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According to Korean legend, the nation ___ by Tan'gun in 2,333 B.C.
a. was founded
b. was found
The Yi dynasty ___ Korea for over 500 years, from 1392 to 1910.
Korea was a colony of the Japanese empire from 1910 to 1945, and regained ___ independence at the end of World War II.
The country was divided ___ North and South soon after the end of the war.
a. in to
___, the Korean peninsula contains both the Republic of Korea (South) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North).
South Korea and North Korea ___ by a boundary line near the 38th Parallel.
a. are divided
b. is divided
The capital of South Korea is Seoul; ___ North Korea is P'yongyang.
a. that one
b. one of
c. that of
As of 1997, the populations of South Korea and North Korea ___ around 46 million and 15 million, respectively.
The geography of Korea is ___, and only 20% of the land is suitable for farming.
At 1,950 meters, Cheju island's Mt. Halla is the ___ point in South Korea.
c. most high
Summers in Korea are hot and humid, ___ winters are usually cold and dry.
South Korea ___ one of the fastest-developing economies in the world during the past 35 years.
c. has had
South Korea is one of the ___ leading producers of steel, ships, and computer chips.
The Korean language is thought by many linguists to ___ to Japanese.
b. be related
c. had been related
The main religions in South Korea ___ Christianity, with approximately 49% of the population, and Buddhism, with about 47%.
The 1988 Summer Olympics ___ in Seoul.
b. was held
c. were held
In 2002, the World Cup soccer championships will be ___ by South Korea and Japan.
T'aekwondo, a Korean martial art, ___ in many countries around the world.
a. is practiced
Two Korean sports figures who ___ famous recently are Park Chan-Ho (baseball) and Pak Se-Ri (golf).
c. have become
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