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1. The Great _______ Range, running just inland along Australia’s eastern coast, is that continent’s only significant mountain chain. A. Barrier B. Dividing C. Eastern D. Australian 2. The natural vegetation regions of sub-Saharan Africa A. only correspond to climatic conditions in areas of West Africa. B. are all characteristic of equatorial latitudes. C. don’t correspond closely to climatic regions. D. are heavily impacted by human activity. 3. During the Cold War, the United States supported the military dictatorship in A. Ethiopia. B. Angola. C. Democratic Republic of Congo. D. Mozambique. 4. Moving from coastal to interior regions of sub-Saharan Africa, we discover that the dominant physicalgeographic feature is A. many coastal inlets. B. mountainous terrain. C. lush rainforest. D. ascending plateaus. 5. In Australia, most cattle ranching is found in A. Victoria. B. New South Wales. C. Queensland. D. South Australia. 6. As of 2008, the population of Australia was 21.3 million, and the population of New Zealand was closer to ________ million. A. 8 B. 12 C. 10 D. 4 7. Mansa Musa was the famed emperor of A. Mali. B. Fulani. C. Ghana. D. Songhai. 8. Australian vegetation is dominated by various species of acacia and A. marsupials. B. ores. C. cacti. D. eucalyptus. 9. In sub-Saharan Africa, female genital mutilation is A. most common in northern countries of the region. B. uncommon in Nigeria. C. rare in Mali. D. unheard of in Central Africa and Namibia. 10. Sudan is omitted from inclusion in the sub-Saharan region because it A. doesn’t border the SaharaDesert. B. is linked to Egypt by the Nile. C. is politically distinct from other regional countries. D. contains most of the evidence of humanity’s African origins. 11. Which statement best characterizes animism? A. It combines natural, human, and spiritual forces. B. It’s the basis of social status within a tribe. C. It’s composed of irrational superstitions that arise in underdeveloped rural communities. D. It’s a religion that maintains the futility of human existence. 12. In Oceania, most towns began as A. capital cities. B. plantations. C. tribal ritual centers. D. colonial ports. 13. The lowlands west of Australia’s eastern mountain range are drained by the Murray-DarlingRiver system, with its main headwaters in the Great_______Basin. A. Darling B. Artesian C. Barrier D. Dividing 14. At independence, the most prosperous country of former French Western Africa was A. Chad. B. Senegal. C. Benin. D. Côte d’Ivoire. 15. Tourism is the _______ industry in the world. A. second-largest B. fourth-largest C. third-largest D. largest 16. In the context of European colonization, Portugal controlled Mozambique and A. Kenya. B. Madagascar. C. Angola. D. Congo. 17. What are the “many islands” people also called? A. Micronesians B. Aborigines C. Melanesians D. Polynesians 18. The zone along the southern margins of the Sahara is called the A. Sahel. B. Veldt. C. Savannah. D. Laterite. 19. A major objective of the South Pacific Forum founded in 1971 was A. stopping French nuclear testing in the region. B. reconciling diverse cultural heritages. C. expanding the copra trade. D. identifying and resolving human rights concerns in the region. End of exam 20. Which South African city is a regional hub of commerce and has South Africa’s premier international airport? A. Durban B. Cape Town C. Pretoria D. Johannesburg