1. Some Polynesian islands are ringshaped coral islands that surround a body of water, or (1 point)
2. In the mid1800s, what event played a part in the large increase in British immigration to
Aborigines moved to the outback.
British colonists were allowed to adopt Aboriginal children.
British colonists discovered gold.
Captain James Cook described the excellent ranch lands available.
3. How does the outback compare with the rest of Australia? (1 point)
It forms fertile coastal lands where most people live.
It comprises outlying islands separate from the mainland.
It makes up the sparsely inhabited interior, with dry plateaus and plains.
It is a high, mountainous region with a great deal of volcanic activity.
4. What are the formations of rocklike material that are found in the ocean off Australia’s
5. The Polynesian islands vary widely and can be divided into (1 point)
sea islands and land islands.
small islands and large islands.
wet islands and dry islands.
high islands and low islands.
6. The _____ settled in Australia long before _____ settled in New Zealand. (1 point)
Aborigines; the Malay
Maori; the Melanesians
7. Most Australians and New Zealanders are descended from (1 point)
Pacific Islander ancestors.
Southeast Asian ancestors.
8. Assess the potential consequences for islands if global warming continues. Which of the
following is the most serious for the Pacific region?
deforestation of high islands
entire loss of nations
desertification of nation
9. Many Pacific islanders practice (1 point)
traditional forms of art, dance, and music.
Asian forms of government.
Middle Eastern forms of religion.
a command economy.
10. In the early 1900s, who controlled most of the Pacific islands? (1 point)
the island nations, which set up independent governments in the Pacific
the descendents of Australia’s prison colony, who conquered the Pacific islands
France, Spain, Great Britain, Japan, and the United States, which claimed Pacific colonies
the Maori, who spread from New Zealand and the Cook Islands to the rest of the Pacific
11. Because most of the Pacific’s low islands have poor soil and few mineral and energy
have relatively large populations.
produce bananas and cacao.
have relatively small populations.
are mainly urban centers.
12. The theory that explains how the pieces of Earth’s crust move is known as (1 point)
ring of fire.
There is no such theory.
13. Which of the following is a likely industry in Samoa compared to Australia? (1 point)
growing copra and subsistence farming
building hotels and resorts along the coast
using steel and electricity to make cars
researching and developing telecommunications.
14. What is the most likely reason Great Britain colonized the Pacific region? (1 point)
an order from the monarchy
to profit from the region’s land and natural resources
to find new markets to sell British goods
to help indigenous people improve their lives
15. A significant aspect of Australia’s environment is that Australia is the (1 point)
driest inhabited continent.
planet’s most isolated continent.
largest continent in the Pacific.
continent with the most animal species.
16. (1 point)
The product above can be described as
an important export.
both a and b
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