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Question 1: Most of this region rests on a distinct ________, the Indian Plate (the northerly portion of the Indo-Australian Plate), and is isolated from the rest of Asia by mountain barriers.
Plate tectonicsEarthNorth American PlateGeology

Question 2: According to historians Sugata Bose and Ayesha Jalal, Indian Subcontinent has come to be known as South Asia "in more recent and neutral parlance."[9] ________ Ronald B.
SanskritIndian religionsIndologyAbu Rayhan Biruni

Question 3: The terms "Indian subcontinent" and "________" are used interchangeably.
Brāhmī scriptPunjabi languageSouth AsiaHindustani language

Question 4: The Indian subcontinent, also Indian Subcontinent and other terms, is a region of the Asian (and, in turn, the Eurasian) continent on the Indian tectonic plate south of the ________, forming a land mass which extends southward into the Indian Ocean.
Hindu KushDeccan PlateauHimalayasWestern Ghats

Question 5: [18][19] It was once a small continent before colliding with the Eurasian Plate about 50-55 million years ago and giving birth to the ________ and the Tibetan plateau.
Hindu KushWestern GhatsHimalayasDeccan Plateau

Question 6: [23] It may also include the island country of ________[24].
CyprusMaldivesPhilippinesEast Timor

Question 7: The region may also include the disputed territory of ________, which was part of the British Indian princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, but is now administered as a part of the Chinese autonomous region of Xinjiang.
TibetAksai ChinArunachal PradeshBaekdu Mountain

Question 8: [25] A booklet published by the ________ in 1959 includes Afghanistan, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), India, Nepal, and Pakistan as part of the "Subcontinent of South Asia".
United States Secretary of StateBureau of Diplomatic SecurityUnder Secretary of State for ManagementUnited States Department of State

Question 9: It generally comprises the countries of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh;[14] it often also includes Nepal, Bhutan, ________ and offshore Sri Lanka[20] and may include the Maldives.
Non-Aligned MovementAfghanistanNATOCentral Intelligence Agency

Question 10: In addition, it is also home to a variety of geographical features, such as glaciers, rainforests, valleys, ________, and grasslands.
AntarcticaAtacama DesertSaharaDesert


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