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Geography Unit 10
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What are some accurate statements about the Mekong River?
It forms the border between Thailand and Laos
What climate does Singapore have?
Tropical rain forest
In Southeast Asia what is the largest island country in this region?
About how many active volcanoes are located in Indonesia?
Which country is known for harvesting pearls?
What are endemic species?
Native to an area
Which countries are located entirely on the Indochina Peninsula?
Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar
Which Indonesian island is one of the Ring of Fire's most active volcanic areas?
What plant does Thailand cultivate over a thousand species of?
What are the religions of Southeast Asia?
Include most of the world's religions.
The Khmer Rouge took over what country in 1975?
What country controlled the Philippines after 1898?
Why did the Conflict in East Timor develop?
Ethnic differences and conflicts between Christians and Muslims
Thailand once served as a buffer state to prevent tension s between what states?
French and British colonial governments
What is the name of the ancient Indian story?
The people of Funan adopted which religion?
What country was united under Communism in the mid-1970's?
Who are the Lao people descended from?
Where do maritime empires derive their power from?
Shipping and trade
In 1965 every country in the region had gained what?
What religion did Arab traders introduce to Southeast Asia?
How did Europeans change the economic system of the islands of Southeast Asia?
Replacing small farms with large commercial plantations
How much land does Australia's western plateau cover?
2/3rd of the continent
What does the Great Barrier Reef consist of?
A series of more than 2500 small reefs
What type of climate does most of Oceania have?
What type of climate does New Zealand have?
Marine West Coast Climate
The Murray and Darling Rivers are in what area of Australia?
Great Australian Bight/Great Artesian Basin
What is Manuka?
A small shrub
What country and is made of the North Island and South Island?
What is an artesian well?
Pressurized water that flows to the surface
Where is the Great Barrier Reef located?
Northeast coast of Australia
What is both a continent and a country?
What is New Zealand's most fertile area?
What are the Doldrums?
A generally windless area near the equator
Describe a dominion of the British Empire?
A largely self governed country
How many languages are spoken in Oceania?
What may be the world's oldest surviving culture?
What is the most widely practiced religion in Australia and New Zealand?
In 1788 what did Great Britain start using Australia for?
A convict colony
Who are New Zealand's first peoples?
Which culture holds to a system of belief called Dreamtime?
How might the earliest settlers have come to the region of Australia and New Zealand?
Which country was the first to legally recognize women's right to vote?
Why does the region of Oceania have a population that is unevenly distributed?
Geography and climate
On the island of New Britain, shells are still used as?
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