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Two-thirds of Australia is occupied by this mass of old shield rocks. A) Eastern Highland

Two-thirds of Australia is occupied by this mass of old shield rocks.

A) Eastern Highlands

B) Interior Lowland

C) Western Plateau

D) Great Karoo

E) none of the above

 

2) Which of the following physical regions of Australia is the remnant of an old folded mountain range with a steep escarpment on the eastern flanks?

A) Eastern Highlands

B) Interior Lowland

C) Western Plateau

D) Great Karoo

E) none of the above

 

3) What are the dry interior drainage basins often called?

A) Desert Pavement

B) Playas

C) Uluru

D) Dinkum

E) none of the above

4) Geologically speaking, which of these is oldest?

A) Australia

B) the North Island of New Zealand

C) the South Island of New Zealand

D) They are all roughly the same age.

E) No one has any idea about the geologic age of these countries.

 

5) The ________ portion of New Guinea is the independent nation of Papua New Guinea.

A) Northern

B) Southern

C) Eastern

D) Western

E) Papua New Guinea has assumed control of the entire island.

 

6) The climate of ________ is dominated by the westerly wind belt.

A) Australia

B) New Zealand

C) New Guinea

D) Polynesia

E) none of the above

 

7) The eastern coasts of New Zealand are much drier than the western coasts because they lie in the ________.

A) leeward side to the west of the mountains

B) leeward side to the east of the mountains

C) rainshadow to the east of the mountains

D) rainshadow to the west of the mountains

E) The eastern coasts of New Zealand are actually much wetter than the western coasts.

 

8) Which type of mammal lays eggs?

A) marsupial

B) monotremes

C) eucalyptus

D) placental

E) none of the above

 

9) New Zealand was heavily forested with ________ prior to the arrival of humans about 1000 years ago.

A) eucalyptus

B) wattle

C) mallee

D) kauri

E) acacia

 

10) The textbook includes this large land mass as part of Oceania.

A) Antarctica

B) Borneo

C) Greenland

D) Madagascar

E) Java

 

 

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