World Geography Jeopardy
Geographical Terms and
1. Half of the Globe
2. An imaginary circle around the
middle of the earth halfway
between the north and south pole
3. An imaginary rod on which the
4. A true representation of the
shape of the earth.
5. A key telling what symbols are
used on a map to represent various
6. Distance east or west of the
prime meridian, measured in
7. The parallel of latitude that is
23degrees 30’ north of the equator
8. The meridian of 0 degrees longitude that passes
through Greenwich, England, and from which
other longitudes are measured east and west.
9. A map that shows the natural features of the
10. A letter, picture, or sign that represents
something on a map
11. Distance north or south of the equator,
measured in degrees
12. The parallel of latitude that is 23
degrees 30’ south of the equator.
13. An imaginary line where each calendar
day first begins, running mostly along 180
14. A map that shows boundaries of nations
and other cultural features.
15. The relationship between a distance on
the earth’s surface and the same distance
as represented on a map.
16. An imaginary line that passes through
all points of the same longitude.
17. The imaginary boundary of the north polar
region at 66 degrees 30’north latitude.
18. A series of 24 zones each 15 degrees
determined approximately by meridians, within
which the same standard time is used.
19. A map that shows elevations as well as the
positions of points often in color and with contour
20. A system comprised of parallels and meridians
for locating places on the earth’s surface.
21. An imaginary line on the earth connecting points
of equal latitude.
22. The imaginary boundary of the South
Polar Region at 66 degrees 30’ south
23. The direction from the International
Date Line that the next day begins.
24. A map that employs different colors in a
definite order to distinguish land at differing
heights and water at varying depths
25. Lines drawn on a map connecting all
points that are the same altitude above the
26. The making and study of maps and
27. Either end of the earth’s axis located at
90 degrees north latitude or 90 degrees
28. A system instituted by the United States
to take advantage of the extra hours of
daylight in the summer.
29. A cylindrical map projection in which
the distortion of areas increases as it nears
the poles but is essential for marine
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30. Lines on a map that join all places
having the same temperature
Geographical Terms and Understandings: Land
1. One of the seven great divisions of land on the earth.
2. A body of land entirely surrounded by water.
3. A natural elevation of the earth’s surface, rising high
above the surrounding level
4. A trembling of the earth’s surface caused by changes
beneath the surface.
5. The shallow portion of the seabed bordering most
continents and terminating in a slope which
descends steeply into deeper water.
6. The level of the ocean, which is the same all over the
7. A narrow portion of land nearly surrounded by water.
8. A raised part of the earth’s surface smaller than a
9. A mountain or hill having an opening through which
molten rock, steam, and ashes are expelled from within.
10. A mountain ridge across a continent which separates
streams flowing in opposite directions.
11. The elevation of a place above sea level.
12. A point of land jutting out into the water.
13. A long depression or hollow lying between hills
14. A break in the earth’s crust, where the land on
either side has moved up, down, or sideways along
15. The points at which the land drops sharply and
rivers usually become unnavigable.
16. Land adjoining a sea or an ocean.
17. A narrow strip of land connecting two larger
portions of land.
18. An area of mostly high, generally level land.
19. A long dry period caused by the absence of
20. A hollow or depression in the earth’s surface,
almost entirely surrounded by highlands.
21. A large part of a continent that forms a
section of its own.
22. A group of many islands
23. A broad area of flat or gently rolling land.
24. The act of making lands suitable for human
25. A chain of mountains
26. Not having an outlet to an ocean or a sea.
27. A ring-shaped coral reef island that surrounds a
28. A deep, narrow valley with steep sides.
29. Tiny sea animals whose skeletal remains can
build up to form a reef
30. A ridge of rock sand or coral at or near the
surface of the water.
Geographical Terms and Understanding
1. One of the four largest bodies of water on the
2. A body of freshwater or salt water of
considerable size, surrounded by land.
3. The beginning of a brook or river.
4. A large river of ice formed from snow on high
5. An artificial waterway for navigation or
6. A large natural stream of water.
7. A portion of the sea extending into the land.
8. The part of a river where its waters empty into the
sea or into another river.
9. An area where the soil is under shallow water, such
as a swamp, marsh or bog.
10. A place where water is collected and stored for future
use especially an artificial basin created by the damming of
11. The movement of water from the
earth to air and back again to the earth
by evaporation, condensation, and
12. Part of a body of water that reaches
into the land, smaller than a gulf.
13. A river that flows into a larger river.
14. Water that lies beneath the surface
of the earth.
15. A part of a river’s course where the
water rushes over rocks.
16. The flow of a stream of water, either in a river or through an ocean.
17. A narrow waterway connecting two large bodies of water.
18. Land built up by deposits at the mouth of a river.
19. A usually dry river channel found in desert regions that fills with running water during a
20. A body of water encircled by a coral reef.
21. The regular rising and falling of the ocean.
22. A narrow inlet of the sea between the steep sides of a glaciated valley.
23. The broad mouth of a river into which the tide flows.
24. A bed of a salt lake that contains water at irregular periods
25. A very powerful ocean wave, set off by earthquakes or undersea volcano eruptions, that
causes great destruction on land.
26. The study of the ocean and the life within it.
27. A narrow strip of water extending into a coast.
28. A riverbank higher than the surrounding land.
29. The level below which the earth is saturated with water.
30. A floating mass of ice that has broken off from a glacier.
Climate and Weather
1. The condition of the atmosphere at one point on the earth’s surface at a given time.
2. The type of climate characterized by sparse rainfall, with hot or variable
3. Pertaining to the side facing the wind.
4. A warm ocean current issuing from the Gulf of Mexico and flowing northward along
the eastern side of the US
5. The most common storm worldwide characterized by thunder and lightning.
6. The average conditions of weather in a region over a period of years.
7. Term for a hot climate with either heavy rainfall year round or wet summers and dry
8. Pertaining to the side away from the wind.
9. A cold ocean current that rises in the Arctic Ocean and follows the eastern coast of
10. A funnel shaped cloud with violent winds that affects a limited area.
11. The layers of air that surround the earth.
12. Term for a climate typical of the interior of continents, characterized by hot
summers and cold winters with varying amounts of precipitation.
13. The usual westerly winds that blow between 30 and 60 degrees latitude both north
and south of the equator.
14. The continuation of the Gulf Stream that carries warm water northeastward past the
northwest coast of Europe.
15. A tropical late summer storm accompanied by high winds and heavy rain.
16. The depositing of moisture in the form of rain, hail, snow, sleet, or ice.
17. Term for a climate of the lower latitudes where the summers are hot and dry and
winters are warm and rainy.
18. Winds blowing steadily over the ocean toward the equator from the north east in
the northern hemisphere and the south east in the southern.
19. A cold ocean current in the Pacific Ocean that flows northward along the west coast
of South America.
20. A seasonal wind of southern Asia that brings heavy rain from the south in summer
and dry air from the north in winter.
The United States
North Central States
1. The level sometimes rolling gradually sloping region that stretches from the Appalachian
Highlands to the Rocky Mts.
2. The type of wheat grown chiefly in the milder climate of Kansas covering the topsoil
most of the year.
3. The crop region extending from Ohio to Nebraska on which cattle and hogs are raised.
4. The state that produces most of the iron ore for the 2 main industries of the Great Lakes
states-iron and steel.
5. A major industrial city that is also a national transportation crossroads for railroad and
air traffic and an inland and ocean port.
6. The river that with the MO and Ohio, drains one half of the US into the gulf of Mexico.
7. A kind of storm that threatens farms on the Great Plains brought on when strong winds
8. The crop now grown in the drier Plains where once there were prairies and cattle
9. A major industry of the Midwest that depends on cattle and pigs.
10. Once the auto capital world now it also is big in processed foods and machine tools
11. The only one of the Great Lakes entirely in the US dividing Michigan in 2.
12. The spring and summer storm in which violent winds cause destruction.
13. The state in the Hay and Dairy Belt known as America’s Dairyland because it leads in
dairy cattle and cheese.
14. A leading industry of Minneapolis and KC in which wheat is produced.
15. A metro area on both the KS and MO sides of the MO River that is a leading livestock
and wheat market transportation center.
16. The main tributary of the Mississippi River upon which dams were built for flood
control, irrigation, and navigability.
17. The fossil fuel abundant in Illinois which is used to generate about half the state’s
18. Bins in which wheat is stored until it is shipped to market.
19. Heavy industry takes place in this urban area in Indiana.
20. The Gateway Arch of the West; also a leader in chemical and food processing plants.
21. The waterway that links much of the Midwest via the Great Lakes with ocean trade
22. The 2 leading corn states that have some of the most valuable farmland in the US.
23. Another crop grown in the Corn Belt as feed for livestock.
24. A highly industrialized city in the NE Ohio; an important center for rubber research.
25. The chief port on Lake Erie within easy reach of raw materials and markets that
26. Low mts. In SD that eroded into gigantic rock stubs and is the location of MT Rushmore.
27. The natural force that leveled the Plains area and left behind rich black soil.
28. Organizations of several small farmers in which the costs and profits of farm production
29. A city in Kansas known for the manufacture of aircraft and aircraft parts.
30. A lake port and industrial city specializing in farm machinery, engineering, and
1. The main food and export crop of the western plains.
2. The metal mined near Sudbury, Ontario that the US needs and that Canada leads the
world in producing.
3. A source of income in the Maritime Provinces, made possible by the area’s sandy
beaches beautiful villages and well-stocked fishing streams.
4. The system of canals and locks connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean.
5. The large industrial city situated on an island in the ST Lawrence River.
6. A resource that covers half of Canada but is largely untapped.
7. A precious metal used in photography, coins, and jewelry mined in Alberta.
8. The best known product of the Golden Horseshoe off of the coast of Lake Ontario.
9. 3 canals that connect Lake Superior with Lake Huron.
10. A huge industrial city and port on Lake Ontario, important as a financial and
11. The name given to the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan where the
fertile plains produce wheat and barley.
12. High grade ore found in Quebec which America will start using as Minnesota starts
to run out.
13. A very important metal that is produced in Nova Scotia and Ontario.
14. The waterway used by oceangoing vessels to pass between Lake Erie and Ontario
which are naturally joined by the Niagara Falls.
15. A major city in British Columbia whose busy harbor is protected by a large island
with the same name.
16. 2 chief products and leading exports of the softwood forests.
17. A large island off of the east coast of Nova Scotia having rich coal.
18. A mineral used in fertilizer made in Saskatchewan.
19. The key commercial, transportation, and distribution center in the southern plains.
20. The capital of Canada, located on the border of Quebec and Ontario where many
people work in government or wood related industry.
21. The type of farming in Ontario and Quebec that supplies a large home market.
22. A metal Canada leads the world in producing that is used for galvanizing and making
23. The industry in which the majority of Canadians are engaged, working to meet the
needs of others.
24. The Nova Scotia city with an ice-free harbor that becomes an important winter port
when the St. Lawrence River freezes.
25. The only walled city in N America, beautiful and historic as well as a seaport and
26. The Garden Province, so called because much farming is done on its fertile red soil.
Prince Edward Island
27. Sand deposits that can be processed into petroleum. oil
28. One of the world’s largest aluminum production centers in British Columbia. Kitimat
29. This transcontinental road opened in 1962 and it runs almost 5000 miles. Trans-
30. An international port on Lake Superior that ships area wheat and manufactures
Middle America and the Caribbean
1. A person of mixed black and white racial backgrounds.
2. The largest city in the Western Hemisphere.
3. The cause of continuous governmental need to provide more housing, jobs and larger
4. The organization of Latin American countries and the US that works for a common
5. The country that took over the administration of the Panama Canal on 1/1/2000.
6. A person having mixed Euro and Native American ancestry as most Mexicans do.
7. The largest city and capital of Cuba.
8. A major cause of poor crop yields from small farms due to lack of $$ and education.
9. The solution thousands of Latin Americans have sought to escape unemployment.
10. The large Caribbean nation supported by USSR until 1991 where harsh Communist
control created many problems.
11. The race of most West Indians whose ancestors were imported by Spaniards to work
12. The capital of Puerto Rico and is a major manufacturing center.
13. One of the most air polluted cities where the mountains prevent winds from blowing
away factory smoke.
14. The major road system to which the International American Highway belongs which
links Central American countries.
15. The country that in 1997 had its first transfer of power without a war.
16. The predominant language of this region and a major cultural influence.
17. An international banking city and transfer point for trade and transportation.
18. Institutions that are required but that are too often distant for those who must help
support their families.
19. The country whose high standard of living includes generous social services, high literacy
rate and lots of parks.
20. The smallest most densely populated Central American country whose agriculture was
slowed by war and drought.
21. Farming in which only simple food crops are raised for family use.
22. The densely populated country of which San Jose is the capital and their economy has
prospered because rich volcanic soil.
23. Housing that results when too many people move from farms to find jobs in the cities.
24. The government program through which Mexico has redistributed half of the farmland
of haciendas to individuals
25. The least developed and poorest of the Central American countries.
26. The severely poor coffee growing country where half of the country is made up of
Native Americans who still cling to their culture.
27. The city other than Mexico City that has the largest urban population in Central
28. The problem of workers on sugar plantations where the harvest lasts 6 months and the
rest of the year is “dead” season.
29. An agreement to eliminate tariffs and other barriers to trade among Canada, Mexico
and the US.
30. The island that seceded from the Netherlands in 1986.
1. The longest and second highest mountain chain in the world.
2. The river that forms the largest drainage basin in the world.
3. The 2000 mile long desert on the coastline of Peru and northern Chile
4. Power developed for South American industries by utilizing the vast water resources
5. In South America the month having the shortest day of the year.
6. Mountains in eastern Brazil along the Atlantic Ocean.
7. The estuary of the Parana and Uruguay Rivers on which Buenos Aires is situated.
8. The ocean current responsible for the dry coastal lands of Peru and northern Chile.
9. A precious metal found in large deposits in each of the highland regions.
10. The disturbances along with active volcanoes that cause physical change in the
11. Low mountains along Brazil’s northern boundary covered with tropical rainforests.
12. The large shallow lake in Venezuela that is the site of vast oil deposits.
13. The treeless, grassy plains in Argentina and Uruguay that have rich soil and a
14. The type of vegetation covering much of the Amazon Basin
15. The side of the Andes Mountains that receives rain from the Atlantic trade winds.
16. The broad high plateau between parallel ranges of the Andes in Bolivia and Peru.
17. The highest body of water in the world on which steamships operate, located on the
border of Bolivia and Peru.
18. The flat rocky tableland in southern Argentina having a cool dry climate.
19. A group of islands west of Ecuador on which live huge turtles and various strange
20. The element that is in short supply in upper elevations of the Andes Mts making
21. The frigid island shared by Argentina and Chile at the tip of South America that is
beset by dangerous winds and seas.
22. An important river in Venezuela that empties in to the Atlantic Ocean.
23. The level grassland region in the tropics.
24. The condition of the soil in the rain forest.
25. The partly forested sparsely populated scrublands in Paraguay and Argentina.
26. The highest peak in the Western Hemisphere at 22,000 above sea level.
27. The channel of water that separates Tierra del Fuego from the S American mainland.
28. A major feature that moderates the South American tropical climate.
29. The South American beast of burden that is also a source of fine wool.
30. The highest waterfall in the world located in Venezuela. (over 3000 feet)
Europe Jeopardy: Occupations
1. Europe’s chief grain crop, grown almost everywhere
because of its ability to adapt to many different climates.
2. The major resource and export of Finland and Sweden
where it is used to process into paper and pulp.
3. The mineral deposits around which industrial areas have
developed in Europe
4. Famous fine quality textiles produced in the U.K. from
native and imported raw materials
5. A country famous for making precision instruments and
6. The main product made from grapes in France.
7. A Nordic nation whose ice-free harbors enable it to earn money from fishing and
8. One of the world’s most important coal fields and industrial areas in W Germany.
9. The classification of products made in Paris such as jewelry, clothing, and perfume.
10. A leading agricultural nation known for dairy and ham.
11. A source of sugar and fodder grown in France and Germany.
12. The season during which trees are cut in northern forests.
13. The leading mineral of France that is used with coal for the heavy industries of NC
14. The tiny country in the Mediterranean Sea that specializes in shipbuilding and repair.
15. One of Europe’s most famous resort regions, located between the Alps of southeastern
France and the Mediterranean Sea.
16. A staple food of Poland, which grows a large part of the world’s supply on its poorer,
17. An island where fishing, fish processing, and sheep raising are the main industries.
18. The body of water in northern Europe where offshore drilling for oil and natural gas has
been going on for some time.
19. The plant from which Belgium and Northern Ireland make fine-quality expensive linens.
20. The island west of England whose economy is based on computers and technology.
21. The grain that ranks second as a source of bread flour raised in Northern Europe.
22. The poor hilly country known for its wine and sardines.
23. The Low country whose coal fields have promoted the steel and textile industries.
24. A country whose known for its automobiles, racing cars, and cameras.
25. The type of agriculture carried on by the Dutch on the damp rich polders.
26. A Mediterranean crop, coming from Spain, grown as a food and a source of cooking oil.
27. Endangered sea animals, once an important source of food and oil, the hunting of which
28. A nation whose high standard of living is due to extensive forests, iron ore, and
abundant water power.
29. In Germany this mineral is used for plastics, dye, and fertilizers.
30. In Netherlands the world-famous cash crop that also serves as a tourist attraction.
1. The leading grain of this region, yet not enough is produced so they import it.
2. The abundant resource of the northern lands that is processed into paper.
3. The mineral found in huge deposits that have led to increased prosperity in Ukraine.
4. The enormous industry based on the resources found in Ukraine.
5. The region’s largest river which is used to facilitate trade.
6. The plant yielding coarse fibers used for blankets and padding that is grown near the
7. The aspect of the lumbering industry that makes it too expensive to utilize the north
8. High grade ore deposits in the Ural Mts.
9. The underlying reason for expensive methods of construction needed to develop the
resources in Siberia.
10. The chief means of transportation which made possible the growth of manufacturing in
11. The agriculture use of the drier eastern steppe as well as the southern mountain lands.
12. Two seas to Russia’s NW that are fished for cod, herring, and salmon.
13. The area of rich coal deposits in western Siberia.
Southwest Asia and North Africa
1. The vast desert plateau that includes Saudi Arabia, Omen, and Yemen.
2. The world’s longest river flowing northward and is over 4,000 miles long.
3. The desolate expanse across North Africa that separates the Mediterranean Arab
countries from the rest of Africa.
4. The resource that is in short supply but is greatly needed for agriculture.
5. The waterway at the western end of the Med Sea that separates Morocco and Spain.
6. A fertile spot in a desert fed by an underground spring.
7. The long body of water between Saudi Arabia and NE Africa.
8. The climate type of much of this region.
9. The area’s most important resource especially around the Persian Gulf
10. The dam built around the Nile River as part of a huge irrigation project which has helped
11. A series of roughly parallel ranges located on the Med. Coast of Morocco, Algeria, and
12. An arm of the Arabian Sea lying between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.
13. The term for the climate of the Atlas Coast and parts of turkey, Israel, and Syria that
permits the raising of fruits and vegetables.
14. An expensive fuel generally found near oil.
15. The salt lake on the border of Israel and Jordon.
16. The small peninsula between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea belonging to
Egypt but part of Asia.
17. The 2 rivers that rise in Turkey and flow through Iraq into the Persian Gulf forming a
18. The flooding river whose narrow banks of rich silt deposits support most of Egypt’s
19. The 2 essential minerals that are lacking in this region.
20. A short irregular river in the desert whose beds fills with a sudden rain but soon dries up
21. A very high range of snow capped mts that covers 75% of Afghanistan.
22. The channel formed by the meeting of the Tigris and the Euphrates that flows into the
23. The name of the rich soil region that curves through the Iraqi plains.
24. The bark of the trees grown in Morocco and Algeria that is valuable for its buoyancy.
25. A poor Islamic country in NW Africa that is being devastated by hot winds.
26. The northern most country of this region a mountainous country bordered by the Black
Sea in the north.
27. The waterway that separates Turkey in Europe and Turkey in Asia.
28. The desert covering a large portion of Saudi Arabia
29. An animal valuable as a commercial cleaning tool that is fished for in the Mediterranean.
30. The narrow strait controlled by the Turkish govt at the outlet of the Black Sea at
Southwest Asia: People
1. The term for the common ancestry language, religion, and culture that unites much of
2. An animal, sometimes called the ship of the desert that carries goods and people.
3. The educational, cultural center of Turkey named Constantinople in ancient times.
4. The country that both the Arabs and the Israelis have claimed as their historic
5. The main occupation of the people before oil was discovered.
6. The small nation established by the United Nations in 1948 as a homeland for the Jews.
7. The engineered waterway that separates Africa from Asia and connects the
Mediterranean and Red seas.
8. The capital of Iran which has been modernized since 1925 with Persian style buildings.
9. The process used in farming to make arid land productive.
10. A phosphate-rich territory now occupied by Morocco that may choose to become
11. The followers of Islam.
12. The organization that controls pricing and production of oil.
13. The capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa.
14. The strategically located country that is landlocked and mountainous and has been
devastated by war.
15. The capital of Iraq
16. The city holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians that continues to be a source of conflict.
17. The economical way of transporting oil from the oil fields to seaports.
18. Israel’s largest metropolitan area, a commercial area located on the Mediterranean.
19. A Med island country whose Turkish speaking Muslims have severed ties with Greece.
20. The small desert country on the NW coast of the Persian Gulf whose economy is based
21. The most holy city of the Muslims where they take a pilgrimage at least once in their
22. The most famous transportation route through the mountains between Afghanistan and
23. The capital of Saudi Arabia built on a site of an oasis.
24. The substance found in most Iranian lakes that is accumulating in the soil as a result of
25. The federation of 7 Arab states each ruled by a sheikh.
26. Semi-nomadic tribes consisting of non-Arab Muslims who have fought for years for their
27. An association of independent Arabic speaking countries involved in political and
economic programs to benefit member states.
28. Lebanon’s capital city on the Med Sea which is trying to rebuild its banking and
commercial center after year’s of war.
29. A situation prevalent throughout the region except in Israel, Jordon, and Lebanon that
must be remedied before advancement can begin.
30. Crowded open-air shopping centers in the old sections of SW Asian cities.
1. A versatile cash crop raised as a protein food and for its oil
2. The main crop of west Africa, where much of the world’s supply is produced
3. A precious metal, one third of the world’s supply of which is found in deep mines near
Johannesburg in south Africa
4. The animal raised in large number in south Africa for its various export products
5. The type of farming done by the majority of Africans, who raise only enough food for
6. Herders who wander from place to place in dry savannah lands in search of water and
food for their sheep, goats, and cattle
7. The tropical tree whose nutlike fruits yields an oil used for food and commercial
8. A leading export of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo that is used to
make pipes and electrical wire
9. The product derived from the palm and the peanut that is used to make cosmetics and
10. The dam built on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, which supplies
electric power for both nations
11. The leading crop of Sudan, whose production and irrigation is controlled by the
12. Once set up by Europeans as a plantation crop, now grown mostly on small farms in the
rain forest for export
13. The use made of the many diamonds found in South Africa near Pretoria and Kimberley
14. The product made from hides that is sold for export or used in the manufacture of shoes
15. Giant dam on the White Nile River near Khartoum, which was built for irrigation
16. A main crop of Cote d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast), Uganda, and Ethiopia that is used to make
a beverage and medicines.
17. A hard heavy, durable wood that is black and takes high polish
18. A prospering country that is the world’s largest supplier of gem-quality diamonds
19. The food product raised for export on tropical plantation in Mozambique, Mauritius,
20. An extension of land near Africa’s southern tip whose sandy beaches make it a favorite
21. An important grain on most Africans’ diet that grows well where moisture is abundant
22. A hard, reddish, tropical wood valuable for furniture making
23. The nation that has one of the world’s richest deposits of iron ore, on which it depends
for half its income
24. An element needed for nuclear energy that is found and processed in Niger and South
25. Big-game hunting expeditions into Africa’s grasslands
26. A staple grain, used for human and animal consumption, that is raised in hot, dry areas
where no other grains can thrive
27. A common savanna tree that produces gum Arabic, a substance used in making glue,
candy, and drugs
28. A leading mineral of South Africa and Gabon that is used to make steel and chemicals
29. A crop grown on east African plantations and farms, whose leaf fibers are made into
twine and rope
30. The disease-carrying insect that must be controlled before cattle can be raised
throughout the savanna
Asia Physical Features
1. The system of high, rugged mountains along India’s northern border, separating the
Indian subcontinent from the rest of Asia.
2. The northern part of the Indian Ocean bordered by India and Bangladesh.
3. A republic once controlled by the Dutch consisting of many thousands of islands.
4. Seasonal winds that bring torrential rains in the hot summer and cool dry air in the
5. The ore found in abundance in India that forms the core of major industries.
6. The narrow peninsula in SE Asia that includes Thailand.
7. China’s longest river that has millions of people living along its banks.
8. The island nation off the southern tip of India that has tea and rubber plantations.
9. The term for the soil of the vast fertile northern plain of India.
10. The fuel mineral of which ample reserves have recently been found in Indonesia and
11. The dry region that dominates Mongolia.
12. The greatest waterway in India whose waters are used to irrigate its fertile valley.
13. The developing Pacific republic of over 7,000 islands the largest being Luzon.
14. The dark-colored ocean current that flows northeastward from the Philippines warming
the climate of Japan.
15. The growing concern in much of this area due to heavy coal use and unregulated waste
16. The vast area bounded by the Himalayas on the south and Kunlun Shan on the north
that is too high and cold to support vegetation.
17. A great river flowing east called China’s Sorrow because of its yellow waters that cause
18. The largest and most populated of the Japanese islands.
19. A tropical cyclone occurring along the Pacific coasts of SE Asia.
20. A major source of power in China, found in Manchuria and used in the iron and steel
21. A high rugged area north of Pakistan from which several mountain ranges radiate
including the Himalayas and Kunlun Shan.
22. The river that winds through Pakistan and into the Arabian Sea.
23. The most heavily populated and industrialized island of Indonesia.
24. The natural occurrence that prevents the buildings in crowded Japanese cities from
being built more than several stories high.
25. The fuel reserves recently discovered in Brunei and Indonesia.
26. The desert that lies in China’s SW region surrounded by mountains that keeps rain-
bearing wind out.
27. The river that flows southward through Laos and empties into the China Sea.
28. 2nd largest island in the world
29. Physical features of Indonesia and Japan that makes soil fertile but is dangerous.
30. An alloy metal found in China that is used in steel and electric bulbs.
1. The area’s chief crop and the basic food of the people grown in the long hot wet
2. A flooded field enclosed by dikes in which wet rice is raised.
3. The leading source of animal protein in the Japanese diet.
4. A leading export of Japan that is derived from the cocoons of caterpillars raised on
5. An occupation of millions who live along rivers and warm shallow seas.
6. A plant grown on hot rainy plantations in India and Sri Lanka for export.
7. Large estates set up in SE Asia by Europeans to grow crops such as rubber and tea.
8. A valuable tropical hardwood used for furniture and shipbuilding.
9. The resource that has enabled countries such as Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to
become industrial giants.
10. The country that is the world’s largest producer of tin.
11. The cash crop of the Deccan plateau on which India’s major industry is based.
12. The method used on steep hillsides for growing rice.
13. The source of sea products that supplements the traditional catch in coastal and deep
14. The great industry the Japanese have developed from imported raw materials to
provide for auto production.
15. The business of producing consumer goods at home such as fabrics and carpet.
16. A product used commercially worldwide that is derived from trees on hot plantations in
17. The agricultural product that overcrowded Asian countries cannot afford to raise on
their limited farmland.
18. The lumber industry process that is neglected in some Asian countries.
19. The area in NE China that is highly industrialized thanks to coal and oil deposits.
20. The name of skillfully made artistic items that are produced for sale to tourists.
21. A plant grown chiefly in the muddy Ganges Delta in India from which twine is made.
22. The animals many Chinese raise for meat because they feed on scraps rather than
grazing on land.
23. The animal fished for in SW Asian waters whose skeleton is used as a cleaning tool
24. The chemical product manufactured on the Indian subcontinent for the improvement of
25. Thailand’s capital city where there are many shrines.
26. A food crop and a source of oil and protein grown in NE China.
27. The ancient farming method used in SE Asia in which wooded areas are burned then
fertilized with the ashes.
28. The special sea animal that is bred by the Japanese to produce pearls.
29. High-quality products made in Japan using few raw materials and much skill
30. A product of the coconut palm raised on Philippine plantations that yields an oil used to
make soap and margarine.
Australia and Oceania
1. Mountain ranges in eastern Australia that are not high but rise steeply from the coastal
2. The river in SE Australia that with its tributaries irrigates a vast area.
3. The country lying 1200 miles south of Australia that consists of 2 large islands and a
number of small inlets.
4. An arid region in the center of Australia to which these names refer: Great Sandy and
5. Wells that use natural water pressure and supply water to much of Australia’s grazing
6. The landform that occupies three fifths of Australia broken only by a few hilly ranges.
7. Australia’s longest river which rises in the eastern mountains and flows into the Murray
8. The Australian island state located south of the continent
9. A tropical storm in the Pacific that causes serious damage with its violent winds and
10. Dried coconut meat which yields an oil used for soap and candles and is a chief export
for Pacific islands.
11. The range that runs the whole length of New Zealand’s South Island and contains snow
fields and glaciers.
12. That part of the South Pacific Ocean between SE Australia and Western New Zealand
13. The country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea
14. The climate type of northern Australia and most of the Pacific islands.
15. The power produced from New Zealand’s many swift flowing rivers supplying most of
the country’s needs.