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Early Lao History

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Early Lao History game quiz
"As with my quizzes on Thailand and Burma, this quiz covers the basics of Lao (that is, of the country Laos) history. If you must know something about Lao history, you must know the facts contained within this quiz! I wish you luck...learn and enjoy!"

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1. The Lao people are culturally and linguistically most closely linked with which other neighboring people?
    Thai
    Chinese
    Vietnamese
    Cambodian


2. The earliest communities of the early Lao tribes were called what?
    Chao
    Meuang
    Cun
    Prabang


3. The name 'Lao' comes from the term for the earlier inhabitants of the region, probably Austronesian speaking people. What was the term for this group of people?
    Laopao
    Laoao
    Lawa or Lwa
    Leweo


4. By approximately 1200 AD, most of the area of modern Laos was controlled by which ancient empire of Southeast Asia?
    Annam
    Champa
    Pagan
    Khmer


5. During the time of Mongol (or Yuan, as the Mongol Chinese dynasty was known), which Thai state ruled over northwestern Laos?
    Ayudhya
    Chakri
    Sukhothai
    Lan Na


6. The first truly Lao state, called Lan Xang, began to develop around the mid 14th century. What does 'Lan Xang' translate as in English?
    Great empire of the Lao
    Land of a million elephants
    Place of the second cataract
    Buddha's tears on the mountains


7. The kingdom of Lan Xang was centered on Xiang Dong Xiang Thong. This site was eventually to become known as what?
    Thakhek
    Phong Saly
    Luang Prabang
    Sam Neua


8. The development of this site as a great kingdom is usually attributed to which hereditary prince who was born circa 1316 AD?
    Chou Anu
    Fa Ngum
    Surinyavongsa
    Xetthathirat


9. In 1560, the capital of Lan Xang was moved to which spot, where the capital of Laos currently rests?
    Vieng Chan
    Champassak
    Thakhek
    Attopeu


10. By the late 17th-early 18th century, the Lao people were divided, with Lan Xang in severe decline. Which two countries shared suzerainty over the former Lao state?
    Cambodia and China
    Thailand and Vietnam
    France and Burma
    England and Japan


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Compiled Jun 28 12