Geography Challenge:
Imperial China
Directions: For each slide
complete the labeling instructions,
then complete the challenge.
Always write COMPLETE
Challenge 1
 Sea of Japan
 Yellow Sea
 East China Sea
 South China Sea
 Bay of Bengal
 Arabian Sea
 Persian Gulf
 Red Sea
Look at map on
 What three island
chains east of China
might have become
important Chinese
trading partners?
Challenge 2
 Plateau of Tibet
 Tian Shan ^^^
 The Himalayas ^^
Create a Key
 Add ^^^ symbol
 Why would these
geographic features
make sea trade
more popular than
overland trade?
Challenge 3
 Huang He River
 Chiang Jiang River
Outline each river in
blue and add this to
your key
 Why do you think
the land near these
rivers would be
heavily populated?
Challenge 4
 Taklamakan Desert
 Gobi Desert
 When traders wished to
take a land route to
travel to the eastern
Mediterranean, they
had to travel across
these deserts. Explain
why each of these
might be important to
such travelers: oases,
camels, and military
Challenge 5
 Draw a RED line
showing a possible
sea route to the
southern tip of India.
Begin at the mouth
of the Chang Jiang
 Why might
knowledge of the
compass have
allowed the Chinese
to be the world’s
greatest sea power
at one time?
Challenge 6
Look at the maps of
Asia on pages 422423 of your book.
 A. What large
country is separated
from China by the
 B. What countries
are located on the
Peninsula northeast
of China?
 Label BOTH of
these on your map
Challenge 7
 Look at the map of
Asia on page 423
 A. How large is China
compared with other
countries in Asia?
 B. List two geographical
reasons why governing
a united China might
have been difficult.
Challenge 8
 Color and Label
each of the
countries on right
hand side a different
color. Use any
colors you want as
long as you do not
repeat the color for
countries near one
another. (pg.423)
 China
 Japan
 North Korea
 South Korea
 Mongolia
 India
 Arabian Peninsula (not
a country)
 Russia
 Color all otherland
Challenge 9
 Indian Ocean
 Color all bodies of
water blue

Geography Challenge: Imperial China