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c h a p t e r 17

Review
Vocabulary
For each pair of vocabulary words, write
one sentence that explains the connection
between the two words.
1. subcontinent; plate

The Indian subcontinent is on a different
plate than the rest of Asia.
2. evaporation; drought
3. arable; sustainable
4. conservation; ecosystem
5. deity; reincarnation
6. mythology; symbol

Main ideas

geography

analyze the essential Question
How do South Asia's water systems affect how
people in the region live?
critical thinking: analyze cause and effect
16. What is the geographic connection between
snowmelt in the Himalayas and South Asia's
extensive river systems?
17. What are the effects of the wet and dry
monsoon seasons on India's farmers?
18. What geographic factors make the Ganges
Delta one of the primary agricultural regions
of the Indian subcontinent?
interpret charts

the green reVolution and
indian Villages (1955-1986)
1955

7. How were the Himalaya Mountains formed?
(Section 1.1)
8. How do people living at high elevations in
Bhutan feed themselves? (Section 1.2)
9. What are the two kinds of monsoons in India,
and what are the effects of each?
(Section 1.3)
10. What were two results of the Green
Revolution in India during the 1960s?
(Section 1.4)
11. What factors contributed to the pollution
of the Ganges River? (Section 1.5)
12. What are the consequences of water pollution
in South Asia? (Section 1.6)
13. How did Hinduism develop in India?
(Sections 2.1, 2.3)
14. What events led to India's independence from
Britain? (Section 2.4)
15. How did Islam spread to India? (Section 2.3)

492 CHAPTER 17

1965

1975

1986

60

80

100

100

Use of farm
machinery per
village

none

none

4
tractors

9
tractors

Population per
village

876

*N/A

N/A

1,076

Average size of
farms

4.8 acres

N/A

5.7 acres

N/A

Percentage of
farmland irrigated

*Not available

Source: Brace, Steve. India. Des Plaines, IL: Heinemann Library,
1999, p. 29

19. Make generalizations What happened to
the amount of land irrigated in the average
Indian village between 1955 and 1975?
20. summarize What was the trend in the
use of farm machinery? What do you think
explains this trend?



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