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The main character in the movie
Rabbit Proof Fence is of which ethnicity?
three half-caste Aboriginal girls
Where does the movie Rabbit Proof
Fence take place?
Traditionally, where did people want
- Where soil is fertile
- and near water for FARMING
Now, people are moving to where?
Which countries do/do not have tropical
- Indonesia, Malasia,
- Phillipeens, Veitnam, Cambodia, Laos, Congo, Tialand, Brazil
Where do fertile soils come from?
- Rivers, Volcanoes, Glaciers,
- Wind storms
Fertility rates in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Very High: some of the highest in the world
Where, in Africa, is Islam more prevalent?
Makkah (Mecca) is in which country?
- Rivers that go through
- the desert: NILE, TIGRIS, JORDAN, EUPHRATES
Which has more pollution problems:
Western or Eastern Europe?
Which countries were once part of
the Soviet Union?
- CHECK - Russia,
- Belaroos, Ukrane, Maldona, stans (not Pakistan, not Afganistan)
Literacy rates under the Soviet regime?
What's the problem with the Aral
Population density of Central Asia?
Population density of Central Asia
Is there deforestation in Japan?
- NO – Japan is
- working hard to preserve its forests
What is China's population quandary?
usually only one child per couple
The Green Revolution: how important is it in South Asia's ability to feed its population?
- Very important to south Asia – a lot of people not enough food – special crops,
- fertilizers, crops grow fast to feed people
The main reason for deforestation in Southeast Asia is the desire for which wood?
Is there deforestation in Malaysia?
- leading EXPORTER OF TROPICAL
- HARDWOODS, BIG PROBLEM
Where, in the regions covered in
chapters 13 and 14, would you expect the least amount of rain?
Central part of Australia
Where does most of the population
live in mainland Southeast Asia?
Near rivers and river deltas
What were the world's two largest
rice exporters in 2006?
Tialand and vietnam
Which is the most populous country
in Southeast Asia?
What percentage of the citizens of
Singapore live in rural areas?
- Close to none (all in
The Vietnam War?
- French colonized Vietnam,
- communism in North, French in South. Fighting (US for South Vietnam),
- DRAFT, Vietnam again became communist
The domino theory?
- The theory that if you
- let one country go to communism that every country will go
What is Indonesia's largest source
of tax revenue, and where is it located?
- A gold mine in Western
- New Guinea
A new country has recently been created
on which island?
- Eastern Timor (used to be
Which regions in Southeast Asia have
tried to secede?
- Western New Guinea, South
- Western Philippines, Southern Thailand, Northern Burma
The Spratly Islands?
- Small Islands that everyone
- wants because they might have petroleum underneath them
What is an archipelago?
chain of islands
What is Oceania's greatest future
Global Warming = Rising sea levels
Are rabbits native to Australia?
What are the only native mammals
of New Zealand?
The brown tree snake in Guam?
- killed most of the birds,
- power outages by climbing on wires
What did a geological hot spot create?
What is an atoll?
- Volcanic Island starts
- exploding and all that remains is coral reef
Most of Australia's population is
located in which section of the country?
South Eastern part
The majority of Australia's population
traces its roots to where?
Who were the first people to populate
Australia, how long have they been there, and how did they get their
- Aborigines: hunters and
where are they?
- Probabably in mountains
- of Papau New Guinea
The tsunami of December '04 hit the
shores of which countries?
- Indonesia, Sri Lanka,
The people of which country just
elected a new President? The election is disputed because the military
threw out the last President.
Rebels from which region take responsibility
for bombing a train traveling between Moscow and St. Petersburg?