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  1. According to Korean legend, the nation ___ by Tan'gun in 2,333 B.C.
    a. was founded
    b. was found
    c. founded

  2. The Yi dynasty ___ Korea for over 500 years, from 1392 to 1910.
    a. rule
    b. rules
    c. ruled

  3. Korea was a colony of the Japanese empire from 1910 to 1945, and regained ___ independence at the end of World War II.
    a. its
    b. it's
    c. it

  4. The country was divided ___ North and South soon after the end of the war.
    a. in to
    b. into
    c. to

  5. ___, the Korean peninsula contains both the Republic of Korea (South) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North).
    a. Current
    b. Currents
    c. Currently

  6. South Korea and North Korea ___ by a boundary line near the 38th Parallel.
    a. are divided
    b. is divided
    c. divided

  7. The capital of South Korea is Seoul; ___ North Korea is P'yongyang.
    a. that one
    b. one of
    c. that of

  8. As of 1997, the populations of South Korea and North Korea ___ around 46 million and 15 million, respectively.
    a. were
    b. was
    c. is

  9. The geography of Korea is ___, and only 20% of the land is suitable for farming.
    a. mountain
    b. mountains
    c. mountainous

  10. At 1,950 meters, Cheju island's Mt. Halla is the ___ point in South Korea.
    a. higher
    b. highest
    c. most high

  11. Summers in Korea are hot and humid, ___ winters are usually cold and dry.
    a. while
    b. when
    c. during

  12. South Korea ___ one of the fastest-developing economies in the world during the past 35 years.
    a. is
    b. has
    c. has had

  13. South Korea is one of the ___ leading producers of steel, ships, and computer chips.
    a. world
    b. world's
    c. worlds

  14. The Korean language is thought by many linguists to ___ to Japanese.
    a. relate
    b. be related
    c. had been related

  15. The main religions in South Korea ___ Christianity, with approximately 49% of the population, and Buddhism, with about 47%.
    a. is
    b. are
    c. was

  16. The 1988 Summer Olympics ___ in Seoul.
    a. held
    b. was held
    c. were held

  17. In 2002, the World Cup soccer championships will be ___ by South Korea and Japan.
    a. host
    b. co-host
    c. co-hosted

  18. T'aekwondo, a Korean martial art, ___ in many countries around the world.
    a. is practiced
    b. practiced
    c. practice

  19. Two Korean sports figures who ___ famous recently are Park Chan-Ho (baseball) and Pak Se-Ri (golf).
    a. become
    b. becoming
    c. have become

Copyright (C) 1999 Nevitt Reagan (nevitt@gol.com)
This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal.