much do you know about Nepal? Answer the questions and then check
your answers by reading the text below.
is in Asia between China and India. The climate is surprisingly
varied. Summers are cool in the north and winters are severe.
In the south summers are sub-tropical and winters are mild. The
country experiences severe thunderstorms, flooding and droughts.
The country has flat plains near the Ganges river and it has the
mountains of the Himalayas. Eight of the world's tallest ten mountains,
including Mount Everest, are in Nepal.
offical language of Nepal is Nepali. It is spoken by 90 percent
of the 27 million Nepalese. The literacy rate is only 45 percent.
have been political problems in Nepal for a number of years. In
1951 a cabinet system of government was introduced. There have
been many changes to the system and many who disagree with the
system of government. In 2001 the Crown Prince killed 10 members
of his family including the King and Queen. Then he took his own
life. In 2002 the new king sacked the government. The country
is now ruled by a king. Elections are planned for the future.
life style for most Nepalese is subsistence. They grow their own
food and sell whatever is left over. Most people don't have washing
machines or other luxuries. They wash their clothes by hand. They
live a simple life.