Geography final

which of the following statements about the physical environment of the Austral Realm is false
Australia rocks are much older than those of New Zealand
The animals found in Australia who carry their young in pouches are collectively known as
marsupials
____ is the study of flora and fauna in spatial perspective
biogeography
Wallaces line refers to
the line separating Australian species from non Australian species
native australians are known as
aborigines
for many years, Australia had an immigration policy that:
only white people allowed to enter the country
which of the following is not one of Australia’s major problems mentioned in the text
land border disputes
which of the following statements is false
most australians live in rural areas
which of the following cities is located nearest the Australian capital of canberra
melbourne
the governmental structure of Australia is known as
federal state
The island off the southeastern coast of Australia is known as
Tasmania
Most of the core area of Australia is located in the
southeast
about ___ percent of Australian s live in cities or towns
85%
the australian capital city is
canberra
the vast interior rural area of Australia is known as the
outback
the agricultural activity most closely associated with Australia’s moistest environment is
dairying
The eddie mabo ruling in australia deals with the rights of
aborigines
the minority group of polynesian ancestry in new zealand is the
Maori
which of the following is true
while much of interior australia is desert, much of interior new zealand is mountainous
The historic agreement between the maori and europeans in new zealand is known as the treaty of?
Waitangi
Australia plants and animals are closely related to those of Africa
false
biogeography is divided into the fields of climatology and geomorphology
false
australia does not permit the immigration of people with other than European ancestry
false
australia is the only world region that lies completely in the southern hemisphere
true
Australia is economically ahead of all pacific rim countries except japan
true
Sydney, australias largest metropolis, contains more than one fifth of the countries entire populations
true
australia is a federal political entity consisting of six states and two federal territories
true
sydney, australians modern capital, overcame competition for melbourne to be selected as the national headquarters
false
the proportion of australias population living in urban areas is presently about half that found in the european realm
false
more than 85% of australians live in cities and towns
true
australia has one of the worlds largest sheep herds, producing about one third of all the wool sold in the world
true
The crop grown in a zone extending from the vicinity of Adelaide into the States of Victoria and New South Wales, makes Australia one of the world’s leading wheat exporters.
true
wheat is australias largest commercial crop
true
the eddie mabo decision gives aborigines the right to reclaim land
true
broken Hill and mount Isa are both mineral rich complexes of Australia
true
New Zealand is located about 1000 miles northeast of australia
false
whereas australias population exhibits a strongly peripheral pattern of distribution, new zealands population is much more evenly dispersed
false
in contrast to australia, new zealands economy is mainly industrial
false
New Zealands interior is as sparsely populated as australias
true
The maori feel that the treaty of waitangi must be enforced
true
When a body of water is less than 24 miles wide, the boundary is drawn along the
median line
the largest country in melanesia by area is
papa new guinea
The island of new guinea is included in the pacific region is known as
Melanesia
The people of new guinea are
Papuans
Prior to independence, new guinea was administered by
Australia
Which of the following is false about fiji
large numbers of australians have retired to the island of fiji
which islands are located in micronesia
marshall islands
The better waterd volcanic island, where the economy is based upon agriculture, are known as the
high islands
What pacific region takes its name from the word for many, and is contained in a huge triangle whose corners are new zealand, easter Island, and the Hawaiian islands
polynesia
The region of the pacific realm that covers the greatest geographic area is called what
polynesia
An international agreement allows exclusive 200 mile fishing zones for coastal states
true
countries have always claimed at least 12 miles of offshore water
true
Melanesia is the most heavily populated of the three pacific regions
true
New Caledonia is still under the French rule
true
Micronesia gets its name from the small physical stature of its people
false
In the pacific realm, the so called high islands mainly have volcanic origins, whereas the low islands are of coral
true
High island cultures are associated with fertile soils and farming economies
true
Low Island environments are marked by economies based on fishing
true
polynesia is the pacific most populous region
false
Like Micronesian and Melanesian culture, polynesian culture is quite diverse on different islands in the region
false