What is the largest country (in terms of land area as well as population)

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MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1) What is the largest country (in terms of land area as well as population) in the region encompassing the Oceania region?

A) Vanuatu

B) New Zealand

C) Australia

D) Solomon Islands

E) Fiji

2) What is the "Outback"?

A) Australia's huge, dry interior

B) a trendy neighborhood in Sydney, Australia

C) the many islands of the South Pacific

D) the name that Australians give to Tasmania

E) New Zealand's mountainous pasture lands

3) Which of the following is NOT located in Australia?

A) the Great Dividing Range

B) the Southern Alps

C) the Western Plateau

D) the Macdonnell Range

E) the Kimberly Plateau

4) What land form dominates much of New Zealand?

A) wide plains

B) eroded sedimentary formations

C) deserts

D) volcanic mountains

E) lush tropical rainforest

5) What causes a tsunami?

A) an offshore earthquake

B) climate change

C) a volcano

D) a monsoon

E) orographic precipitation

6) High islands

A) have a volcanic heritage

B) include the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu and Kiribati

C) usually result from the collision of two tectonic plates.

D) are built from coral reefs.

E) have no relationship to volcanoes.

7) An atoll typically has all of the following characteristics, EXCEPT

A) a lagoon in its center.

B) a high central peak.

C) a fringing coral reef.

D) soil formed from coral.

E) a barrier reef

8) What event sets off the process that creates an atoll?

A) volcanic eruption

B) rifting

C) nuclear explosion

D) erosion

E) earthquake

9) Which of the following trio of factors influences the climates of New Zealand?

A) rivers, latitude and proximity to local mountain ranges

B) latitude, the moderating effects of the Pacific Ocean and proximity to local mountain ranges

C) rivers, latitude and the moderating effects of the Pacific Ocean

D) coral reefs, the moderating effects of the Pacific Ocean and rivers

E) latitude, coral reefs and rivers

10) What destroyed the Bikini Atoll?

A) a traditional missile

B) an earthquake

C) excessive logging

D) a U.S. nuclear test

E) a hurricane

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

A) dinosaurs (fossils, of course)

B) mammals

C) amphibians

D) marsupials

E) birds

12) 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) wallabies

B) goats

C) camels

D) rabbits

E) dogs

13) Which part of the Australia/Oceania region receives the LEAST amount of precipitation?

A) the mid-slopes of the 13,000-foot-plus volcanoes of the island of Hawaii

B) the interior of Australia

C) the northeast coast of New Zealand

D) anywhere in Samoa

E) the largest of the Marshall Islands

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

A) the elimination by humans of its food supply

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

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

D) climatic change in the region

E) 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

15) Which of the following areas of Australia/Oceania has NOT faced widespread environmental issues as a result of mining?

A) Nauru

B) Australia

C) New Caledonia

D) Hawaii

E) Papua New Guinea

16) Where is the Great Barrier Reef located?

A) off the southwestern coast of Australia

B) off the northeastern coast of Australia

C) along Australia's southern coast

D) along Australia's southeastern coast

E) off the west coast of Australia

17) Tuvalu, Kiribati, and the Marshall Islands are already experiencing disastrous flooding related to global climate change. What has been the response of the people on these islands?

A) The islands have banded together into a strong political union lobbying for a global solution to climate change.

B) All three have instituted a policy of transmigration, encouraging citizens to move to the center of their island countries.

C) Scientists on these islands have worked together to build a highly advanced sea wall.

D) They have built polders patterned after those found in the Netherlands.

E) They have done nothing.

18) What is the approximate population of Australia?

A) 33 million

B) 24 million

C) 15 million

D) 5 million

E) 13 million

19) The two largest cities in Australia are

A) Melbourne and Perth

B) Sydney and Melbourne

C) Sydney and Perth

D) Adelaide and Perth

E) Brisbane and Melbourne

20) Which country in Australia and Oceania is one of the world's most densely populated?

A) Fiji

B) Australia

C) New Zealand

D) Tuvalu

E) Tonga

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