Chapter 11 The Austral Realm Multiple Choice Land and Environment

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Chapter 11

The Austral Realm
Multiple Choice
Land and Environment
1. Which of the following statements about the physical environment of the Austral

realm is false?

A. New Zealand has earthquakes and volcanoes, Australia does not

*B. Australia’s rocks are much older than those of New Zealand

C. Australia’s highest mountains are the Great Dividing Range, while New Zealand

has a spine of much higher mountains

D. New Zealand has a moderate, moist climate. Australia’s climates vary from tropical,

to Mediterranean, to desert.

E. New Zealand has a plateau interior, while Australia’s interior is mostly desert.

2. The animals found in Australia who carry their young in pouches are collectively known as:

*A. Marsupials B. Kangaroos C. Platypuses

D. Maoris E. Tasmanians
3. __________ is the study of flora and fauna in spatial perspective.

A. Biology B. Zoogeography C. marsupial studies

*D. Biogeography E. plant geography
4. Wallace’s Line refers to:

A. the point in Australia where earthquakes are particularly severe

*B. the line separating Australian species from non-Australian species

C. the midpoint of the Great Dividing Range

D. the point at which Australian waters are divided from New Zealand waters

E. the dividing line between the aboriginal and modern Australian territories

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