Some Polynesian islands are ring-shaped coral islands that surround a body of water, or
In the mid-1800s, what event played a part in the large increase in British immigration to Australia?
• 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.
How does the outback compare with the rest of Australia?
• 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.
What are the formations of rock-like material that are found in the ocean off Australia’s northeast coast?
• ocean mountains
• coral reefs
• sea plateaus
• volcanic islands
The Polynesian islands vary widely and can be divided into
• sea islands and land islands.
• small islands and large islands.
• wet islands and dry islands.
• high islands and low islands.
The _____ settled in Australia long before _____ settled in New Zealand.
• Aborigines; the Malay
• Maori; the Melanesians
• Aborigines; Europeans
• Aborigines; Maori
Most Australians and New Zealanders are descended from
• British ancestors.
• French ancestors.
• Pacific Islander ancestors.
• Southeast Asian ancestors.
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
Many Pacific islanders practice
• traditional forms of art, dance, and music.
• Asian forms of government.
• Middle Eastern forms of religion.
• a command economy.
In the early 1900s, who controlled most of the Pacific islands?
• 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
Because most of the Pacific’s low islands have poor soil and few mineral and energy resources, they
• have relatively large populations.
• produce bananas and cacao.
• have relatively small populations.
• are mainly urban centers.
The theory that explains how the pieces of Earth’s crust move is known as
• ring of fire.
• plate tectonics.
• There is no such theory.
Which of the following is a likely industry in Samoa compared to Australia?
• growing copra and subsistence farming
• building hotels and resorts along the coast
• using steel and electricity to make cars
• researching and developing telecommunications.
What is the most likely reason Great Britain colonized the Pacific region?
• 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
A significant aspect of Australia’s environment is that Australia is the
• driest inhabited continent.
• planet’s most isolated continent.
• largest continent in the Pacific.
• continent with the most animal species.
The product above can be described as
• an important export.
• both a and b
Note: Your teacher will grade your responses to questions 17–20 to ensure you receive proper credit for your answers.
What sequence of events resulted in this region having animals and plants that are different from those found anywhere else?
Why did the British look to colonize the region, and how did that change the lives of indigenous people?
How were the Aborigine people affected when their children were forced to live with British families or in institutions?
Because many Pacific economies depend on the environment, how might an exceptionally wet growing season affect the farmers in the region?
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