Study Guide: Japan and the Koreas Test: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Japan 1. Japan is made up of four main islands and thousands of smaller islands. 2. Japan lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences many earthquakes. 3. Japan's strong economy is based on manufacturing and trade. 4. Japan--a densely crowded country--holds a population almost half the size of the United States. 5. The Japanese follow modern ways of life but keep many of their traditions. 6. The religions of Shinto and Buddhism have influenced the Japanese arts. The Two Koreas 1. The Korean Peninsula is divided between communist North Korea and noncommunist South Korea. 2. After World War II, communist troops from the Soviet Union took over the northern half of Korea. American troops occupied the southern half. 3. Korea eventually divided along the 38th parallel. 4. Both Koreas have inland mountains and coastal plains. 5. Monsoon winds affect the climate of the Koreas, bringing hot weather in the summer and cold weather in winter. 6. South Korea has a booming free enterprise economy that exports many industrial goods to other countries. 7. A communist government controls North Korea's economy.

Study Guide: Japan and the Koreas Test: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
8. South Korea has about 45 million people; North Korea, about 23 million. 9. Most South Koreans practice Buddhism or the teachings of Confucius. 10. Under communism, North Koreans are discouraged from practicing religion. 11. The capital of South Korea is Seoul. The capital of North Korea is Pyongyang. ************************************************************ Know the following definitions:
archipelago tsunami intensive cultivation clan samurai shogun megalopolis anthracite

***Check Ms. Summer’s blog for review activities you can do at home on the computer. The post is called Japan and the Koreas: Tutorials/Activities.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful

Master Your Semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Special offer for students: Only $4.99/month.

Master Your Semester with a Special Offer from Scribd & The New York Times

Cancel anytime.