Flashcards in Chapter 23 SQ and Chapter Review Deck (29)
The exposure of one group of people to anther
A root that is grown in Melanesia
Believed that riches would come soon
Rings of coral on the submerged cones of volcanos
Rise only a few feet above the water
Framed houses that a thatched roof
Located south of the equator
Encompasses a broad triangle that Stephens from New Zealand to midway island.
It's total land area is less than that of Rhode Island
Which type of island is most likely to have an abundance of mineral resources? Continental, high or low islands.
What is a major export for many Pacific islands?
Guadalcanal is found in which island group?
The Solomon Islands
Which country controls much of Polynesia?
List the four Cs of Papua New Guinea's economy.
Cacao copra coffee and copper
Name the main Solomon island where many American soldiers died in World War II.
What people live in Fiji besides the native Fijians?
What mineral is mined on New Caledonia?
What explorer first discovered Hawaii and many other pacific islands
What island chain in Micronesia is a US commonwealth?
The Mariana islands
Explain the significance
The Caroline islands are divided into what two nations?
The federal states of Micronesia and Belau
Describe how Polynesia differs from the other two pacific regions
It is second smallest; it has a good economy.
Why is Samoa less developed than American Samoa?
It has not had the US government support in it.
What is the last surviving kingdom in the pacific?