ long rivers in Malaysia.
     A. many                        B. few                        C. several
933. ______islands of various sizes scatter about Malaysia, but most of them are small.
     A. 1,017                       B. 1,007                      C. 1,037
934. Rainy season in the western coast of the Malay Peninsula lasts from ______.
     A. September to December B. October to next February C. April to June
935. Malaysia is a multiethnic society with more than ______nationalities, of which Malay and other
   indigenous accounts for ______.
     A. 26…56%                      B. 28…63%                     C. 30…66%
936. Malaysian literature has been heavily influenced by ______ and all kinds of cultural exchanges.
     A. American colony             B. British colony             C. French colony
937. Malaysia has about ____ newspapers, which are published in ____ languages.
     A. 45…8                        B. 50…6                       C. 50…8
938. How many islands are there in Singapore?
     A. 60                          B. 50                         C. 63
939. Which nation is the smallest in Southeast Asia?
     A. Laos                        B. Thailand                   C. Singapore
940.What are the local natural resources in Singapore?
     A. oil and fishing             B. gas and fishing            C. fishing and deepwater ports
941. When was the Merlion designed as an emblem for the Singapore Tourism Board (STB)?
    A. in 1964                      B. in 1955                    C. in 1963
942.Who is the founder of modern Singapore?
    A. Sir Singapore                B. Sir Stamford Raffles       C. Sir Merlion
943.What language is the most common language in Singaporean literature?
    A. Chinese                      B. English                    C. Malay
944.What flowers are wildly grown in Singapore in all four seasons and exported into other countries?
    A. orchids                      B. sunflowers                 C. roses
945. Which country is known as “the Garden City in the World”?
    A. Thailand                     B. Singapore                  C. Malay
946.Which country is the largest port of Southeast Asia?
    A. Thailand                     B. Singapore                  C. Malay
947.What is the main means of transportation in Singapore?
    A. ships                        B. airlines                   C. subways
948.What two languages are provided in the Singaporean Television Station?
    A. English and Tamil            B. English and Chinese        C. English and Malay
949.The flag of the Kingdom of Thailand consists of five horizontal stripes in three colors. The three


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    colors are               .
   A. red, white, green             B. red, white, blue          C. red, black, blue
950.The national emblem of Thailand features the _________, a figure form both Buddhist and Hindu
    mythology.
    A. Lion                         B. Elephant                  C. Garuda
951.The capital and largest city in Thailand is __________, which is also a political, commercial,
    industrial and cultural center.
    A. Bangkok                      B. Chiang Mai                C. Tak
952.The politics of Thailand currently takes place within a framework of constitutional monarchy,
    whereby the __________ is the head of government.
    A. king                         B. prime minister            C. defense minister
953.________ is a complex of buildings in Bangkok, Thailand. It has served as the official residence of
    the Kings of Thailand from the 18th century onwards.
    A. Wat Phra Kaew                B. Pattaya                   C. Grand Palace
954.According to the census in 2000, 94.7% of the total population in Thailand is __________ of the
    Theravada tradition.
    A. Buddhists                    B. Muslims                   C. Christians
955.The local climate of Thailand is _________ and characterized by monsoons.
    A. subtropical                  B. temperate                 C. tropical
956.The national flag of Thailand was adopted on ____________.
    A. December 18, 1917            B. September 28, 1917        C. October 18, 1917
957.The Thai name “Thong Trairong” for the national flag means _________.
    A. tricolor flag                B. bicolor flag              C. colorful flag
958. ________ is Thailand’s largest island.
     A. Phuket                      B. Pattaya                   C. Bangkok
959. _______ is the most important crop in Thailand.
     A. Rice                        B. Wheat                     C. Corn
960. The national flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is ______ in shape.
     A. rectangle                   B. triangle                  C. square
961. Vietnam is seen as a (an) _______ long strip of land.
     A. c-shaped                    B. t-shaped                  C. s-shaped
962. The rivers and lakes of Vietnam give it the reputation of _________ because of their wide range of
     aquatic resources.
     A. Golden Seas                 B. Silver Seas               C. Copper Seas
963. Bating Square is located in the center of_________, to the northwest of Hoan Kiem Lake.
     A. Ha Noi                      B. Bangkok                   C. Jakarta
964. On December 11, 1993, the UNESCO recognized the architectural ensemble of ______ as a World
     Cultural Heritage.
     A. Hue                         B. Hoi An                    C. Ha Long
965. Vietnam is a country with a long history, which began around ________years ago.
     A. 3,700                       B. 4, 700                    C. 2,700
966. There are _______ ethnic groups in Vietnam.
     A. 54                          B. 74                        C. 94
967. The Vietnamese have worshipped a large number of gods, especially those related to _______ such


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     as the sun, the moon, land, mountain, river and forest, etc. for good luck.
     A. power                       B. agriculture                 C. Industry
968. The lunar March ________ of each year is the day on which Vietnamese celebrate Hung Vuong, who
     was their first ancestor according to folk legends.
     A. 10                           B. 12                         C. 8
969. There are _______ municipalities directly under the central Government in Vietnam.
     A. 5                            B. 4                          C. 6
970. Which of the following is a famous tourist site in Laos?




     A.                         B.                         C.




Part II (简答题)(括号内为正确答案)
1.    What country do the following flags stand for respectively?



      (Brunei)             (Myanmar)                   (Viet Nam)
2.    What country do the following flags stand for respectively?



   (Cambodia)            (Laos)                    (Thailand)
3. What country do the following flags stand for respectively?



   (Indonesia)         (Philippines)               (Singapore)
4. What country do the following flags stand for respectively?



      (Brunei)             (Indonesia)                (Malaysia)
5.    What are the founding ASEAN countries?
     (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand.)
6.    What are the countries that have newly joined ASEAN?
     (Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia.)
7.    What did Treaty on Non-nuclear District in Southeast Asia signed in December, 1995 decide to set
      up?
     (A non-nuclear district.)
8.    Which Asian countries has ASEAN annually been holding an informal meeting with since November,
      1997?


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     (China, Japan, and R.O. Korea.)
9. What does FTA refer to in China-ASEAN FTA?
     (Free Trade Area.)
10. How many people will China-ASEAN Free Trade Area cover?
     (1.8billion.)
11. Name two Chinese universities that have become a member of 10+1?
    (Any of Peking University, Yunnan University, Guangxi University, Xiamen University, Guizhou
    University.)
12. Since 2001, at China-ASEAN summits, what had the leaders of both sides been talking about
    building?
    (China-ASEAN Free Trade Area.)
13. What does ASEAN stand for?
    (Association of Southeast Asian Nations.)
14. When and where was ASEAN established?
    (On 8 August 1967, in Bangkok.)
15. How many countries were in ASEAN when it was first established? What were they?
    (Five. They are Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.)
16. What does ASEAN+3 mean?
    (Ten ASEAN countries + China, Japan and Korea.)
17. What does ASEAN+6 mean?
    (Ten ASEAN countries + China, Japan, Korea, Australia, India, and New Zealand.)
18. Who is the current ASEAN Secretary-General?
    (Dr. Surin Pitsuwan.)
19. Where is the ASEAN Secretariat?
    (Jakarta:Capital of Indonesia.)
20. What does AUN stand for?
    (ASEAN University Network.)
21. When and where AUN was established?
    (In November 1995, in Bangkok.)
22. What does CAFTA stand for?
    (China-ASEAN Free Trade Area.)
23. When did CAFTA come into effect?
    (On January 1, 2010.)
24. What does GMS stand for?
    (Great Mekong Sub-region.)
25. How many countries are included in the GMS? What are they?
    (6. They are China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.)
26. Which country has the most universities in AUAP-Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific?
    (The Philippines, which has 60 universities.)
27. Where is China-ASEAN Expo held?
    (In Nanning, Guangxi, China.)
28. Can you name three famous fruits in ASEAN countries?
    (Banana, coconut, pineapple, Dragon Fruit, Durian, Rambutan, Jackfruit….)
29. Please name at lest three maritime countries among ASEAN countries?


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    (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines.)
30. Which countries can use Malay in ASEAN?
    (Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore.)
31. Which countries adopt Monarchy in ASEAN?
    (Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Brunei.)
32. Where is the ASEAN-China Center based?
    (Beijing.)
33. Which country in ASEAN owns the best economic development?
    (Singapore.)
34. What seasons are there in Laos?
     (Rainy, cold, hot.)
35. How many main nationalities are there in Laos?
     (68.)
36. For ladies and women, what should they pay attention to in temples?
     (Do not touch the Buddha or turn the back on the Buddha in Laos.)
37. Which river is the longest river in Laos?
     (The Mekong River.)
38. What Party is the leading Party in Laos?
     (Lao People's Revolutionary Party.)
39. What organization is the highest judiciary part of Laos?
     (The People's Supreme Court.)
40. Which city is the capital of Laos?
     (Vientiane.)
41. Which two sites have been classified as two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Laos?
     (The city of Luang Prabang and the Wat Phou.)
42. By the end of 2006, with how many countries has Laos established diplomatic relations?
     (122 countries.)
43. What are the main mineral resources of Myanmar? Please list three of them.
     (Tin, tungsten, zinc, aluminum, antimony, manganese, gold and silver.)
44. What are the main parties in Myanmar?
     (National League for Democracy, Shan National Party, The Union Solidarity Development
     Association.)
45. What languages are spoken in Myanmar?
     (Burmese, English and Chinese.)
46. How many recognized seasons in a year in Myanmar?
     (Rainy, hot.)
47. What was the worst natural disaster in Myanmar’s history?
     (Cyclone Nargis.)
48. What is the climate like in the Philippines?
     (Hot, humid, and tropical.)
49. What is the importance of Manila in the Philippines?
     (It is the capital of the country and is the economic, political and cultural center of the country.)
50. What are the major industries in Malaysia?
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51. What is the climate like in Malaysia?
    (Tropical with warm weather.)
52. What is Malaysia like from the perspective of ethnics?
    (Multi-racial society contains many ethnic groups. )
53. What is the implication of the blue field on the national flag of the Philippines?
    (Peace.)
54. What does the blue canton symbolize on Malaysia national flag?
    (The unity of Malaysian people. )
55. What are the official languages spoken in the Philippines?
    (Filipino and English.)
56. What are the two major features of Lao weather?
    (Tropical and sub-tropical.)
57. What are the two main mineral resources that are of major significance in the Malaysia economy?
    (Tin and petroleum. )
58. What is the most celebrated holiday in Malaysia?
    (Hari kebangsaan. )
59. Which city is the biggest city in the Southeast Asia?
    (Jakarta. )
60. What are the “Four Asian Tigers”?
    (South Korea, Taiwai, HongKong, Singapore. )
61. What are the major religions in Singapore?
    (Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. )
62. What are the other four official languages in Singapore?
    (English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil. )
63. What are the only three city-state countries in the world?
    (Monaco, Singapore, Vatican City. )
64. In 1997, which two countries joined the ASEAN?
    (Myanmar, Laos. )
65. Name at least two newspapers in Singapore.
     (Singapore United Evening Post, Straits Times,Today, Mypaper, Tinancial Times. )
66. Name at least two islands in Thailand.
     (Phi Phi Island, Phuket Island Kai island, Samui Island, Tao island, Qiang Island. )
67. Name at least two tourist sites in Vietnam.
    (Ha Long Bay, Hoi An Ancient Town,Lang Chu tich Ho Chi Minh, Ho Hoan Kiem, ThapRua, Nha
    Trang, Quang Truong Ba Dinh, BT Ho Chi Minh. )
68. Name at least four capital cities of ASEAN countries.
   (Bangkok, Hanoi, Manila, Jakarta,Rangoon, Kuala, Singapore city, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Bandar
   Seri Begawan. )
69. Where is the ASEAN’s secretariat located?
    (In Jakarta. )
70. Which city is called “the Eastern Venice” in Asia?
    (Bangkok. )
71. When was China and ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) founded?
    (In 2010. )


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72. Which country’s GDP is the lowest one in ASEAN?
     (Myanmar. )
73. Name at least three countries in the Mekong River Basin?
    (Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Cambodia, Vietnam. )
74. What is the other financial center in the world besides New York, London, Hong Kong?
     (Singapore. )
75. What are the two countries in ASEAN in which Buddhism is the main religion?
     (Thailand, Cambodia. )
76. What are the two countries in ASEAN in which socialism is their political belief?
     (Vietnam, Laos. )
77. What is the full name of Brunei?
     (Brunei Darussalam, the Abode of Peace. )
78. Which resources is Brunei rich in?
     (Petroleum and natural gas. )
79. Among the South East Asia nations, in what respect is Brunei second to Singapore?
     (Human Development Index. )
80. By the 16th century, what religion was firmly rooted in Brunei?
     (Islam. )
81. When was the civil war fought in Brunei?
     (From 1660 to 1673. )
82. When was the First National Development plan introduced in Brunei?
     (In 1953. )
83. Where is the capital city of Brunei?
     (Bandar Seri Begawan. )
84. What is the official name of Cambodia?
     (The Kingdom of Cambodia. )
85. Where is the capital city of Cambodia?
     (Phnom Penh. )
86. In Cambodia, who is the head of state?
     (The King of Cambodia. )
87. Like that of the rest of Southeast Asia, by what is Cambodia's climate dominated?
     (Monsoons. )
88. What is the official language of Cambodia?
     (The Khmer language. )
89. What is the official religion of Cambodia?
     (Theravada Buddhism. )
90. Where is Indonesia’s capital city?
     (Jakarta. )
91. Which ethnic group are the largest and the politically dominant in Indonesia?
     (The Javanese. )
92. In Indonesia, who is the head of state?
     (The president. )
93. Lying along the equator, what climate does Indonesia have?
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94. Which country is the largest economy in Southeast Asia?
    (Indonesia. )
95. How many religions does the Indonesian government officially recognize?
    (6. )
96. What is the oldest evidence of writing in Indonesia?
    (A series of Sanskrit inscriptions. )
97. Where is the ASEAN center for energy?
    (In Jakarta, Indonesia. )
98. When was the ASEAN Center for Energy established?
    (Established on 4 January 1999. )
99. When was the twelfth ASEAN summit held?
    (On 9-15 January, 2007. )
100. Where was the twelfth ASEAN summit held?
    (In Cebu, the Philippines. )
101. Were the twelfth ASEAN summit and Thirteenth ASEAN summit held in the same year?And when
     was the thirteenth ASEAN summit held?
     (Yes. In 2007. )
102. Can you explain what “Double 100,000 Plan” means?
     (By the year of 2020, China will have 100,000 students from ASEAN, and vice versa. )
103. ______of Cambodia was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992.
     (Angkor)
104. _________is officially the Head of Government in Cambodia.
     (The Prime Minister)
105. In Cambodia, _________is the Supreme Council of the Magistracy.
     (The highest court of judicial branch)
106. The official duty of the Parliament of Cambodia is ________.
     (to legislate and make laws)
107. Singapore is an island city-state located at the southern tip of the _________.
     (Malay Peninsula)
108. __________ of Singapore was established on April 1, 1974, responsible for urban planning.
     (The Ur Redevelopment Authority)
109. The founder of Singapore is ___________.
     ( Sir Stamford Raffles)
110. Singapore is a __________ with a Westminster system of unicameral parliamentary government
     representing different constituencies.
     (parliamentary democracy)
111. In Myanmar the legislature, called the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, is bicameral and made up of two houses:
     The 224-seat upper house Amyotha Hluttaw (House of Nationalities) and the 440-seat lower house
     Pyithu Hluttaw (______________).
     (House of Representatives)
112. Myanmar’s upper house consists of 224 member, of which 168 are directly elected and 56 are
     appointed by _________
     ( the Burmese Armed Forces)
113. In Myanmar, ________consists of 440 members of which 330 are directly elected and 110 are


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     appointed by the armed forces.
     ( The lower house)
114. The purpose of founding ASEAN is to promote_____                                 .
     (the regional prosperity and stability)
115. On December 16,______, the first ASEAN – China summit was held in Kuala Lumpur.
     (1997)
116.The highest decision-making body in ASEAN is______of the ASEAN heads of state and government.
     (the nonscheduled meeting)
117. AFTA is a short form of _____, which was proposed to be set up in 1992.
     (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Free Trade Area)
118. The basic legal documents of AFTA can be divided into two categories:                     .
     (fundamental and specific documents)
119. Thailand has been ruled by kings since _____
     (the thirteenth century )
120. _____, Thailand officially became a constitutional monarchy.
     (In 1932)
121. ________, Thialand general election was held.
     (On December 23, 2007)
122. Thailand is a country with many distinct ethnic groups, including the majority Thai and
     numerous_______ living primarily in the mountains of the north.
     ( hill tribes)
123. What is the leading force of the state and society of Vietnam?
     (The Communist Party of Vietnam.)
124. What foreign policy has Vietnam endorsed?
     (Openness, diversification and multi-lateralization of international relations.)
125. The Philippines’ capital is _____?
     (Manila/ the city of Manila)
126. Who is the current president of the Philippines?
     (Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III / Aquino)
127. As the capital city, how does the city of Manila function?




     (As the capital city, Manila is the economic, political and cultural center of the country.)
128. Which city is the centre of Brunei's commerce, finance and government.
     (Bandar Seri Begawan)
129. Besides being the Sultan and the ruler, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah is concurrently
     the___________.
     (Prime Minister, Defence Minister, Finance Minister, and head of the religion of Brunei.)
130. In Brunei, His Majesty's official residence is the _______, which is also the country's seat of


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     administration.
     (Istana Nurul Iman)
131. Bandar Seri Begawan is _________of Brunei.
     (the capital)
132. How many states does Malaysia consist of ?
     ( 13)
133. What is the system of Malaysia government based on ?
     (the Westminster system)
134. Malaysia has a multi-party system since the first direct election of the Federal Legislative Council of
   Malaya in 1955 on a first-past-the-post basis. What has been the ruling party since then ?
     ( the Alliance Party)
135. What is the full name of Indonesia?
     (Republic of Indonesia.)
136. Who is the commander-in chief of the Indonesian armed forces?
     (The president.)
137. What is the highest representative body at national level in Indonesia?
     (The People’s Consultative Assembly.)
138. What is the highest court in Indonesia?
     (Supreme court.)
139. In Cambodia people are addressed with the honorific title _____for a man and ________for a woman
     followed with the first name or both the first and surname.
     (“Lok”, “Lok Srey”)
140. Burmese, the mother tongue of the Bamar and official language of Myanmar, is related to________.
     (Tibetan and to the Chinese languages)
141. Cambodia’s principal lake, ___________, is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia
     (the Tonle Sap (Great Lake)
142. In social situations, what do Singaporeans and visitors generally applied and how do Malays do it ?
     ( handshake.)
143. Burmese, the mother tongue of the Myanmar people and official language of Myanmar, is related
     to________.
     ( Tibetan and to the Chinese languages)
144. In Thailand, Women are supposed to make way for Buddhist monks so as to ______
     ( prevent an accidental physical contact.)
145. In Thai funerals, the grieved are requested not to cry so that______.
     (the soul of the departure is not troubled)
146. The most important poet in Thai literature was Sunthorn Phu, who is best known for his _________
     Phra Aphai Mani and                  called Nirats.
     (romantic adventure story ; nine travel pieces)
147. Kings Rama V and Rama VI were also writers, mainly of non-fiction works as part of their
     programme to combine__________.
     (Western knowledge with traditional Thai culture)
148. The most popular and time-honoured custom of the Vietnamese and some ethnic minorities
     is                 .
     (Ancestor worship and commemoration of death anniversaries.)


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149. The name of this place is         .




     .
   (The Temple of Literature in Ha Noi.)
150. How may languages and dialects are spoken in Philippine?
   (About 180 languages and dialects are spoken there.)
151. Who are considered to be the aboriginal inhabitants of the Philippines?
   (The Negritos,( including the Aetas and the Ati, are considered as the aboriginal inhabitants of the
   Philippines. )
152. What's the proportion of Filipinos who are Christians?
     (About 90% of Filipinos identify themselves as Christians.)
153. In Brunei, the main cultural influences can be traced to four dominating periods and developments
     namely_______________.
     (animism, Hinduism, Islam and occupation by Western countries.)
154. It is_______that has had the greatest impact on the culture and way of life of the Brunei people.
     (Islam)
155. On important occasions, what do the Malay men and women wear?
     (The men wear Baju Melayu and the women wear Baju Kurung.)
156. While eating, passing things on or touching people, which hand do the Malays always use to show
     politeness?
     (The right hand.)
157. Do Malays appreciate display of affection in public places?
     (No, they don’t).
158. In Malaysia , one should not touch other people’s _______ of the head.
     (top part )
159.Touching someone from the opposite sex is________.
     (avoidable.)
160. People in Malaysia are pretty____, so avoid pushing them too much for services.
     (relaxed)
161. Vientiane, the capital of Laos, means “Walled City of________________?


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     (Scandal Wood)
162. The Patuxai (literally Victory Gate or Gate of Triumph) is a monument of Vientiane, built in the
    1960s as a memorial for_________?
     (Lao`s independence struggle)
163. _______is Laos official language.
     (Lao)
164. ______was the center of the Buddhist faith of Southeast Asia in the 16th and 17th centuries.
    (Laos)
165. Generally the Buddhists in Laos are about                        (percentage) of the population.
    (60%)
166. How many main nationalities in Laos? Each tribe has it own distinctive customs, dialects and
     clothes.
     (three)
167. Traditionally, all males are expected to spend a period as a monk or novice prior to marriage. How
     long does it usually last?
      (It could last from only 3—5 days or a couple of months.)
168. Myanmar is home to four major language families, what are the four language families?
     (Sino-Tibetan,Tai–Kadai, Austro-Asiatic, and Indo-European)
169. When did Cambodia become a member of ASEAN?
     (On April 30,1999.)
170. What event happened in 1945 in Indonesia after Japan's surrender?
     (August Revolution.)
171. What are the three ancient states successively appeared in present-day Laos?
     (Kedameng, Wendan, and Lancang.)
172. What is the oldest evidence of writing in Indonesia?
     (A series of Sanskrit inscriptions dated to the 5th century.)
173. When was the current Brunei government established?
     (On December 1, 1988.)
174. What are the three other members of Malaysia except Malay?
     (Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore.)
175. What are the initiative founders of the ASEAN?
     (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.)
176. When was Cambodia established?
     (In 1st century AD.)
177. Does Cambodia have a long and rich history?
     (Yes, its history could be traced as far as back as 4000 BC.)
178. What did Netherland set up in Indonesia in 1602?
     ("The East India Company")
179. When did Britain grant Brunei to be autonomous? (On April 6, 1959.)
180. The ancient Indonesia was in the prolonged state of feudal separate regimes and divided into two
     periods, what were they?
     ( The Period of Hindu Kingdoms and the periods of Islamic Kingdoms.)
181. What kind of political system did Myanmar carry out after its independence?
     (Multi-Party Parliamentarism.)

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182. What is the base of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area?
     (The economic cooperation of ASEAN and Southeast Asian Free Trade Area.)
183. What treaty did France and Siam sign to clarify the border of Laos?
     (The France-Siam Treaty)
184. Myanmar was unified in 1044 AD, and then which three dynasties did it go through?
     (The Bagan Dynasty, the Taungoo Dynasty and the Konbaung Dynasty.)
185. From the 16th century to the 17th century, which countries controlled Singapore?
     (Portugal and the Netherlands.)
186. When did Singapore, Malacca and Penang(collectively known as the Straits Settlements) come under
     the control of British India?
     (In 1826.)
187. During World war II, who invaded Malaya, culminating in the Battle of Singapore?
     (Japanese.)
188. When has the region known as Thailand been inhabited by humans?
     (Since the Paleolithic period, about 10,000 years ago.)
189. When did Bangkok become the capital of Thailand?
     (In 1782.)
190. Who was the first king of Chakri Dynasty in Thailand history?
     (King Rama I the Great.)
191. When did Vietnam become an independent feudal country?
     (In 968 AD.)
192. On which day was Association of Association of Southeast Asia(ASA) set up?
     (On July 31st, 1961.)
193. Which countries first built Association of Southeast Asia(ASA)?
     (Malaya(the old name of Malaysia), Thailand and Philippine.)
194. Which countries held a meeting in Bangkok, on August 8th, 1967, made the Bangkok Declaration,
     and declared the formation of Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN)?
     (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippine and Thailand.)
195. When and where was the first China-ASEAN Expo held?
     (On Nov. 3--6, 2004, in Nanning, Guangxi.)
196. Which country asked for joining in ASEAN in 2006?
     (East Timor.)
197. Which country is the observer country of ASEAN?
     (The Independent State of Papua New Guinea.)
198. Which countries are called the old members of ASEAN?
     (Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippine, Malaysia and Brunei.)
199. In which city is the headquarter of ASEAN stationed?
     (Jakarta.)




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200. Which country is an ASEAN candidate member state now ?
     (East Timor)
201. From which country in Southeast Asia did East Timor win its independence in 1999 ?
     (Indonesia.)
202. Indonesia is the most populous country in ASEAN. And which is the second ?
     (The Philippines.)
203. Which is the only country without coastline in Southeast Asia.
     (Laos.)
204. What is the full name of Thailand ?
     (The Kingdom of Thailand.)
205. What is the full name of Laos?
     ( the Lao People's Democratic Republic)
206. Is Papua New Guinea a member of ASEAN ? Is it located in Southeast Asia ?
     (No. Yes.)
207. What is the most populated island of Indonesia?
     (Java.)
208. What is the official language of Laos?
     (Lao)
209. What is the official and common language of Thailand ?
     (Thai )
210. Which city is Thailand's political, commercial, industrial and cultural center. Is it the capital of
     Thailand?
     (Bangkok. Yes.)
211. Which country is the first big nation to enter into the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation of
     Southeast Asia of 10 ASEAN countries ?
     (The people’s Republic of China)
212. Where was the first China-ASEAN Expo held ?
     (Nanning, China)
213. Which country's national emblem is this?
     (Indonesia)




214. Which archipelago in Southeast Asia is the largest island group in the world?
     (Malay Archipelago )
215. Which city is the capital of Laos?
     (Vientiane )
216. Luang Prabang is one of the two sites that have been classified as two UNESCO World Heritage
     Sites. What is the other one?
     (The Wat Phou in Champasak.)


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217. Which city is the capital of Vietnam?
     (Ha Noi)
218. What are the planting products of Indonesia, besides Quinine and Vines, that ranks the top in the
     world?
     (Pepper and Kopek)
219. Malaysia is separated into two parts. One is Malaysia Borneo and what is the other one?
     (Peninsula Malaysia or West Malaysia)
220. What city is the capital of Cambodia?
     (Phnom Penh)
221. Which island is the largest one of the Philippines ?
     (Luzon Island)
222. Which provinces of China borders Vietnam?
     (Guangxi and Yunnan)
223. What is the highest peak of Indonesia ?
     (Chaya Peak)
224. There are two great plains in Southeast Asia. One is the Mekong River Delta and what is the other
     one?
     (The Red River Delta)
225. By which city does the Mekong River outflows into the South China Sea.
     (Ho Chi Minh City)
226. Which country in Southeast Asia is called “the Country of “one thousand islands” ?
     (The Philippines)
227. Which country in ASEAN lies on the equator?
     (Indonesia)
228. How much did education expenditure in Indonesia make up in its annual national budget in 2010?
     (About 4.6 percent)
229. How much did education expenditure in Vietnam make up in its annual national budget in 2008?
     (About 5.3 percent)
230. What are the favorite majors among foreign students in Thailand?
     (Business administration, marketing, business English, Thai language, general management and
       international business management.)
231. What is the vision of University of Brunei Darussalam?
     (It is a first class international university, a distinctive national identity.)
232. When did Premier Wen say that China and Malaysia will sign agreements on mutual
     recognition of higher education experience and academic degrees?
     (When he was visiting the University of Malaya.)
233. What is the vision of Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education?
     (To make Malaysia a centre of higher educational excellence by the year 2020.)
234. In which university did Premier Wen Jiabao deliver a speech when he visited Singapore ?
     (Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao delivered his speech at the National University of Singapore on
       Nov. 19, 2007.)
235. What did Pan Guangxue, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia attend in the University of
       Cambodia on Feb. 21th this year?
     (He attended the launching ceremony of Chinese Corner at the University of Cambodia and


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     donated books and digital documents to the leading university in Cambodia.)
236. When was the 9th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency competition held in Thailand?
     (On June 11, 2010.)
237. When and where was 2010 Joint Conference of Confucius Institutes in Asia held?
     (On June 26, 2010 in Singapore.)
238. How many subjects does the Leaving Examination in Vietnam include?
     (Six subjects: mathematics, Vietnamese literature, foreign language, and three alternating
     subjects determined by the Ministry of Education and Training, each with a maximum value of
     10 points.)
239. When did Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao join students in singing an Indonesian folk song called
     "Ayo Mama" in the University of Al Azhar Indonesia ?
     (On April 29th ,2011.)
240. When was the Gifted Education Programme implemented in Singapore ? (In 1984)
241. In 2009, when Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Singapore, China and Singapore signed 4
     agreements, and one of them linked a university of Singapore with one of China’s. What are they?
     (Singapore University of Technology and Design and China's Zhejiang University.)
242. What is the motto of Thammasat University?
     (Be the finest, be fair, be the main engine of the society.)
243. Where and when was the First Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers of Education held?
     (It was held in Manila on 8-9 December 1977.)
244. When was the Compulsory Primary Education Act proclaimed in Thailand?
     (In 1921.)
245. What happened to the educational system of Thailand in 1977?
     (Thailand's educational system was changed from a 4-3-3-2 structure to a 6-3-3 system.)
246. Who could have access to education in Laos when it was under French rule?
     (Only urban elite.)
247. Can you figure out the full name of a famous university in Singapore from its abbreviated form
     ---NTU?
     ( Nanyang Technological University )
248. What are the three key education policies of Singapore?
     (Meritocracy, Bilingualism and Financial Assistance.)
249. The Ministry of Education in Singapore encourages schools to punish boys by caning for serious
     offences such as ____________________________.
     (Fighting, smoking, cheating, gangsterism, vandalism, defiance and truancy.)
250. What are the three cornerstones of Singaporean education system?

    (Use of English, Bilingual Policy, Streaming.)

251. When do the Thai school terms begin?

    (In May and November.)

252. Which university in Thailand has a member of the Royal Family graduate from it?

    (Chulangkorn University)


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253. Which university is the oldest one in Thailand?

     (Chulangkorn University - Chulangkorn is the oldest university in Thailand and is thought, by many
      people, to be the best.)

254. What is the theme of the 6th Teachers’ Conference of Singapore?

     (It’s “Teaching in the 21st century—Enriching Minds, Engaging Hearts.”)

255. What is Thammasat University famous for?

     (Thammasat is famous for graduating many Thai prime ministers and governors of Bangkok.)

256. Which university is Cambodia’s oldest and largest university?

     (The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP.)

257. Where and when was the second China-ASEAN education cooperation week held ?
     (In Guiyang from August 6th to 8th in 2009.)
258. Which country is the second largest oil producing country in Southeast Asia?
     (Brunei.)
259. Which months are the warmest in Brunei?
     (March and April.)
260. Which lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia?
     (The Tonle Sap (Great Lake.)
261. Which city is the capital and the largest city of Cambodia?
     (Phnom Penh.)
262. What governs the Cambodia’s climate and defines it into two major seasons?
     (Monsoon wind.)
263. Which country is the largest and the most populous country in Southeast Asia?
     (Indonesia.)
264. Which city is the most popular tourist destination on the island of Java, thanks to its proximity to the
     temples of Borobudur and Prambanan?
     (Yogyakarta.)
265. What makes Indonesia have two distinct monsoonal wet and dry seasons?
     (Tropical climate.)
266. Which country is the youngest one in Southeast Asia?
     (East Timor.)
267. There are more than 20 rivers of over 200 km in Laos. Among them, which river is the longest one?
     (The Mekong River.)
268. Among Myanmar's tourist sites, which is known as "city of pagodas"?
     (Bagan.)
269. What’s the time of the Fasting Month in Brunei?
     (September of the Muslim calendar.)
270. What are the major rivers in Myanmar?
     (The Irrawaddy River and the Salween River.)


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271. What sets the norms for the social life of the Myanmar people?
     (Buddhist doctrine.)
272. How many island groups are the islands of the Philippines commonly divided into?
     (Three.)
273. What accounts for much of the variations in geographic, climatic and vegetation conditions in the
     Philippines?
     (Its location.)
274. Apart from its scenic surroundings, what kind of sites is the Philippines also blessed with?
     (Cultural and historic sites.)
275. What is the most celebrated holiday in Malaysia?
     {Hari kebangsaan (Independence Day.)}
276. What is now being done to the degraded forest land in Malaysia?
     (Reforestation.)
277. Besides ancient Indian and Islamic cultures, what else is the folk art of Malaysia mainly affected by?
     (Indonesian culture)
278. When did Singapore’s emblem come in existence?
     (On December 3rd, 1959.)
279. What language is the second common language in Singapore?
     (Chinese.)
280. What are the four official languages in Singapore?
     (English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil.)
281. What is the culture of Thailand heavily influenced by?
     (Buddhism)
282. What is the weather like in Thailand from mid-May to September?
     (Rainy, warm, and cloudy southwest monsoon.)
283. What is the weather like in Thailand from November to mid-March?
     (Dry, cool northeast monsoon.)
284. Which city in Myanmar is known as “the Capital of Gold”?
     (Mandalay.)
285. When did Vietnam become a full member of ASEAN?
     (On July 28th, 1995.)
286. What are the five major religions in Singapore?
     (Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.)
287. Can you list at least 3 main tourist sites in Singapore?
     (Underwater World, Night Safari, Statues of Sir Stamford Raffles, Changi Chapel and Museum,
       Sentosa and Eat Coast Park, etc.)
288. Vientiane is the capital city and the largest city of Laos. What does “Vientiane” mean in local
     language?
     (Walled City of Scandal Wood.)
289. When is the worst time to visit Laos for traveling?
     (From March to May.)
290. What are the most popular sports in Indonesia?
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Part III (简述题)(答案已给出)
1. Why do we say Myanmar has great tourism potential?
    Myanmar, the land of Buddhist pagodas, is a fascinating country and has great tourism potentials.
Rangoon, Mandalay, Pagan, Pegu, and Tawnggyi, with their palaces and shrine and pagodas, are the
centers of tourism.

2. Give a brief introduction to Lao agriculture.
    Subsistence agriculture used to account for nearly half of GDP and provides 80% of total employment.
Besides some main crops, it has plenty of tropical-subtropical fruits.

3. Please give a brief description of the relationship between China and Myanmar.
     China and Myanmar are friendly neighbors linked by common mountains and rivers and the two
peoples enjoy long-stand friendship, towards which the Myanmar people affectionately call the Chinese
people "Pauk-Phaw|" which means “full brothers”.

4. What do you know about administration of Myanmar?
    Myanmar’s administrative area is divided into 14 administrative units, including 7 provinces and 7
minority states.

5. Make a brief introduction of the Philippine government.
    The Philippines has a presidential, unitary form of government, where the President functions as both
head of state, and head of government, and is commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

6. Give some particular examples of the Philippine customs.
     The number taboo is “13” for Philippine people, which to them means bad luck and disaster. Their
left hands are thought to be dirty, and people do not use left hands to pass on things or food. For the
religious reasons, Islamic communities do not have pork or pork products as well as milk and strong
alcohol.

7. How did Malaysia get her name?
    The name “Malaysia” was adopted in 1963 when the federation of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo
and Sarawak formed a 14-state federation.

8. How has Malaysia been doing in terms of economy recently?
   Once heavily dependent on primary products such as rubber and tin, Malaysia today is a
middle-income country with a multi-sector economy based on services and manufacturing.

9. Give a brief explanation of the executive power in the government of Malaysia.
   Executive power is vested in the cabinet led by the prime minister. The cabinet is chosen from among
members of both houses of parliament and is responsible to that body.

10. Make a brief introduction to Malaysia agriculture.
     Agriculture remains an important sector of Malaysia’s economy. Its tropical climate is very favorable
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11. Make a brief introduction to Lao commerce.
    Laos is located in the island and that there is a small population with spacious land, the commerce is
not well developed and the commerce is mainly under private control.

12. What do you know about Lao basic education systems?
    Lao basic education systems include 5 years for primary school, 3 years for junior middle school and
another 3 years for senior middle school.

13. Make a brief introduction to Lao medical condition.
    Lao medical condition in main cities are good, while in the rural areas is not that well developed.
State employees and citizens can enjoy free medical care.

14. How do you know about West Malaysia’s physical feature?
    The south is low and the north is high with alluvial plain in the east and the western coast, and
mountainous regions in the middle.

15. Give a brief introduction to the ways of division of the Federation of Malaysia.
     The Federation of Malaysia practices two ways of division, one of which is to divide the country into
states, counties and villages and the other is to divide the country into states, provinces and districts.

16. What do you know about Malaysia’s society?
    Malaysia is a multiethnic society with more than 30 nationalities, of which Malay and other
indigenous accounts for the majorities.

17. What do you know about the Kuala Lumpur city?
    Kuala Lumpur, a modern city, is the capital of Malaysia. Petronas Towers, the tallest building in the
world situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and is made up of twin towers.

18. Give a brief introduction to the road network in Malaysia.
    Malaysia owns a good road network. Trunk highways and railways go through the Malay Peninsula
from the north to the south.

19. What do you know about Myanmar’s economy?
    Its economy is largely based on farming, with the private-owned economy accounting for a large
proportion of the national economy.

20. Make a brief introduction to the Philippine administrative divisions.
    It is divided into three major parts according to the administrative regions: Luzon, Visayas, and
Mindanao.

21. What do you know about Lao administrative divisions?
    Lao administrative division consists of three levels, which are province, county and township. There
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zone.

22. Give a brief introduction to Lao state system.
    Its state system is socialism and the parliament is the highest power and legislative organ.

23. What do you know about Malaysian newspapers?
    Malaysia has about 50 newspapers, which are published in 8 languages. Major newspapers include
Malay, English and Chinese newspapers.

24. What do you know about the rice resources in Myanmar?
    Myanmar is well known as “the Country of the Rice”. It is rich in rice, chiefly grown around the
Delta of the Irrawaddy River and the Basin of the Xitang River.

25. Make a brief introduction to the Philippine economy.
     The Philippines practices the export-oriented economy with the tertiary industry taking a predominant
role in its national economy.

26. What are the characteristics of Singapore’s climate?
   Tropical rainforest climate. It is characterized by uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity and
abundant rainfall.

27. Describe the emblem “Merlion” of Singapore.
    The Merlion has a lion head and a fish body resting on a crest of waves.

28. Describe one local custom or tradition in Singapore.
    People always present business card with both hands and not have the card in black.

29. What are the two periods of development in Singaporean educational system?
    In 1959-1979, focus on vocational education; from 1979-now,
    In 1959-1979, focus on vocational education; from 1979-now, higher education.

30. What are the economic compositions in Singapore?
    Manufacturing, foreign trade, transportation, finance, and architecture.

31. Describe the aim of ASEAN integration.
    Promoting the regional cooperation in security, economy, intensification of social cooperation and
technological information.

32. What is the Thailand’s foreign policy towards ASEAN?
    Purchasing the interest of regional stability and emphasizing a close relationship with other ASEAN
members.

33. How do Thai people address the elders and the young people?
    They address the elders by adding a “Pi” before their names while “Nong” before a child to show


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endearment.

34. What does a boy do in a traditional Buddhist family if he reaches 20?
    The boy will be sent to endure a 3-month’s monk hood.

35. What are women supposed to do when meeting a monk on the way?
    Women are supposed to make way for Buddhist monks as to prevent an accidental physical contact.

36. What is your understanding on ASEAN?
    It is an economic organization for promoting economic, political and cultural development.

37. What is the role of Vietnam in ASEAN?
    Vietnam contributed the unity, stability and cooperation in ASEAN, in 1998, Vietnam successfully
    hosted the 6th ASEAN in Hanoi.

38. What are the most popular and time-honored customs of the Vietnamese?
    It is ancestor worship and commemoration of death anniversaries.

39. What areas in current ASEAN science and technology cooperation have been intensified?
    Food, biotechnology, marine, microelectronics and information, space, infrastructure, resources etc.
40. What is the ASEAN’s international cooperation?
    Cooperation with Japan, India, Korea, US, EU, and etc.

41. Which country in ASEAN in which Catholicism is the main religion?
    And which country has the largest Islamic population in Southeast Asia?
    The Philippines. / Indonesia.

42. Name two kinds of ASEAN meetings.
    ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting and ASEAN Ministerial Meeting.

43. What are the ASEAN’s achievements?
       ASEAN Enhances the cooperation among the member states in many aspects, which results in
significant achievements such as accelerating ASEAN integration and enlarging regional and external
cooperation.

44. Under what administration was a new government formed in Brunei after World War II?
    A new government was formed after World War II in Brunei under the British Military
Administration.

45. When did Brunei gain its independence from the United Kingdom?
    Brunei gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984.

46. When was the Constitution Agreement signed in Brunei?
    On 29 September 1959, the Constitution Agreement was signed in Brunei.


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47. What is the political system in Brunei?
    The constitution and the tradition of the Malay Islamic Monarchy govern the political system in
Brunei.

48. What do the three components of Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB) in Brunei cover?
    The three components of MIB in Brunei cover Malay culture, Islamic religion and the political
framework under the monarchy.

49. What is the climate of Brunei?
    The climate of Brunei is tropical equatorial

50. What is the official religion of Cambodia?
    The official religion of Cambodia is Theravada Buddhism

51. Where is the most ancient Cambodian archeological site?
    The most ancient Cambodian archeological site is considered to be the cave of L'aang Spean.

52. What is the political system of Cambodia?
    The government is a constitutional monarchy in Cambodia.

53. Which party is the major ruling party in Cambodia?
    The Cambodian People's Party (CPP) is the major ruling party in Cambodia.

54. Why 50% of Cambodia’s population is younger than 22 years old?
    Because the civil war and its aftermath have markedly affected the Cambodian population.

55. Where are Cambodia's most acclaimed universities based?
    Many of Cambodia's most acclaimed universities are based in Phnom Penh.

56. What is the highest representative body at national level in Indonesia?
    The highest representative body at national level is the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) in
Indonesia.

57. How many islands of Indonesia are inhabited?
    About 6,000 of Indonesian islands are inhabited.

58. Which island is the most populous in the world?
    Java is the world's most populous island.

59. Which country began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century?
    The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century.
60. After which countries is Indonesia the fourth most populous country in the world?
    After China, India and the USA, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world.


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61. What is the slogan of Indonesia?
    The slogan of Indonesia is Wonderful Indonesia.

62. What is the most significant season of the year in Indonesia?
    In Indonesia, the most significant season of the year is the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan.

63. How many time zones is Indonesia divided into?
    Indonesia is divided into three time zones.

64. How many countries are there in ASEAN now, and would you name a few??
    10. They are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines,
Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

65. Please name all the members of the ASEAN+3 countries?
    Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia,
Laos, Vietnam, and China, Japan, South Korea.

66. Can you name at least five famous universities in AUN?
     Universiti Brunei Darussalam/文莱大学; Royal University of Phnom Penh/ 柬埔寨金边皇家大
学,Royal University of Law and Economics/柬埔寨皇家法经大学,Universitas Gadjah Mada 印度尼西
亚葛加马达大学,Universitas Indonesia 印度尼西亚大学,Institut Teknologi Bandung 印度尼西亚万
隆科技学院,National University of Laos           老挝国立大学,University of Malaya   马来西亚马来亚大
学, Universiti Sains Malaysia     马来西亚理科大学 10. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia    马来西亚国
民大学,University Putra Malaysia          马来西亚普拉特大学,University of Yangon          缅甸仰光大
学,Yangon Institute of Economics         缅甸经济学院,De La Salle University       菲律宾达拉萨大
学,University of the Philippines       菲律宾大学,Ateneo de Manila University     菲律宾雅典耀大
学,National University of Singapore       新加坡国立大学,Nanyang Technological University      新
加坡南洋理工大学,Burapha University                  泰国东方大学,Chulalongkorn University    朱拉隆功大
学 ,Mahidol University         泰 国 玛 希 隆 大 学 ,Chiang Mai University   泰 国 清 迈 大 学 ,Vietnam
National University, Hanoi       越南河内国家大学,Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
越南胡志明市国家大学. Airlangga University Indonesia 印度尼西亚爱尔朗加大学和 Singapore
Management University 新加坡管理大学

67. What is the foundation of ASEAN aimed to do?
    To promote the prosperity and stability of the area.

68. According to the ASEAN Vision 2020 signed in 1997, what will ASEAN be built into?
  It is stated that ASEAN will be built into a community of solicitude, a society of a background without
any differentiation of sex, race, religion, language, society and culture, in which everyone can enjoy their
equal development rights for the chances.

69. According to the ASEAN Vision 2020 signed in 1997, what is the role of ASEAN in the Asian-Pacific
    area, even in the world?


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    ASEAN will be one effectually-maintaining-peace, impartial and modern organization. ASEAN is
increasingly taking on an important role in the regional and international affairs.

70. What’s the goal of AUN?
    To strength the collegial cooperation among ASEAN countries via facilitating exchanges and
collaborated research prioritized by ASEAN.

71. What are the four strategic areas under the framework of AUN?
        Increase student/teacher exchanges, develop ASEAN research projects, facilitate collaborated
research , and establish an information network.

72. Since its founding in 1967, what have the goals of ASEAN included in promoting?
     Economic growth in the region and Cultural development.

73. What’s the long-term purpose of 10+3 cooperative system?
     To establish East Asia Free Trade Area, which includes the ten of ASEAN, China, Japan and R.O.
Korea.

74. Can you explain what “Double 100,000 Plan” means?
    By the year 2020, China will have 100,000 students from ASEAN, and vice versa.

75. What is the goal of ASEAN tourism?
    Key: To promote Southeast Asia as a single tourism destination.

76. There are four major areas of cooperation under ASEAN framework. What are they?
     Political and Security Cooperation; Economic Cooperation; Functional Cooperation; and
Development Cooperation.

77. When was ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (COCI) established?
    In 1978.

78. What countries does the Mekong River run through?
    This river runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

79. What is the section of the Mekong River in China called?
    The section in China is called the Lancang River.

80. What is the theme of China-ASEAN Expo?
    Facilitating CAFTA building, sharing cooperation and development opportunities.

81. What is the motto of ASEAN?
    The motto of ASEAN is “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”.
82. What countries had colonies in Southeast Asia?
    Six countries—Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Great Britain, France and the United States—had


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colonies in Southeast Asia.

83. What is “Double 100,000 Plan”?
     “Double 100,000 Plan”, proposed by the leaders of China, is a student exchange program, making
sure that the number of exchange students from ASEAN countries to China reached 100,000 by 2020 and
vice versa.

84. How many pillars is the ASEAN Community comprised of? What are they?
    The ASEAN Community is comprised of three pillars, namely the ASEAN Political-Security
Community, ASEAN Economic Community and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.

85. What are the political systems of the ASEAN member states?
     The political systems of the ASEAN member states are various, which can be classified into the
following five types:
     * the people’s congress system         * parliamentary republic system
     * presidential cabinet system          * monarchy system            * military junta

86. When and where was the first “China-ASEAN Education Ministers Roundtable” held? And what are
    the significant achievements of this conference?
     In August 2010, the first “China-ASEAN Education Ministers Roundtable” was held in Guiyang,
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China. The participants adopted the Guiyang Declaration or Guiyang Statement) and agreed to further
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innovate China-ASEAN cultural and people-to-people exchange mechanism, establish high-level
consultation mechanism and faithfully implement the “Double 100,000 Plan”.

87. Please find the capital in Column B which matches the country in Column A.
                     A                                           B
                   Brunei                                  Bandar Seri Begawan
                   Cambodia                               Bangkok
                   Indonesia                               Hanoi
                   Laos                                    Jakarta
                   Malaysia                               Kuala Lumpur
                   Myanmar                                 Manila
                   The Philippines                         Nay Pyi Taw
                   Singapore                                Phnom Penh
                   Thailand                                 Singapore
                   Vietnam                                 Vientiane
88. The aim of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).
     The aim of the CPV is to make Vietnam a strong, independent, prosperous and democratic country
with an equitable and civilized society, to realize socialism and ultimately, communism.

89. Vietnam is divided into 5 centrally-controlled municipalities, what are they?
    Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Da Nang and Can Tho.
90. What is the power of the National Assembly of Vietnam.
  It has the power to draw up, adopt, and amend the constitution and to make and amend laws. It also has


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responsibility to legislate and implement state plans and budgets, as well as appoints the president.

91. Please state the political system of Thailand.
     The politics of Thailand currently takes place within a framework of constitutional monarchy,
whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government and a hereditary monarch is head of state.

92. In Thailand, what is the role of King according to the constitution?
  The King has little direct power under the constitution but is a symbol of national identity and unity.

93. Who is the lady?




    Yingluck, Thailand's first female Prime Minister and at 44 is the youngest Prime Minister of Thailand
in over 60 years.

94. What is Lakas-CMD short for? Please describe its position in Philippine politics.




    Lakas-CMD is short for "The Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats", which is the current ruling
political party in the Philippines.

95. How does the Philippines President function?
     The President functions as both head of state, and head of government, and is commander-in-chief of
the armed forces.

96 . What is considered to be a pillar of Philippine foreign policy?
      The welfare of the some four to five million overseas Filipino contract workers is considered to be a
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97. What is the difference between Cambodia's monarchy and most other monarchies?
     Unlike most monarchies, Cambodia's monarchy isn't necessarily hereditary and the King is not
allowed to select his own heir.

98. How to select a new king in Cambodia?
     The Royal Council meets within a week of the King's death or abdication and select a new King from
a pool of candidates with royal blood.

99. Give a simple explanation of the Executive power and Legislative power in Cambodia.
    Executive Power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government
and the two chambers of parliament, the National Assembly of Cambodia and the Senate.

100. What do you know about Brunei's Constitution and Government?
     Brunei is an independent sovereign Sultanate which is governed on the basis of a written constitution
which recognizes the Sultan as the head of the state with supreme executive authority.

101. What kind of policy does Brunei adopt in international relations?
    Brunei pursues a non-aligned foreign policy.

102. Please tell something about Brunei's relationship with China?
    Brunei stands firmly for the One-China policy and established diplomatic relations with China in
1991. Brunei and China enjoy a long standing friendship as well as long term friendly interactions.

103.Why is Nanning of Guangxi considered as the best site for CASEAN Expo?
      First, Guangxi is located in the center of China and has particular geographical advantages. Second,
it has become the platform for the economic and cultural exchanges and co-operation between China and
ASEAN. Third, it has laid a solid foundation in the 50 years' construction. Finally, it has a close
relationship in humanities with Southeast Asian countries.

104. What is the aim to hold CASEAN Expo?
     Its aim is to promote the construction of China-ASEAN FTA, strive for mutual benefits and
common prosperity, provide and share opportunities for business communities within the China-ASEAN
regions.

105.Say something about the monarch of Malaysia----the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA).
     According to the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, the YDPA is considered as the Supreme Head of
the Federation (Article 32). As a constitutional head, the YDPA is to act on the advice of the Prime
Minister (Article 40.

106. Describe the state of Indonesia under the leadership of Suharto.
     Under Suharto’s from 1966 to 1997, Indonesia enjoyed stability and economic growth, but much
wealth was concentrated in the hands of a small group of people.

107. Describe the presidential system of Indonesia.


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     Indonesia is a republic of presidential system. The president is the head of the state and the
commander-in chief of the Indonesian armed forces.
108. What is the function of the People’s Consultative Assembly of Indonesia?
     The main functions are supporting and amending the constitution, inaugurating the president, and
formalizing broad outlines of state policy.

109. Which countries does Myanmar’s foreign investment come from?
    China, Singapore, The Philippines, South Korea, India, and Thailand.


110. What does the new capital Naypyidaw of Myanmar mean?
     It means "city of the kings".

111. When was Myanmar admitted into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations?
     On 23 June 1997.

112. What countries is Myanmar bordered by?
     It is bordered by India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand.

113. What are the 10 member nations of ASEAN?
     Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and
Vietnam.

114. What is the aim of the Hanoi Declaration?
     In July 2001, the 34th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting adopted the Hanoi Declaration, aiming at
narrowing development gap for closer ASEAN integration.

115. What did the 6th Meeting of ASEAN NATOs issue in July, 1998?
     In July 1998, the 6th Meeting of ASEAN National Tourism Organizations ( ASEAN NATOs) held in
Singapore issued the Plan of Action on ASEAN Cooperation in Tourism, resolving on intensifying
ASEAN cooperation in tourism in areas.

116. What was the theme of the 5th AMMSWD (ASEAN Ministerial Meeting for Social Welfare and
    Development?
     The 5th AMMSWD was held in December 2004, under the theme “ Enhancing a Community of
Caring Societies”.

117. What was ASEAN’s earliest initiative on environmental cooperation?
     With the support of United Nations Environment Programme, ASEAN’s earliest initiative on
environmental cooperation was the ASEAN Sub- regional Environment Programme of 1977.

118. Where does Negara Brunei Darussalam lie?

    It lies in the northwestern part of the Island of Kalimantan, southeastern Asia.



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119. What are the main rivers in Negara Brunei Darussalam?

    The main rivers are the Kuala Belait River, the Tutong river, the Temburong River and the River of
Brunei.

120. What is Negara Brunei Darussalam rich in?

     Negara Brunei Darussalam is very rich in petroleum and natural gas.

121. What are the Administrative Divisions in Negara Brunei Darussalam?

    The country is divided into districts, towns and villages. There are four administrative districts,
namely Brunei-Muara, Kuala Belait, Tutong, and Temburong.

122. Please list the famous universities in Philippines.

    University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, the Oriental University, the Far East
University, and University of Santo Tomas.

123. In Philippine what is the top legislator and what does it consist of?

     In Philippine the parliament is the top legislator, which consists of the Senate and the House of

Representatives.

124. By what is the Philippine government exercised?

     The Philippine government is exercised by presidential cabinet.

125. How many major parts is the Republic of the Philippines divided into?

     The Republic of the Philippines is divided into three major parts according to the administrative
regions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

126. What is the main domestic activity on which most rural households depend in Cambodia?

     The main domestic activity on which most rural households depend is agriculture and its related
sub-sectors.

127. Which aspect in Cambodia is the service sector heavily concentrated in ?

     The service sector is heavily concentrated in trading activities and catering-related services.

128. What could have a great effect on the future of the economy in Cambodia?

     Production of oil could potentially have a great effect on the future of the economy.

129. What was Cambodia’s fastest growing industry?

     Tourism was Cambodia’s fastest growing industry.

130. What does Indonesia has extensive natural resources?
      Indonesia has extensive natrual resources, including crude oil, natural gas, tin, copper, and gold.

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131. What are the city of Luang Prabang and Wat Phou in Champasak famous for ?
  Luang Prabang, a historical site, was the acient capital city of Laos and Wat Phou is a well-Buddhist
temple in Laos. Both of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

132. What kinds of measures has the Lao Government taken in tourism?

     Increasing the investment to tourist infrastructure, reducing visa fee and relaxing border tour
 registration.

133. What kind of transportation does Laos primarily rely on ?

   They primarily relies on highways, waterways and air transportation.

134. What are the major waterways in Laos ?

    The major waterways are Mekong and its tributaries.

135. What are the major contributors in Laos’ investment?

    The major contributors are Thailand, The Us, The Republic of Korea, Malaysia, France and China.

136. Please enumerate the four special economic zones of Myanmar?

    Lao Cai , Panghsang, Mongla, Kachin State.

137. What does Singapore’s nation service industries include?

     The nation’s service industries include retail and whole sale, hotel ,tourism, transportation,
telecommunication, bank and commerce.

138. What are chief foreign investors in Singapore?

    Its chief foreign investors came from America, Europe and Japan.

139. What are principle goods in the export trade of Singapore?

    Its principle goods in the export trade are electronic vacuum valve, date processing machine ,
 processing of petroleum products, and telecommunications equipment.

140. What does agriculture of Singapore mainly depend on ?

   Its agriculture mainly depends on raising poultry, fishing ,breeding decorative fish and plants(orchids).

141.What are major trading partners of Malaysia?

    United States, Singapore ,Japan and China.

142. Talk about Malaysia’s major import products?


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   Its major import products are machinery equipment ,tobacco, food and fuel.

143. Which area were foreign funds invested in Malaysia?

   Foreign funds were invested in electronic equipment, printing and publication, chemical products.

144. What are the three main crops in Malaysia?

     Rubber, palm oil and cocoa.

145. Talk about aviation industry of Malaysia briefly.

     Aviation industry of Malaysia is very flourishing .Malaysia Airlines Company runs the civil aviation
with more than 100 planes and 110airlines including 68 international airlines.

146. How important the tourism industry is in Malaysia?

     The tourism industry of Malaysia is the third economic pillar and the second source of foreign
currency earnings.

147. How about ocean transportation in Malaysia?

    Ocean transportation of Malaysia is very flourishing. It has 1008 boats and ships. It also has 50
ocean-gong vessels.

148. What are major export products of Malaysia?

      Major export products of Malaysia are electronic equipment, chemical products, liquefied natural
 gas, crude oil and palm oil.

149. What Indonesia is called?

   Indonesia is called “A Country of Ten Thousand Islands”, “An Island Country”, “ An Emerald on the
Equator”, and “A Country of Volcano”.

150. What are the traditional industries in Indonesia?
    The traditional industries are textile, foodstuff, and timber processing and so on.

151. Which countries are the main export partners of Indonesia?
    The main export partners of Indonesia are the United States, Japan, Singapore, China, Malaysia, R.O.
Korea, Germany, China Taiwan and Australia.

152. What do the main industries include in Indonesia?
     The main industries include mining, spinning, and light industry, ect.

153. What are Indonesia’s transportations mainly?
     Indonesia’s transportations are mainly roads and waterways.

154. What destinations will you choose when you travel in Indonesia?
     Yogyakarta is the most popular tourist destination on the island of Java, thanks to its proximity to the

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 temples of Borobudur and Prambanan.

155. What do the major agricultural products include?
     The major agricultural products include palm oil, rice, tea, coffee, spices and rubber.

156. What is the base of tradition of folk literature in Vietnam?
     The country has a rich tradition of folk literature, based around the typical 6–to-8-verse poetic form
named ca dao, which usually focuses on village ancestors and heroes.

157. What does "áo dài"mean in Vietnam's culture?
      "Áo dài" is a key part of Vietnam's culture, worn for special occasions such as weddings and religious
festivals. White áo dài is the required uniform for girls in many high schools across Vietnam.

158. Briefly describe the traditional Vietnamese wedding.
     It is one of the most important of traditional Vietnamese occasions. Depending on the tradition of
specific ethnic groups, marriage includes various steps and related procedures, but generally there are two
main ceremonies: betrothal ceremony and wedding ceremony.

159. Tell us how to show a respectful greeting for Thais?
   They join the palms of their hands and bow their heads.

160. In Thailand,what kind of gesture is considered to be highly disrespectful?
   Pointing at someone or touching someone with feet.

161. What is the tradition of Buddhist families in Thailand?
     The Buddhist families send the boy to endure a 3-month’s monkhood when they were 20 years of
age.

162. Due to major historical factors, most Filipino mestizos that reside in the Philippines are now of
    which countries' descent?
    Due to major historical factors, most Filipino mestizos that reside in the Philippines are now of
Spanish, American, European, Chinese, and other foreign descent.

163. In what aspects are the Hispanic influences most Philippine’s evident?
      The Hispanic influences are most evident in literature, folk music, folk dance, language, food, art and
religion.

164. Please name at least three important holidays in Philippine.
     New Year's Day, Labour Day, Good Day, Independence Day, National Heroes Day, Christmas Day,
Rizal Day.

165. Look at the picture. What does the national emblem of Cambodia stand for?
   It stands for a unified, integrated, united and blest country under the King's leadership.



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166. Briefly describe the" gifts giving etiquette "in Cambodia.
     Gifts are usually given at Cambodian New Year(Chaul Chnam) . No gifts are on birthdays. They
usually wrap the gifts in colorful paper and use both hand to give the gifts. Knives as gifts are forbidden.

167. Which city is the capital of Cambodia and how is it now?
      Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. It is striving to architecturally become more
of a "developed capital", while still retaining much of the beauty that made it a Paris of the East before
1970.

168. Briefly tell something about the religion in Brunei.
     Islam is the official religion of Brunei which is enshrined in the Brunei Constitution. Other faiths
practiced in the state include Christianity and Buddhism.

169.What do you know about the school feeding scheme?
    The government has a school feeding scheme whereby full meals are given to rural schools and light
meals to those in the urban areas.

170.What does red mean in the national emblem of Singapore?
    Red is the symbol of universal brotherhood and equality of all human beings.

171.What are the official languages of Singapore?
    The official languages are English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil.

172. In terms of its culture, why Singapore is popular?
     Singapore is popular because of the way it has economically evolved and progressed and at the same
time preserved its age-old traditions and customs.

173. People of Singapore's eating habits are often influenced by_____?
     Singapore’s eating habits are often influenced by those of Guangdong, Fujian, Hainan and
Shanghai.


174. Briefly talk about fashion in Malaysia.
    The Malaysian people like to dress in their traditional costume. In spite of the penetration of western
modes of dressing and western influenced style, Malays like to participate in the social and cultural
occasions dressed in their traditional costume.

175. Discuss music in Malaysia briefly.

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    Music in Malaysia was born out of necessity. In order to live comfortably in an age where there was
no phone and fax, musical instruments like rebana ubi, or giant drums were used as tools of
communication. Music in Malaysia bears the influences of Indonesian, Thai, Portuguese, Filipino and
Chinese music.

176. Briefly introduce some traditional Malaysia dances.
      Dance forms in Malaysia are also diverse like the music of country. The country boasts of numerous
traditional dance forms. Some of the popular traditional dance forms are Joget, Inang, Silat, Shadow Plays
and Datun Julud. Joget is a traditional dance form that is generally accompanied by flute and dance, Inang
is a Malay folk dance performed in front of royal guests).

177. Describe the state of religious belief in Indonesia.
     The government officially recognized only six religions: Islam, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism,
Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism.

178. Describe the feature of Cuisine in Indonesia?
     Indonesian cuisine varies by region and is based on Chinese, European, Middle Eastern, and Indian
precedents. Rice is the main staple food with side dishes of meat and vegetable.

179. What`s the generally accepted form of greeting among Lao people? Show us how to perform it,
     please.
     Nop. It`s performed by placing one`s palm together in a position of praying at chest level, but not
touching the body or clothes.

180. Why should one never point the feet to any object when talking to Lao people?
     Feet are considered to be the lowest part of the human body.

181. Why should one never touch Lao people’s head?
     Head is the highest part of the body and should always be respected.

182. In Laos, a couple can live together although they are not married under law, is that true? Why?
     The marriage ceremony is a tradition that characterizes the uniqueness of Lao culture.Most couples
live together and are accepted and acknowledged by their family and society as once they have gone
through the ritual of marriage ceremony.

183. When paying a visit to a Lao family, what does one usually do?
     A beautifully wrapped gift is necessary.Go through the front door and take off shoes before entering
the house.

184. What have ASEAN and China achieved in the area of culture?
     In the area of culture, ASEAN and China have achieved a milestone in cooperation with the signing
of a Memorandum of Understanding on Cultural cooperation on August 3, 2005, aiming to promote
culture cooperation through artistic collaboration and exchange, joint research and study, exchange of
information and people-to-people exchange and interaction.


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185. There are four international schools which are acknowledged by WASC and College Board, and what
     are they?
     The International School Yangon (ISY), Crane International School Yangon (CISM), Yangon
International School (YIS) and International School of Myanmar (ISM).

186. Please say something about Independence Day of Cambodia.
     The Independence Day of Cambodia is on November 9. Cambodia achieved independence from
France in 1953. The Independence Day is used to memorize the big event of Cambodia.

187. In 1945, after the Japanese surrendered, what happened in Laos?
      After the Japanese surrendered in 1945, Laos began her Independent Movement, and established
the government led by Prince Phetshala, and finally declared its independent on October 12 in the same
year.

188. What is the "Separate Control of India and Myanmar"?
     In 19th century, British colonialists occupied Myanmar, and Myanmar was annexed as a province of
British India. The "Separate Control of India and Myanmar" was a policy that the British colonialists
enforced in Myanmar in 1937. Under the policy, Myanmar was governed directly by British King.

189. What happened to Philippines in December 1898?
     In December 1898, America and Spain signed "the treaty of Paris" after the America-Spain war.
According to the treaty, America occupied the Philippines. Philippines was reduced to a colony of
America.

190. In May of 1847, what event happened in the history of Brunei?
     In May of 1847, Britain made Brunei sign A Friendly Trade Treaty between Britain and Brunei. From
  then on, Brunei became the semi-colony of Britain from an independent country.

191. What did Philippines face during 1940s to 1970s?
      During the years 1940s to 1970s, the Philippines has faced great changes. The country faced
political instability since 1946, and the late 1960s and early 1970s saw economic development that was
second in Asia, next to Japan.

192. What does Brunei become of after its independence?
     After Brunei became an independent country, its economy grows steadily, people live a well-off life
and the society is stable. In foreign affairs, it pursues a policy of non-alignment and be friendly with every
country.

193. How was the Cambodia National Unification established?
     On March 23 of 1970, King Sihanouk in Beijing of China announced the establishment of the
Cambodia National Unification. On May 5, with Prince Penn Nouth as its Prime minister and Khieu
Samphan vice minister, the government of Cambodia Kingdom National Union was set up.




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194. During the period 1816 to 1903, there were continuous combats initiated by the Indonesia people
     against Netherlands. Please list some influential combats.
     The most influential battles against the Netherland were the Maluku uprising against Netherlands
from 1816 to 1818, the uprising of Java people, the western Sumatra combat against Netherlands from
1825 and the Aceh war from 1873 to 1903.

195. How did the war in the south of Philippines end?
     The war in the south of Philippines was ended by the peace agreement which was signed by
both the Philippine government and the Moro National Liberation Forces, the largest anti-government
organization on September 2, 1996.

196. What event remarks the establishment of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area?
     On November 4, 2002, Premier Zhu Rongji of the Republic of China, together with the leaders
of ASEAN members, signed China-ASEAN Frame work Agreement on Comprehensive Economic
Cooperation. It remarks the establishment of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area.

197. How did Malaysia get her name?
     The name “Malaysia” was adopted in 1963 when the federation of Malaya, Singapore, North
Borneo and Sarawak formed a 14-state federation. However, the name itself had been vaguely used to
refer to the areas in Southeast Asia prior to that.

198. How did the title "Sudan" of the monarch of Brunei come into existence?
     In 1414, the king of Brunei, Betattar, married the daughter of Sudan, the king of Mansca Kingdom,
and was conferred the title Mohamme. Betattar believed in Moslem and changed the name of the country
to Sudan and he himself became Sudan I. From then on the monarch of the country followed the title
"Sudan".

199. Please give a brief description about the events happened in Indonesia from 1945 to1950.
     On August 17, 1945, the Republic of Indonesia was founded. In November 1949, Holland and
Indonesia signed The Treaty of Round-table Conference ,therefore Indonesia became a federal republic
and a member of Hol-Indonesia Federation. In August 1950, Indonesia established republicanism and on
August 27, it became a member of the United Nations.

200. When and how was the first republic in the Philippine history founded?
     On June 12, 1898, during the war between America and Spain, the Philippine up-risers took
the chance to declared the independence of the Philippines. Thus the first republic came into existence in
the Philippine history.

201. Why did Association of Southeast Asia(ASA) break up?
      Because Malaysia quarreled with Philippine over their territory, and Singapore became independent
from Malaysia.

202. What is the significance of the signing of ASEAN Charter?
     ASEAN Charter is the first legal document to restrain all the members of ASEAN, and it is an


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important legal safeguard of ASEAN, therefore, the signing of ASEAN Charter is a milestone of ASEAN.

203. How was the history of colonization of Myanmar in its history?
     In 1886, the UK controlled the whole Myanmar, annexed it to India, and administered it as a
province of British India. In 1937, Myanmar became a separate, self-governing colony, Japan controlled it
in 1942, but the UK recontrolled it in 1945. Myanmar finally gained its independence from the UK in
1948.

204. Myanmar was once called Burma, tell the reason why it is called Myanmar now.
     On September 18,1988, the army led by Defense Minister General Saw Maung staged a coup d’Etat,
took the power, formed the SLORC. This military government announced the abolition of its Constitution,
the dissolution of the People’s Assembly and the National Authority. On June 18, 1989, the SLORC
adopted the name “Union of Myanmar” for English transliteration.

205. Give a brief introduction to the establishment of “Socialist Republic of Union of Burma”.
     Burma became independent from the UK on January4, 1948, as the “Union of Burma”. In 1962,
General Ne Win led a military coup, abolishing the government headed by U Nu and establishing a
military government with socialist economic policies, and it became the “Socialist Republic of Union of
Burma” on January 4, 1974.

206. How is the relationship between China and Myanmar?
     On June 8, 1950, the two countries formally established diplomatic relationship and mutually sent
ambassadors. In 1954, China and Myanmar together with India jointly advocated the Five Principles of
Peaceful Coexistence. China began to provide financial assistance to Myanmar. Henceforth, the two
countries live together in peace and harmony.

207. Tell the process of British’s invasion of Singapore in the 18th century.
     The British had first established its presence in the Straights of Melaka(Malacca) in the 18th century
and parts of its policy in the region included the East India Company setting out to secure and protect its
line of trade from China to India. Fearing encroaching Dutch presence, Raffles argued for an increased
British presence in the region through Singapore.

208.When Singapore was united with Malaya(now Malaysia) and when did it become independent?
     In 1963, Singapore was united with Malaya, and on the 9th of August 1965, Singapore became a
sovereign, democratic and independent nation.

209.Why Thailand is the only Southeast Asian nation that has never been colonized by western powers?
     For one reason, Thailand had a long succession of very able rulers in the 1800s, and for another,
Thailand was able to exploit the rivalry and tension between the French and the British.

210. From the 12th century till now, how many periods did Thailand go through?
     The Buddhist Kingdom of Sukhothai(1238-1378)→the Kingdom of Ayutthaya (1350-1767) →
Thonburi Period(1767-1782)→Chakri Dynasty(1782-).



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211.Tell the cause of the fall of Ayutthaya Period in Thailand history.
     During the Ayutthaya Period, the Burmese invaded Thailand, and the invasion caused the Ayutthaya
Period to fall in 1767.

212. Give a brief introduction to the relationship between China and ASEAN.
     From 1950s to 1990, China set up Sino- ASEAN relationship with all the members of ASEAN, with
Singapore being the last one. In recent years, political ties between China and ASEAN nations have been
developing and expanding smoothly, while marked progress has been made in bilateral trade, two-way
investment, project contracting and labor services.

213. What are the significances of CASEAN Expo?
     It is: (1) a platform for exchanges and cooperations
            (2) the attraction of trade, investment and tourism within China-ASEAN
            (3) the promotion of the establishment of China-ASEAN FTA
            (4) the stimulation of the development of Guangxi.)

214. What was the background of the emergence of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area.
     When the economies of the ASEAN members started recovering in 1999 from the ravages of the
1997 Southeast Asian Financial Crisis, meanwhile, the Chinese economy entered a phase of high-speed
development. It then became obvious that pursuing a China-ASEAN FTA was a wise strategic option
beneficial to both sides.

215. How was the history of colonization in the Philippine history?(Only 3 or 4 of them are required.)
   1) The beginnings of colonization started to take form when Philip Ⅱ of Spain ordered successive
       expeditions.
   2) The Philippines was ruled as a territory of the Viceroyalty of New Spain from 1565 to 1821,
      and administered as a province of Spain from 1821 to 1898.
   3) After the Spanish-American War in 1898, Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States.
   4) After the Japanese were defeated in 1945, control returned to the United States.
   5) The Philippines was granted independence from the United States on July 4, 1946.}

216. Will you please talk about the geographical characteristics of ASEAN countries brief?
      The 10 countries of ASEAN,with a very important geographical position, link two Oceans (the
Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean). This is a tropical areas cover so many peninsulas and islands, with
so many seas around. Most of the countries are situated near the equator. It is hot all the year round . So
their geographical characteristics are "heat" and "sea".

217. Please point out China’s neighboring countries of Southeast Asia ?




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      Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam are three southern neighboring countries of China, located in the
Indo-China Peninsula. Laos lies between Vietnam to the east and northeast and Thailand to the west. It
borders Yunnan, China while Vietnam borders both Yunnan and Guangxi, with the South China Sea to the
whole east. Myanmar is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, situated in the west Indo-China
between the Tibetan Plataea and the Malay Peninsula,bordering Tibet and Yunnan of China to the
northeast.

218. Would you please explain the saying about Vietnamese agriculture: “One should pole carries two
   baskets of rice.”
     “One shoulder-pole” refers to the long-narrow S-shaped outline of Vietnam as a bamboo shoulder
pole. And “Two baskets of rice” stands for the Mekong Plain and the Red River Plain, the two largest rice
producing regions in Vietnam.

219. Please introduce the three major barns in the world briefly.
     Siam of Thailand: It is a lush and fertile valley in the Central Plain of River, with the basin of the
Chao Phraya River flowing across, which is richest and extensive rice producing area , which is called
“the Rice Bowl of Thailand”;
    Yongon of Myanmar: located in the Delta of the Irrawaddy and the Xitang River of Myanmar; Saign
of Vietnam: located at the Mekong Plain, known as one the “two baskets of rice.”)

220. What is the importance of the city of Manila in the Philippines?
      Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is the second most populous city in the country, with more
than 1.6 million inhabitants. It is the economic and political center of the country, with several functional
places like Cultural Center, International Conference Center, Trade and Business Exposition Center, etc. It
is also a cultural city of interest with a long history, for it was influenced by Indian and Chinese
civilization, as well as Spanish and American culture, which attracts numbers of visitors every year.

221. What do the three stars symbolize in the national flag of the Philippines?




  The three golden stars refer to the three islands of the Philippines: Mindanao, Luzon and Visayas
   Islands.
222. What is the climate like in the Philippines?
     * The local climate is hot, humid, and tropical.
     * There are three recognized seasons: the hot season or summer from March to May, the rainy season
       from June to November, and the cold season from December to February.

223. Will you please list three of the political systems of Southeast Asia and give an example of the
     countries belonging to each of these systems?(Only 3 or 4 of them are required.)
     Just 3 kinds of the following are required (with one example for each is enough ):


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      The People’s Congress system---- Vietnam (or Laos)
      The Monarchy system ----- Thailand (or Cambodia / Malaysia/ Brunei)
      The Presidential Republic system -----Singapore
      The Presidential Cabinet system--- the Philippines (or Indonesia)
      Military Junta------ Myanmar )

224. Look carefully at the picture and tell us what you know about it briefly.




    This is the picture of Angkor Wat (吴哥窟), located in northern Cambodia. It is one the most
important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. The temples of Angkor were built between 802 and 1220
AD, showing the astonishing architectural achievements. It was declared a UNESCO world heritage in
1992 and was placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in the same year.

225. What are the religious beliefs for most Cambodians?
     Religion in Cambodia is predominantly Buddhist with 95% of the population being Theravada
Buddhists. Most of the remaining adheres to Islam, Christianity, Animism and Hinduism.

226. What’s the climate like in Singapore ?
     The climate of Singapore belongs to tropical rainforest. It’s characterized by uniform temperature
and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. There are no distinctive seasons in Singapore, which
do not observe daylight saving time or a summer time zone change.

227. What are the major industries in Malaysia?
      Malaysia used to be the largest producer of tin, rubber and palm oil in the world. Manufacturing has
 a large influence on the country’s economy. It has a biodiversity range of flora and fauna and is also
 considered one of the 17 most Mega diverse countries in the world.

228. What are the mineral resources of Myanmar ?
      The mineral resources of Myanmar, mainly in tin, tungsten, zinc, aluminum, antimony, manganese,
 gold and silver are rich. Myanmar gets the high status of jewelry in the world, among which, ruby is the
 most valuable, so the stone of Myanmar is also designated as ruby. In addition, high-quality spinal,
 tourmaline, period are also produced in Myanmar.

229. What's the close relationship between China and Myanmar, geographically speaking?
     China is located to the northeast of Myanmar. China and Myanmar are close neighbors linked by
common mountains and rivers. Located in the Indo-China Peninsula, Myanmar is the largest country in



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mainland Southeast Asia, situated in the west Indo-China between the Tibetan Plataea and the Malay
Peninsula,bordering Tibet and Yunnan of China to the northeast.

230. Why do the rivers and lakes of Vietnam play an important role and give it a great reputation ?
      Vietnam has very rich water resources, with two rivers flowing through: the Mekong River and the
 Red River, which form two big rice-producing plains --- the Mekong Plain and the Red River Plain in
 sub-tropical areas, known as “Two baskets of rice”.

231. Which river is the most important one in Cambodia? Describe it briefly.
     Cambodia’s most important river is the Mekong River, the longest river in Southeast Asia and the
tenth largest in the world. The Mekong River flows from north to south through Cambodia and is
navigable for much of its course. Its principal lake is the Tonle Sap (Great Lake), the largest freshwater
lake in Southeast Asia, providing the agriculture with very rich sources. ( It flows into the Mekong during
the monsoon season. When the waters of the Mekong River increase and reverse the flow of the lake.

232. What does the image in the middle of Brunei’s national flag symbolize?




     The image in the middle of the Brunei’s national flag is the picture of Brunei’s national emblem.
  There is the royal umbrella with two upturned hands on both sides, which are the symbol of the Islamic
  belief.

233. Would you please describe the importance of Malaysia’s geographical location ?
     Malaysia is separated into two parts: Malaysia Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia.( or East Malaysia
and West Malaysia). West Malaysia occupies main part of Malay Peninsular with South China Sea to the
whole east and northeast, and Indonesia to the southwest with Strait of Malacca passing by, which is a
very important route of transportation and military passway, connecting Indian Ocean and South China
Sea.

234. Please tell us the importance of the location of Vietnam briefly.
     Vietnam is located in the eastern part of Indo-China peninsula. It borders China to the north, Laos
and Cambodia to its west, facing the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast and South China Sea. On the map it
is seen as an S-shaped long trip of land. The Mekong Plain and the Red River Plain are two
grain-producing areas, known as “two baskets of rice”.

235. Would you please introduce the origin of the Mekong River and the countries it flows through in
    Southeast Asia.
     The Mekong River covers more than 4000 km and it is the longest river of Southeast Asia and is one
of the most important water systems in the world. Originated in Yunshu, Qinghai Province of China, the


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Mekong River (called the Lancang River in China) flows through Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia
and Vietnam, half of ASEAN countries. The Mekong drainage areas in Southeast Asia are all rich
producers of food crops. By Ho Chi Minh City it outflows into the South China Sea.

236. Please give a brief introduction to the Central Plain of River in Thailand.
     The Central Plain of River is located in Central Thailand with the basin of Chao Phraya River
flowing across a lush and fertile valley. It is the richest and most extensive rice producing area in the
country and is known as “the Rice Bowl of Thailand. Bangkok, the capital and the center of politics and
economy of Thailand is located in this region.

237. What are the mineral resources of Myanmar?
     The mineral resources of Myanmar, mainly in tin, tungsten, zinc, aluminum, antimony, manganese,
gold and silver are rich. Myanmar gets the high status of jewelry in the world, among which, ruby is the
most valuable, so the stone of Myanmar is also designated as ruby. In addition, high-quality spinal,
tourmaline, period are also produced in Myanmar.

238. Please give a short introduction to the city of Vientiane ?
     Vientiane is the capital and the largest city of Laos, situated in the Mekong Valley. It has been the
capital of many times since the 14th century. It is not the historical city and a Buddhist holy land, but also
the center of politics, economy and culture of Laos. The name of the city means “Walled City of Scandal
Wood”.

239. Would you please say something about the natural resources on the Philippines?
     The Philippines is an archipelago with very rich in natural resources, from land to marine to mineral
resources. It is also the biggest copper producer in southeast Asia, and among the ten top producers of
gold in the world. Other important natural resources include iron ore, chrome, nickel, cobalt and silver.
Fishery, rice , corn and various kinds of fruits are also abundant.

240. Would you please talk about the water resources in Singapore briefly ?
     Singapore , though short of freshwater rivers and lakes, has a very effective system of water
collection and utility. It has a large network of reservoirs and water catchment areas. Marina Barrage is a
huge dam, built around the estuary of three rivers in Singapore, providing additional water supply
catchment area and improving flood control.

241. Please make a short statement about the water way transportation of Brunei ?
     Brunei lies in the northwestern edge of Kalimantan Island, facing the South China Sea. The main
ports in Brunei are Maura Deepwater Port, Bandar Seri Begawan Port, Kuala Beloit Port and Istanna
Nurul Izzah Port, from which, with large capacity, petroleum and natural gas are exported to Singapore,
Malaysia, China, Thailand and the Philippines.

242. Please give a brief introduction to the natural resources of Malaysia ?
      Malaysia is well-endowed with natural resources in areas such as agriculture, forestry and mineral. It
is a big producer and one of the top exporters of rubber and palm oil as well as cocoa, pepper, pineapples
and tobacco. It is also noted for its forestry resources and agricultural products.


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243. Please introduce the geographical constitution of Indonesia.
     Indonesia is a large archipelago country and lies between the Indo-China Peninsula and the
Australian continent, including 18,000 islands, known as “A Country of Ten Thousand Islands ”. The
main islands are Kalimantan, Sumatra, Irian, Sulawesi and Java, with the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean
around.

244. Look at the national flag of Cambodia and say something about it.




      The national flag of Cambodia is composed of three colors – red, blue and white, with the largest
temple group in the middle which named Angkor Wat which symbolizes the profound history and culture
of Cambodia. The red color stands for the nation, white for Buddhism and blue for the Royal Family,
coinciding with the national aphorism “People, Religions, and King”.

245. Tell what you know about the location of ASEAN countries coasting the South China Sea.
     The South China Sea is located in the southeast part of Asia. S-shaped Vietnam borders China to its
north and almost its coastline faces the South China Sea to the east and the south (which is as long as
3,260 km.). The Philippines lies between the Pacific Ocean and he South China Sean to the west. Brunei
and the larger part of Malaysia on the north of Kalimantan Island also face South China Sea to their whole
north.

246. What is the outcome of education at the end of Primary school in Singapore? (Only 3 or 4 of them
  are required.)
     In Singapore, the Outcome of Education At the end of Primary school means: pupils should

*be able to distinguish right from wrong            *know their strengths and areas for growth

*be able to cooperate, share and care for others    *have a lively curiosity about things

*be able to think for and express themselves confidently           *take pride in their work

*have healthy habits and an awareness of the arts                  *know and love Singapore

247. We, the teachers of Singapore, pledge _______________.(Only 3 or 4 of them are required.)

   *We will be true to our mission to bring out the best in our students.

   *We will be exemplary in the discharge of our duties and responsibilities.

   *We will guide our students to be good and useful citizens of Singapore.
   *We will continue to learn and pass on the love of learning to our students.

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   *We will win the trust, support and co-operation of parents and the community so as to enable us to
    achieve our mission.

248. What is the mission of University of Brunei Darussalam?
     Our mission is to develop the individual and society as a whole through the cultivation and
enrichment of the intellect, faith and culture accomplished through the creation of a conducive
environment for achieving excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, public service and
professional practices.

249. What is the mission of the Royal University of Phnom Penh? (Only 3 or 4 of them are required.)
  The Royal University of Phnom Penh has a five-fold mission:
  1). The training and production of qualified graduates with relevant abilities and skills;
  2). The promotion of research for academic advancement and national development;
  3). The extension of knowledge and technological transfer and development towards
      national self-reliance;
  4). Academic service to the public and private sectors, and community development;
  5). The promotion of cultural preservation, exchange and development.)

250. What is the mission of the National University of Laos?
      The mission of National University of Laos is to meet the development of Laos in a suitable,
efficient and equitable manner.

251. English is so popular in the Philippines that by the time the child enters elementary school, he or she
     has __________________.
     Built a vocabulary of English that includes body parts, names of animals and objects, action verbs,
simple adjectives, polite expressions), and simple questions.

252. What happened to education of Thailand in 1921?
     In 1921, the Compulsory Primary Education Act was proclaimed.

253. What are the Singaporean National Education Messages? (Only 3 or 4 of them are required.)
   They are Singapore is our homeland; this is where we belong.
   We must preserve racial and religious harmony.
   We must uphold meritocracy and incorruptibility.
   No one owes Singapore a living.
   We must ourselves defend Singapore.
   We have confidence in our future.)

254. When and how was the first institution for the disabled established in Thailand?
     In Thailand, the first institution for the disabled was established in 1938, when a school for the Blind
was opened in Bangkok by the Foundation for the Blind in Thailand, under the initiative of a blind
American lady, Miss Genevieve Caulfield.

255. What is the mission of Education Service rendered by Singaporean Ministry of Education?


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     It is to mould the future of the nation, by moulding the people who will determine the future of the
nation. The Service will provide our children with a balanced and well-rounded education, develop them
to their full potential, and nurture them into good citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to family,
society and country.
256. What does Singaporean Ministry of Education expect of teachers ?
     Teachers must keep up with professional developments in their fields, and judiciously apply new
educational theories and practices to the classroom. They need drive and conviction to translate education
policies into practical and effective programmes to meet the learning needs of their pupils.

257. What is the national philosophy of education in Malaysia about?
     The national philosophy of education states that "Education in Malaysia is an ongoing effort towards
further developing the potential of individuals in a holistic and integrated manner so as to produce
individuals who are intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and physically balanced and harmonious, based
on a firm belief in and devotion to God".

258. What education system is patterned after in Myanmar and why?
   It’s United Kingdom’s system, due to nearly a century of British and Christian presences.

259. Where and when was the 13th ASEAN Educational Forum and Young Speakers Contest 2012
     held?
     The 13th ASEAN Educational Forum and Young Speakers Contest 2012 was opened in
Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh City on June 26th , co-organized by the Ho Chi Minh City National
University and ASEAN University Network.

260. What did ASEAN Leaders view education as at the 11th Summit in December 2005?
     They viewed education as the vehicle to raise ASEAN awareness, instil the “we-feeling” and create a
sense of belonging to the ASEAN Community. The Leaders also called for ASEAN Education Ministers
to focus on enhancing regional cooperation in education.

261. What is the outcome of education at the end of Secondary school in Singapore? (Only 3 or 4 of
  them are required.)
   At the end of Secondary school, students should:
  * have moral integrity
  * believe in their abilities and be able to adapt to change
  * be able to work in teams and show empathy for others
  * be creative and have an inquiring mind
  * be able to appreciate diverse views and communicate effectively
  * take responsibility for their own learning
  * enjoy physical activities and appreciate the arts
  * believe in Singapore and understand what matters to Singapore

262. What is the outcome of education at the end of Post-Secondary education in Singapore? (Only 3 or 4
  of them are required.)
  At the end of Post-Secondary education, students should


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 * have moral courage to stand up for what is right
 * be resilient in the face of adversity
 * be able to collaborate across cultures and be socially responsible
 * be innovative and enterprising
 * be able to think critically and communicate persuasively
 * be purposeful in pursuit of excellence
 * pursue a healthy lifestyle and have an appreciation for aesthetics
 * be proud to be Singaporeans and understand Singapore in

263. What do the ASEAN Scholarships aim to do?
     The ASEAN Scholarships aim to provide opportunities to the young people of ASEAN to develop
their potential and equip them with skills that will enable them to confidently step into the new
millennium.

264.What have been achieved in the Vietnamese education over years?
    Stepping into the 21st century the Vietnamese education has undergone 15 years of renovation and
has achieved important results such as increased enrollment, diversification of delivery modes and
improved school infrastructure. The level of mass education has been increased. The quality of education
began changing positively.

265. What benefits can foreign students gain in choosing Malaysia as a study destination?
     Students can benefit from: An international standard and high quality education, Competitive course
fees and an extensive selection of popular courses. A wide range of study options and universities and
colleges to choose from. Twinning degrees conducted in Malaysia, which offer a cost-effective route for
quality education and qualifications from universities in the United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Canada,
New Zealand and France.

266. What is the mission of The Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia?
      To build and create a higher education environment that is conducive for the development of a
superior centre of knowledge and to generate individuals who are competent, innovative and of noble
character to serve the needs of the nation and the world.

267. What is the purpose of teaching according to Ms Seah Jiak Choo, Direcor-General of Education of
     Singapore?
   To touch lives, ignite zeal for learning, and fuel hopes and dreams.

268. What was given to every teacher attending the 6th Teachers' Conference of Singapore?
     Each teacher attending the conference was given a crystal gem inscribed with the words, “Every
Teacher, a Gem.”

269. What is the first outcome of Singaporean teachers according to Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for
     Education of Singapore?
      First, and fundamentally, we believe that the 21st century teacher is an ethical educator who
demonstrates high professional standards of integrity and moral courage, and is a role model to his


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students and colleagues. The ethical educator develops awareness of his own strengths and limitations,
and collaborates with others to build an ethical climate.

270. What are the vision and mission of Nanyang Technological University?
     They are A great global university founded on science and technology Nurturing creative and
entrepreneurial leaders through a broad education in diverse disciplines.

271. What is the vision of Singapore Management University?
     To be a premier university, internationally recognised for its world class research and distinguished
teaching.

272. What is the mission of Singapore Management University?
     To create and disseminate knowledge. SMU aspires to generate leading edge research with global
impact as well as to produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based
economy.

273. Please give a brief introduction to the tourist site of Thailand---- Pattaya.
     Located in a crescent on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard, only 147 km from Bangkok, Pattaya is the
closest of Thailand’s major beach resorts to the capital city. The combination of its big, wide beaches,
water sports, interesting attractions, sightseeing, shopping, great hotels and resorts, international dining
experiences, together of course with a raucous and naughty nightlife scene that’s talked about the world
over, makes Pattays’s formula for fun a big winner.

274. How is the Southeast Asia’s population distribution?
     Southeast Asia’s population distribution is uneven. It mainly gathers in coastal plains, river-bank
plains and estuary deltas with a few in mountainous areas and rainforest.

275. For what reason was Malay chosen as the "national language" of Singapore?
     Malay was chosen as the “national language” by the Singaporean government after independence
from Britain in the 1960s to avoid friction with Singapore's neighbours --- Malaysia and Indonesia ---
both of which are Malay-speaking.

276. Please give a brief introduction to M. Khong Fall in Laos?
     M. Khong Fall is the most famous waterfall in Laos, located at the south of Champassack near the
border of Cambodia. This waterfall is 10 km across, drops 15 meters in flood season and 24 meters in dry
season, and flows at 40,000 m3/s in rainy period and average at 12,000 m3/s yearly, ranking at the top of
the 12 great falls of the world.

277. Which river is the most important one in Cambodia? Describe it briefly.
     Cambodia’s most important river is the Mekong River, the longest river in Southeast Asia and the
tenth largest in the world. The Mekong River flows from north to south through Cambodia and is
navigable for much of its course.

278. Can you list at least 3 major festivals of Cambodia? Introduce one of them in brief.


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     Bonn Chaul Chhnam, Bonn Chroat Preah Nongkoal, Bonn Dak Ben and Bonn Pchoum Ben, Bonn
Kathen, His Majesty the King’s Birthday, Independence Day and Bonn Om Took.
     Bonn Om Took (November) is the water festival which ushers in the fishing season and marks the
reversing of the current in the Tonle Sap River. This very popular festival attracts many people to watch
the longboat races on the Tonle Sap in Phnom Penh, fireworks and a lighted flotilla of boats.

279. How much do you know about the meeting and greeting customs of Cambodia?
     Greetings between Cambodians are dependent on the relationship, hierarchy or age between the
people. The traditional greeting is a bow combined with a bringing of the hands together at chest level.
If one intends to show greater respect, the bow is lower and the hands brought higher. With foreigners
Cambodians have adopted the western practice of shaking hands. Women may still use the traditional
Cambodian greeting. The simple rule is to respond with the greeting you are given.

280. Please give a brief geographic introduction to Indonesia.
      Indonesia is an archipelago in Southeast Asia consisting of 17,508 islands and straddling the equator.
Indonesia shares land borders with Malaysia on the islands of Borneo and Sebatik, Papua New Guinea on
the island of New Guinea, and East Timor on the island of Timor.

281. What is Bagan Museum of Myanmar famous for?
     Bagan Museum has a large number of ancient relics reflecting the splendid culture of ancient
Myanmar and providing valuable historical information for study of the formation and development of the
history of Myanmar, Buddhism and ethnic languages.

282. Please give a brief introduction to Indonesian cuisine.
     Indonesian cuisine varies by region and is based on Chinese, European, Middle Eastern, and Indian
precedents. Rice is the main staple food and is served with side dishes of meat and vegetables. Spices
(notably chili), coconut mile, fish and chicken are fundamental ingredients.

283. What has the government of Myanmar done in order to attract tourists?
     In order to attract tourists, the country has improved roads, built international standard hotels, and
better other facilities.

284. Can you give examples to show that the people of Myanmar have been able to preserve their own
    lifestyles and activities despite cultural globalization?
      The people of Myanmar communicate in their own language, wear their own style of clothing
including the lonyi, relish their own style of food, pray in their own way, play their own games, celebrate
their own festivals, receive treatment with their own traditional medicines, and perform their own rituals
in every aspect.

285. Can you introduce 2 famous tourist sites in Yangon (Rangoon), the former capital city of Myanmar?
     The famous gold-plated Shwedagon Paya, the tallest pagoda in the world; the reclining Buddha in
Chaukhtatgyi Paya, 75 meters long, 30meters high, the largest in the world; and the exquisite Karaweik
Palace and beautiful Inya Lakes.



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286. Why is Mindanao one of the most exciting tourist destinations in Southeast Asia?
     Mindanao is the second-largest and the most southerly island, with a very different feel from the rest
of the country. A variety of Muslim ethnic groups live here. Mindanao’s many natural attractions, rich
flora and fauna, cultural diversity, and colorful ethnic festivals make Mindanao one of the most exciting
tourist destinations in Southeast Asia.

287. What is the climate like in the Philippines?
     The local climate is hot, humid, and tropical. The average yearly temperature is around 26.5℃. And
there are three recognized seasons: the hot season or summer from March to May, the rainy season from
June to November, and the cold season from December to February.

288. Can you give at least 3 examples of the Philippine customs?
     1) The number taboo is “13” for Philippine people, which to them means bad luck and disaster. 2)
Their left hands are thought to be dirty, and people do not use left hands to pass on things or food. 3) For
the religious reasons, Islamic communities do not have pork or pork products as well as milk and strong
alcohol. 4) Philippine people are not interested in having ginger, viscera of animals and the whole fish.

289. Can you describe the geographical location of the Philippines?
     It generally lies between 116°40′and 126°34′E.longitude, and 4°40′and 21°10′N. latitude, and borders
the Pacific Ocean on the east, the South China Sea on the west, and the Celebes Sea or Sulawesi Sea on
the south.

290. What kinds of festivals are observed by Chinese in Malaysia?
     Chinese in Malaysia typically celebrate festivals that are observed by Chinese around the world.
Examples are: Chinese New Year, the Qingming Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival and the Mid-Autumn
Festival. In addition, Buddhists Chinese also celebrate Vesak.

291. What is the climate like in Malaysia?
     Its climate is tropical with warm weather all year round. Temperature in the lowlands ranges from
21℃ to 32℃. The highlands are cooler, where temperature ranges between 15℃ to 25℃. Annual rainfall
varies from 2,000 mm to 2,500 mm.

292. In terms of the natural resources of Vietnam, what does “One Shoulder-Pole carries two baskets of
      rice” refer to?
      “One Shoulder-Pole” refers to the long-narrow center of Vietnam, while “two baskets of rice” stands
for the Mekong Plain and the Red River Plain, which are the two well-known grain-producing areas.

293. Give a brief introduction to the Singapore’s National Flag.
     The flag is horizontally divided into two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white; near the hoist
side of the red band, there is a vertical, white crescent partially enclosing five white five-pointed stars
arranged in a circle.

294. In terms of the natural resources of Vietnam, what does “Gold Mountains and Silver Seas” refer to?
     “Gold Mountains and Silver Seas” gives us a vivid description of the rich natural resources of


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Vietnam. The northern and western mountain area of Vietnam is covered with forest, rich in valuable
timber and other forest products, where a variety of rare birds and animals live. At the same time, there are
different kinds of mineral resources in Vietnam, such as coal, iron, copper, tin, zinc, lead, chromium and
antimony, especially coal. All these resources account for the “Gold Mountains”. The rivers and lakes of
Vietnam give it the reputation of “Silver Seas” because of their wide range of aquatic resources.

295. What’s the climate like in Singapore?
     Its climate is characterized by uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rain
   fall.

296. Please give a brief introduction to the Wat Phra Kaew of Thailand.
     The Wat Phra Kaew, generally called the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is regarded as the most
sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is located in the historic center of Bangkok, within the grounds of
the Grand Palace. The construction of the temple started when King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I)
moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok in 1785. Unlike other temples it does not contain living
quarters for monks; rather, it has only the highly decorated holy buildings, statues, and pagodas.

297. Please describe the typical Thai mode of greeting— Wai gesture briefly, and then just show us with
   it.
     The Thai mode of greeting is the most important thing that you must know while visiting Thailand.
The Thais join the palms of their hands and bow their heads in order to show a respectful greeting.
However such greetings are not to be used for a child! (show)

298. What is the characteristic of the climate in Vietnam?
     Vietnam is located in the tropical and temperate zone. Its climate is characterized by generally high
temperature and humidity all year round, a tropical monsoon climate.

299. Please describe the national flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
     The national flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is rectangular in shape. Its width equals to
two-thirds of its length. In the middle of a red background is a golden star. The red stands for the
revolution and victory, the golden star represents the Communist Party of Vietnam. The five points of the
golden star are the symbols of the workers, farmers, soldiers, intellectuals and the youth.

300. Please give a brief introduction to Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay.
      Located on the western coast of the Beibu Gulf,, it is one of the wonders of the world. It is over 100
km east of Ha Noi, and more than 100 km from the border between China and Vietnam. It is famous for
its beautiful scenery, and it is called “the sea of Guilin” because its beauty is just like that in Guilin, China.
On December 17, 1994, it was officially recognized as one of the World Natural Heritages.




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