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New Guinea

written by: mattbeckwith
 
How much do you know about New Guinea?

Question 1:


Where is New Guinea ranked in terms of size, among the islands of the world?
New Guinea is the fourth largest island in the world.
New Guinea is the third largest island in the world.
New Guinea is the largest island in the world.
New Guinea is the second largest island in the world.

Question 2:


New Guinea is an island north of Australia. It is divided into 2 roughly equal halves. What are they?
The western portion is part of Australia. The eastern portion is the country called Sumatra.
The western portion is part of Australia. The eastern portion is the country called Papua New Guinea.
The western portion is part of Indonesia. The eastern portion is the country called Sumatra.
The western portion is part of Indonesia. The eastern portion is the country called Papua New Guinea.

Question 3:


New Guinea is the most linguistically diverse area in the world. Approximately how many separate languages are spoken there?
1000
80
650
20

Question 4:


The island of New Guinea was named after the country of Guinea. Which is Guinea located?
Asia
South America
In the Pacific Ocean
Africa

Question 5:


The country of Papua New Guinea gained its independence from this country in 1975.
New Zealand
Indonesia
Mozambique
Australia

Question 6:


The west half of the island of New Guinea is part of Indonesia, which comprises how many islands?
247,542
17,508
8,407
4

Question 7:


Approximately what percentage of the population of the country of Papua New Guinea lives in rural areas?
50%
97%
34%
86%

Question 8:


In the country of Papua New Guinea, how many children does the average woman give birth to during her lifetime according to 2006 estimates?
1.2
2.8
3.9
4.6

Question 9:


What is the capital city of the country of Papua New Guinea?
Lae
Port Moresby
Madang
Wau

Question 10:


The islands of the Pacific are collectively termed Oceania. Oceania is divided into several sub-groupings. In which of these is New Guinea located?
None of these
Polynesia
Melanesia
Micronesia

 


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