Special Sub-Topic: Geography of Southeast Asia
|What is the dominant religion of Malaysia?|
Islam. Indonesia and Brunei are the other two mainly Islamic countries in Southeast Asia.
|What is the name of the major river, often called the "Danube of Southeast Asia", that crosses or borders six countries and has its delta in southern Vietnam?|
Mekong. The countries is crosses are Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China. The countries it borders are Thailand and Burma (Myanmar).
|Which of these countries has not been affected by mass immigration of Chinese people?|
Laos. The Chinese living in Southeast Asia are dominant in business, but are often resented by the local people who feel they take jobs and revenue away from the country.
|Which of these countries was under British colonial rule until its declaration of independence in 1957?|
Malaysia (Malaya). Indonesia was controlled by the Dutch, Cambodia by the French, and the Philippines firstly by Spain and then by the USA.
|What does "CMIO" stand for, in relation to Singaporean government policy?|
Chinese, Malay, Indian, Other. In Singapore, every resident is categorised according to his/her ethnicity. Chinese make up over seventy-five percent of the population.
|What did the French colonialists christen their combined possessions of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia?|
Indochine. The French divided Vietnam into three separate parts: Annam, Tonkin, and Cochin China. Indochine was known as Indochina by English speaking nations.
|In what country would you find the cities of General Santos, Cabanatuan, Batangas, and Quezon City?|
Philippines. General Santos is on the southernmost island of Mindanao. The others are on the main island of Luzon. The influence of the Spanish colonisers of the country is evident in these names.
|Which Southeast Asian nation is the most advanced, according to all development indicators eg life expectancy, infant mortality rate, urbanisation rate?|
Singapore. Singapore was one of the original "Mini Tigers" of Asia, countries which had rapidly industrialised societies and productive economies. Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand are all approaching modernisation, but Singapore was the first.
|Denpasar is the capital city of which Indonesian island?|
Bali. Bali is the only predominantly Hindu island of Indonesia.
|Vientiane is the capital of which Southeast Asian country?|
Laos. With barely half a million residents, Vientiane is the second smallest capital in Southeast Asia, after Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei.
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