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14.1   Multiple Choice and Bimodal Questions 1) What type of animals

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14.1   Multiple Choice and Bimodal Questions

1) What type of animals are most closely associated with Australia?

A) amphibians

B) marsupials

C) birds

D) dinosaurs (fossils, of course)

E) mammals

2) Which exotic animal, introduced in Australia, reached plague proportions, and was finally brought under control only after the purposeful introduction of a disease that affected only this particular introduced species?

A) camels

B) dogs

C) goats

D) wallabies

E) rabbits

3) Which of the following animals is indigenous to the region of Australia/Oceania?

A) rabbits

B) hairy-nose wombat

C) sheep

D) cattle

E) brown snakes

4) What part of Australia/Oceania is most susceptible to tsunami hazards?

A) southern Australia

B) New Zealand's South Island

C) Tasmania

D) Papua New Guinea

E) Hawaii

5) What caused the dramatic decline in Guam's native bird species?

A) climatic change in the region

B) the elimination by humans of its food supply

C) the thinning of their eggshells and the subsequent death of their young as a result of heavy DDT use on the island in the 1970s

D) radiation poisoning caused by nuclear tests of the United States and France

E) the accidental introduction of the non-native brown tree snake

6) Which of the following environmental problems is NOT a major issue in Australia/Oceania?

A) Major mining operations have threatened the environment.

B) Global warming threatens to drown islands of the region as sea levels rise.

C) Wide-scale burning of forests after they have been cleared is creating smoke pollution.

D) Exotic plants and animals are leading to the extinction of indigenous species.

E) Woodlands have been destroyed to produce pastures.

7) Why have countries of Oceania been major supporters of the conventions to limit the production of greenhouse gases?

A) They are the largest producers of these gases and want to serve as an example for the rest of the world on the issue of pollution control.

B) The Pacific states are the largest producers of wind and solar energy technology, which they can sell to nations that are reducing their carbon emissions and turning to alternative fuel sources.

C) The Pacific region has the lowest air quality.

D) Greenhouse gas emissions are directly related to global temperature increase and as sea levels rise, many of the Pacific islands will be drowned if global temperatures continue to increase.

E) Pacific Islanders are staunch environmentalists, and desire a healthy world environment for everyone.

8) What is the most serious threat to New Zealand's indigenous plant and animal species?

A) climatic change in the region

B) the exportation of these flora and fauna for use in other parts of the world

C) the large wildfires that ravage the country every spring

D) poachers

E) the introduction of exotic plant and animal species from elsewhere around the world

9) The brown tree snake

A) is a native species of Guam.

B) swam to Guam from nearby islands.

C) was accidentally introduced to Guam in cargo shipped from the Solomon Islands.

D) has proved beneficial to Guam's natural environment.

E) was brought to Guam as an exotic pet.

10) What is the "Outback"?

A) New Zealand's mountainous pasture lands

B) Australia's huge, dry interior

C) the many islands of the South Pacific

D) a trendy neighborhood in Sydney, Australia

E) the name that Australians give to Tasmania

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