Pacific island groups:
| Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia
| (Pacific) Micronesia means-
| small islands
(Pacific) Melanesia means-
| black islands
(Pacific) Polynesia means-
| many islands
(Pacific) Divided into high islands and low islands based on-
| physical characteristics
| High Islands-
| mountains created by tectonic forces, volcanoes and earth quakes
| Low Islands-
| coral reef
| formed from living coral polyps accumulating over time
| (Pacific) Natives
| aren't sure how they got there
| not much attention
U.S. used marshal islands for-
| nuclear testing- Bikini Atoll
| Trust Territories (Pacific)
| territories supervised by another nation
| Pacific have low or high standard of living?
Pacific cash crops
| rubber, coffee, sugarcane in high islands of Melanesia and Polynesia
| (P) what is growing rapidly?
Antarctica is larger than...
| last 1820s
(A) Is the highest or lowest continent?
(A) land is feet below sea level
| 280 ft
Park ice of icebergs and
| ice surrounds the continent and ice shelves
| Ross ice shelf reached in
(A) 1st explorer set foot in-
1961 what was signed?
| Antarctic treaty by 12 countries
(A) Treaty was renewed in-
| 1989 with 28 more countries adding to treaty
| (Au) is the blank largest country-
(AU) is about the size of-
| great dividing range
Longest river in the east-
| Murray river
| central and western plains and plateaus
| about 19 million
(AU) where does most of the population live?
| Eastern and southeastern coast
| (AU) Low or high standard of living
Who killed, infected, and drove of Aborigines?
| Claimed AUS for UK
| Captain James cook
(AU) most immigrants come from-
| pacific islands and southeast Asia
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