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Quiz by Kristen Lange, Dec. 2001.

1 The most populated part of Melanesia is?
a) Hawaii
b) Fiji
c) Tonga
d) Papua New Guinea
e) Guam
2 The official language of Papua New Guinea is?
a) French
b) English
c) Japanese
d) Melanesian
e) none of the above.
3 A distinction is made between so-called "high island cultures" and the "low island cultures" in the Pacific Realm. "High island cultures" refer to the?
a) resource rich islands that depend on tourism.
b) drought-plagued coral islands were fishing is the chief mode of subsistence.
c) islands that have greater western influence.
d) better-watered volcanic islands where agriculture is the mainstay.
e) none of the above.
4 In terms of population, the smallest region in the Pacific World is?
a) Melanesia.
b) Polynesia
c) Hawaii
d) Samoa
e) Micronesia
5 Polynesia is a name that means?
a) many islands
b) small islands
c) large islands
d) few islands
e) none of the above.
6 A common problem that plaques many of the islands in the Pacific World is?
a) pollution
b) atomic fallout
c) declining fish populations
d) lack of sun
e) a lack of fresh water
7 Of the following regions, which still has a colonial relationship with the United States?
a) Micronesia
b) Melanesia
c) Polynesia
d) Hawaii
e) none of the above.
8 The most populated islands in Polynesia are
a) Fiji
b) Samoa
c) Hawaii
d) Guam
e) Tahiti
9 Which Hawaiian Island is the most populated?
a) Lanai
b) Kauai
c) Maui
d) Niihau
e) Oahu
10 Micronesia has a population of?
a) 2 million
b) 500,000
c) 1.8 million
d) 650,000
e) 400,000

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