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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 third largest island in the world.
New Guinea is the largest island in the world.
New Guinea is the fourth 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 Papua New Guinea.
The western portion is part of Indonesia. The eastern portion is the country called Sumatra.

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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?
4.6
1.2
2.8
3.9

Question 9:


What is the capital city of the country of Papua New Guinea?
Madang
Lae
Port Moresby
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?
Micronesia
None of these
Polynesia
Melanesia

 


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