The Geography of South Asia discussion questions

After you finish watching the above YouTube, please answer following questions (you can also apply what you have learned from class as well):

  • What are the boundaries that define the South Asia? (10 points)
  • What are the three main rivers in South Asia? (6 points, 2 points for each main river)? And which river area is the most densely populated? (4 points)
  • What does the monsoon mean? (5 points) And why summer monsoon is also called “life-giving” monsoon? (or why summer monsoon is so important in South Asia?) (10 points)
  • Other than the major crop rice, please list other three major crops (or economic/cash crops), and where they are primarily planted? (15 points, 5 points for each crop and its main distribution area)