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