1. Which sentence best describes the formation of the Japanese archipelago? ①It was an island country even before the formation of the five continents. ② It was part of the Eurasian continent 30 mullion years ago. ③ It was once a big island floating in the Pacific and only a part of it (now) remains. ④ It came into being as a result of submarine volcanic eruptions and (subsequent) tectonic uplift. 2. Which best describes Japan’s climate and landscape? ① Japan is located in the temperate zone and all its regions are temperate. ② The climate and landscape vary greatly from one region to another. ③ Japan is divided into mountain ranges and desert areas. ④ Several islands have already submerged under water due to continuing global warming. 3. Which best describes Japanese views and behavior towards the natural world? ① It’s customary to curse nature for causing disasters. ② They worshiped nature and tried to coexist with it. ③ Hot springs were used as a domestic water source. ④ Rice cultivation developed with windmills.
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