The Austral Realm

Card Set Information

Author:
megxcorkie
ID:
53093
Filename:
The Austral Realm
Updated:
2010-12-03 22:35:29
Tags:
Geography
Folders:

Description:
Final
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user megxcorkie on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. Which of the following statements about the physical environment of the Austral realm is false?

    A) New Zealand has a plateau interior, while Australia's interior is mostly desert.
    B) Australia's highest mountains are the Great Dividing Range, while New Zealand has a spine of much higher mountains.
    C) New Zealand has a moderate, most climate. Australia's climates vary from.
    D)Australia's rocks are much older than those of New Zealand.
    E) New Zealand has earthquakes and volcanoes, Australia does not.
    A)New Zealand has a plateau interior, while Australia's interior is mostly desert.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. The animals found in Australia who carry their young in pouches are collectively known as:

    A) Marsupials
    B) Maoris
    C) Kangaroos
    D) Tasmanians
    E) Platypuses
    A) Marsupials
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. _____________ is the study of flora and fauna in spatial perspective.

    A) Biology
    B) Biogeography
    C) Zoogeography
    D) Plant geography
    E) Marsupial studies
    B) Biogeography
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Wallace's Line refers to:

    A) the midpoint of the Great Dividing Range
    B) the point in Australia where earthquakes are particularly severe
    C) the dividing line between the aboriginal and modern Australian territories
    D) the point at which Australian waters are divided from New Zealand waters
    E) the line separating Australian species from non-Australian species
    E) the line separating Australian species from non-Australian species
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. Native Americans are shown as:

    A) Guineans
    B) Aborigines
    C) Indians
    D) Maoris
    E) Cook Islanders
    B) Aborigines
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. Native Australians came to the landmass __________ years ago.

    A) 1,000,000
    B) 50,000
    C) after the Europeans
    D) 10,000,000
    E) 1,000
    B) 50,000
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. Australia is seeing its most significant growth in immigration from:

    A) New Zealand
    B) East Asia
    C) United States
    D) India
    E) South America
    B) East Asia
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. For many years, Australia had an immigration policy that:

    A) allowed only white people to enter the country
    B) only allowed relatives of gold miners to enter the country
    C) allowed only former criminals to move to the country
    D) forced Aborigines to move to Africa
    E) encouraged migration from Japan
    A) allowed only white people to enter the country
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. Today, about ________% of Australia's population is from the British Isles

    A) 1
    B) 67
    C) 10
    D) 33
    E) 90
    D) 33
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Which of the following is not one of Australia's three major problems mentioned in the text?

    A) Aboriginal issues
    B) Environmental degradation
    C) Immigration issues
    D) border disputes
    E) all of the above are major Australian problems mentioned in the text
    E) all of the above are major Australian problems mentioned in the text
  11. Which of the following statements is false?

    A) Much of Australia is arid or semiarid.
    B) Most Australians live in rural areas.
    C) Australia's total population is modest in size.
    D) The capital of Australia is Canberra.
    E) The largest core area of Australia is on the southeastern coast.
    B) Most Australians live in rural areas.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. Which of the following cities is located nearest the Australian capital of Canberra?

    A) Perth
    B) Wellington
    C) Auckland
    D) Melbourne
    E) Oakland
    D) Melbourne
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. The governmental structure of Australia is that of a:

    A) unitary state
    B) federal republic
    C) communist society
    D) socialist society
    E) monarchy
    B) federal republic
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. Australia's major trading partner is:

    A) New Zealand
    B) India
    C) Japan
    D) England
    E) the United States
    C) Japan
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. The island off the south coast of Australia is in the:

    A) Tasmania
    B) Christmas Island
    C) New Guinea
    D) Sydney
    E) Canberra
    A) Tasmania
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. Most of the core area of Australia is in the:

    A) southwest
    B) southeast
    C) northwest
    D) northeast
    E) central part of the country
    B) southeast
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. About __% of Australians live in cities or towns.

    A) 20
    B) 10
    C) 85
    D) 12
    E) 40
    C) 85
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. The Australian capital city is:

    A) Canberra, a federal district
    B) located in the Northern Territory
    C) located just west of the Great Dividing Range
    D) Sydney, which is half way between Melbourne and Adelaide
    E) Auckland, just to the south of Wellington
    A) Canberra, a federal district
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. The rural areas of Australia are known as the:

    A) Aboriginal Territories
    B) Northern Territory
    C) Backward Zone
    D) Outland
    E) Outback
    E) Outback
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. Australia's big three income earners are:

    A) barley, rice, and wheat
    B) oil, natural gas, and coal
    C) citrus, tea, and coffee
    D) wool, meat, and wheat
    E) none of the above
    D) wool, meat, and wheat
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. Which of the following is true?

    A) Australia's population is quickly approaching 100 million
    B) Only one-third of Australia's population is of British-Irish origin
    C) The aborigines are gradually losing rights
    D) Australia has very few natural resources
    E) All of the above are false
    E) All of the above are false
  22. The agricultural activity most closely associated with Australia's moistest environment is:

    A) sheep raising
    B) oasis agriculture
    C) dairying
    D) wheat farming
    E) growing sugar beets
    C) dairying
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. Australia had recognized Indonesia's occupation of which area?

    A) Luzon
    B) Malaysia
    C) East Timor
    D) Brunei
    E) Singapore
    C) East Timor
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. A minority group of Polynesian ancestry in New Zealand is the:

    A) Kiwi
    B) Maori
    C) Micronesian
    D) Aborigine
    E) none of the above
    B) Maori
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. The interior of New Zealand:

    A) exhibits a dry land climate much like Australia's interior
    B) is the site of the capital of Wellington
    C) contains rugged highlands that are sparsely populated
    D) is home to more than half of the country's Indonesian aborigines
    E) contains the island's capital, largest city, and fertile outback
    C) contains rugged highlands that are sparsely populated
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. Which of the following is true?

    A) While much of interior Australia is desert, much of interior New Zealand is mountains
    B) New Zealand is composed of three large islands
    C) New Zealand is only about 100 miles from Australia
    D) The capital of New Zealand is Auckland
    E) Most of New Zealand's population lives in the interior of the country
    A) While much of interior Australia is desert, much of interior New Zealand is mountains
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. Which of the following is located on New Zealand's North Island?

    A) Auckland
    B) Tasmania
    C) Canterbury Plain
    D) Adelaide
    E) Southern Alps
    A) Auckland
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  28. The historic agreement between the Maori and Europeans in New Zealand is known as the Treaty of:

    A) Tasmania
    B) Maori
    C) Waltangi
    D) Canterbury
    E) Auckland
    C) Waltangi
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  29. Australia's plants and animals are closely related to those in Africa.
    False
  30. Biogeography is divided into the fields of climatology and geomorphology.
    False
  31. Biogeography was founded by von Humboldt.
    True
  32. Australia does not permit the immigration of people with other than European ancestry.
    False
  33. Australia is the only world region that lies completely in the southern hemisphere.
    True
  34. Australia is ahead economically of all Pacific Rim countries but Japan.
    True
  35. Asians constitute the majority of Australia's immigrants
    True
  36. Sydney, Australia's largest city, contains more than one-fifth of the country's entire population.
    True
  37. Australia is a federal unit consisting of six states and two federal territories
    True
  38. Sydney, Australia's modern capital, overcame competition from Melbourne to be selected as the national headquarters.
    False
  39. The proportion of Australia's population living in urban areas is presently only about half that found in the European realm.
    False
  40. More than 85% of Australians live in cities and towns on or near the coast.
    True
  41. Australia has one of the world's largest sheep herds, producing about one-third of all the wool sold in the world.
    True
  42. The crop grown in a zone extending from the vicinity of Adelaide into Victoria and New South Wales, makes Australia one of the world's leading wheat exporters.
    True
  43. Wheat is Australia's largest commercial crop.
    True
  44. Broken Hill and Mount Isa are both mineral-rich areas of Australia.
    True
  45. New Zealand is located about 1,700 kilometers (over 1,000 miles) northeast of Australia.
    False
  46. Whereas Australia's population exhibits a strongly peripheral pattern of distribution, New Zealand's population is much more evenly distributed.
    False
  47. About half of all land in New Zealand is presently in pasture
    True
  48. In contrast to Australia, New Zealand's economy is mainly industrial.
    False
  49. In response to its rugged topography and productive opportunities, New Zealand's major towns lie on the country's coasts.
    True
  50. New Zealand's interior is as sparsely populated as Australia's.
    True
  51. The Maori feel that the Treaty of Waitangi must be enforced
    True
  52. Northern Territory

    A) New South Wales
    B) Auckland
    C) Maori
    D) Perth
    E) Darwin
    E) Darwin
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  53. North Island city

    A) Perth
    B) Auckland
    C) Maori
    D) New South Wales
    E) Darwin
    B) Auckland
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  54. Integrating into New Zealand society

    A) Maori
    B) Darwin
    C) New South Wales
    D) Perth
    E) Auckland
    A) Maori
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  55. Capital of Western Australia

    A) Darwin
    B) Auckland
    C) Perth
    D) Maori
    E) New South Wales
    C) Perth
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  56. Sydney harbor

    A) Auckland
    B) Maori
    C) New South Wales
    D) Darwin
    E) Perth
    C) New South Wales
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  57. The capital of New Zealand is ______________.
    Wellington

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview