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Initial Questions

For the SPICE Teacher's Guide "'My Cambodia' and 'My Cambodian America'", available for free at http://spice.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/my-cambodia-and-my-cambodian-america. Winner of the 2015 Buchanan Prize for Curricular Materials.
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Transcript of Initial Questions

Initial
Questions

Question 1
Cambodia is a country located in _______________.
a. Latin America
b. Eastern Europe
c. sub-Saharan Africa
d. the Middle East
e. Southeast Asia
Question 2
Cambodia’s official religion is ___________, and over 95 percent of the population practices it.
a. Christianity
b. Islam
c. Buddhism
d. Animism
e. None of the above
Question 3
Cambodian civilization arose relatively recently, in the 1500s. True or false?
Cambodia’s neighbors are Vietnam to the east, Laos to the northeast, and Thailand to the north and west.
Theravada Buddhism has been Cambodia’s official religion for several centuries.
Question 4
From the 1860s until it secured its independence in 1953, Cambodia was effectively a colony of _____________.
a. Britain
b. France
c. Spain
d. the Netherlands
Kingdoms have existed in Cambodia since at least the 1st century
Khmer Empire (802–1432 CE) ruled over most of mainland Southeast Asia
Question 5
Between 1975 and 1979, a radical government came to power in Cambodia and drastically transformed the country. Which changes were introduced? (Mark all that apply.)
Question 6
What are modern Cambodia's two largest industries? (Mark two only.)
Question 7
Modern Cambodia has both a king and a prime minister. True or false?
Question 8
Cambodians began immigrating en masse to the United States in the year ____.
a. 1867
b. 1903
c. 1953
d. 1979
Question 9
Today there are about _______ Cambodian Americans living in the United States.
a. 4,500
b. 13,000
c. 280,000
d. 1.1 million
Cambodia slowly lost territory and independence during "Middle Period" (c. 1450–1863)
France established a protectorate over Cambodia in 1863
__ The country's name was changed.
__ A new constitution was promulgated.
__ Money was abolished.
__ The country's flag was changed.
__ Organized religion was outlawed.
__ People who wore glasses were killed.
x
x
x
x
x
x
The Khmer Rouge ("Red Khmer") came to power in 1975
Tried to make Cambodia an agrarian Communist society
"Cambodian Genocide": ~2 million deaths by 1979
__ Entertainment
__ Textiles
__ Mining
__ Tourism
x
x
In 2013, textiles generated over $5 billion (~80% of all Cambodia's exports). Tourism generated $2.5 billion.
Modern Cambodia is a "constitutional monarchy."
A few fled Cambodia before Khmer Rouge came to power
Most left after the Khmer Rouge regime was toppled
276,667 people identified as Cambodian in the 2010 U.S. Census.
"Preah Pithu T Monks - Siem Reap" by JJ Harrison.
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.
"Image-Angkor Wat from north pond 2" by Wikimedia user Gisling.
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.
Photo: © World Bank
"Cambodia National Assembly chamber" by Wikimedia user SovanDara18. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.
Photo: © Thourn Heng of Heng It Up Photography
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