Food For Thought
Slice of Life
A Taste of South Asia
1.What is the name for the Korean rough equivalent of a geisha?
2.What form of Buddhism is dominant in Vietnam?
3.What period fell between the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution in China?
*Three Lean Years
*100 Flowers Movement
4.Who was the mythological first emperor of China?
5.What letter roughly means either 'uncle' or 'Mr.' in Burmese?
6.Which is not a major ethnic group of Singapore?
7.What is the Romanized Vietnamese alphabet called?
8.What is the Thai version of the Hindu Ramayana called?
9.What was the name of the supreme council of the Burmese state during the time it was a kingdom?
10.What is the name of the unusual lake in central Cambodia?
11.What was the first Southeast Asian city of modern times to achieve a population of 1 million?
12.What is the name of the epic Vietnamese poem written by Nguyen Du in the early 1800s?
*Long nghi thai gap
*Luc lac phuong hai
*Doan truong tan thanh
*Nguyen Du thai ngoi
13What or who were the 'negeri'?
*A cannabalistic tribe of New Guinea who have disappeared
*Sultanates in Malaysia and Indonesia
*Small farm implements used for rice cultivation
*The provincial elite of Malaysia during British rule
14.What was the name of the Vietnamese communist party in the South?
15.What was the name of the Thai ruler who skilfully negotiated with the British to keep Thailand under self-rule?
Though not viewed as a respectable job, the kisaeng were admired for their skills in art and music.
3. Three Lean Years.
The 'Three Lean Years' occurred roughly from 1961-1963. The other three choices all occurred prior to or during the Great Leap Forward.
4. Yellow Emperor
As in...U Thant and U Nu
The first complete written version was completed during the reign of the great Siamese king Rama I in 1797.
12. Doan truong tan thanh
This poem is more popularly known as the 'Kim Van Kieu' after the names of the 3 main characters.
13. Sultanates in Malaysia and Indonesia
He's also the king depicted in the film 'The King and I'!
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