Asia is the largest and most populated continent on the planet. It contains both of the most-populated countries (head into the quiz if you think you know which they are!) in the world and most of the world's people. It reaches from the Mediterranean to the Pacific, bounded on its northern edge by the Arctic Ocean and on the southern side by the Indian Ocean. It includes countries with climates fairly similar to that of Southern Europe, as well as very high-altitude, dry countries, and hot, wet, heavily forested countries. It's enormously culturally and linguistically diverse, meaning that almost nobody is fully familiar with all of its languages and history.
With civilization having begun in the Fertile Cresent in Mesopotamia, Asia technically covers the cradle of civilization, as well as including the home of the biggest empire ever to exist and also the most advanced nations throughout most of human history prior to the last 300 years. For the purposes of this quiz, we're going to focus on South Asia and the Far East - watch out for Central Asia and the Middle East coming soon in their own quiz! - so if you know your Mongol, Indian, and Chinese history, you'll doubtlessly ace this quiz. Let's see how you do!