Study Guide: Southern and Eastern Asia Geography and Environment Be able to locate the following: Political features (countries): Indonesia, China, North Korea, South Korea, Vietnam, India, and Japan. Physical features (rivers, deserts, mountains, etc.): Huang He (Yellow) River, Ganges River, Indus River, Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River, Mekong River, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Sea of Japan, South China Sea, Yellow Sea, Korean Peninsula, Gobi Desert, Taklimakan Desert, and the Himalayan Mountain Range. 1. Where is the world’s tallest mountain range located? What is it called? What is the tallest mountain located in the mountain range? 2. What is a typhoon? 3. What is a monsoon? 4. What is a Tsunami? 5. Why is the Huang He River also known as the Yellow River? What makes it yellow? 6. What is loess? 7. What benefit do people living near the Huang He (Yellow) River gain by living there? 8. Where do most Chinese people live? Why? 9. What is Asia’s longest river? What is it used for? 10. What pollutants from factories affect the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River? 11. What will sanitary landfills on the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River provide? 12. Why did the international community worry about China hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics? Study Guide: Southern and Eastern Asia Geography and Environment 13. What is Asia’s Brown Cloud? 14. What natural resources can be found in North Korea? What type of power have the physical features of the Korean Peninsula helped generate? 15. Why is Japan known for its fishing industry? What makes it successful? 16. What type of climate can be found in Southeast Asia? 17. What is deforestation? How has it affected the Tropical forest region of Southeast Asia? 18. Where is the Three Gorges Dam? What energy source does it provide?