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Oceania Physical Geography

Guess these answers that pertain to the physical geography of Oceania.
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First submittedJanuary 19, 2015
Last updatedJanuary 19, 2015
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The rural areas of Australia
The Bush
Like the above, but more remote
The Outback
Most famous rock in Australia
Uluru
Biggest land masses / islands
Australia
New Guinea
South Island
North Island
Tasmania
New Britain
New Caledonia
Strait between Queensland and
Papua New Guinea
Torres Strait
Tahiti's archipelago
Society Islands
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Answer
Reef along the coast of Queensland
Great Barrier Reef
Sea the above can be found in
Coral Sea
Longest river
Murray-Darling
Highest mountain in New Zealand
Mount Cook
Mountain range that runs from
Queensland to Victoria
Great Dividing
Range
Peninsula of far northern Queensland
Cape York
New Zealand's longest mountain range
Southern Alps
New Zealand's largest lake
Lake Taupo
"Treeless" region on the coast of
South Australia
Nullarbor
Bay formed by the southern coast
of Australia
Great Australian
Bight
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level 82
Jan 20, 2015
New Guinea appears both in this one and in Asian one? Shouldn't it be either or? Also not really consistent to use Uluru for Ayers Rock, but then Mount Cook for Aoraki. Shouldn't both be indigenous OR white folks names? Not one of both?
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level 77
Jan 20, 2015
New Guinea is part of Oceania, so it shouldn't be on the Asian guiz.
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level 83
Jan 20, 2015
I think New Guinea (aka Papua Island) belongs in both. This site is very consistent with using the dividing line between the countries of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea as the division between the regions of Asia and Oceania. Since part of the island is in both regions, it should be included in both quizzes.
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level ∞
Jan 20, 2015
This exactly, thanks. There is no physical continent of Oceania. The distinction is a geopolitical one.
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level 77
Jan 20, 2015
Oceania is not a true continent, of course. Australia is. Still, its definition is based on physical elements, such as straits and tectonic plates. Furthermore, there are shallow waters between Australia and New Guinea, thus they form a large land mass during ice ages, in the same way as Borneo and Sumatra with Indochina : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Guinea#mediaviewer/File:Map_of_Sunda_and_Sahul.png. There are deep trenches around Sulawesi that isolate it between the continents, as well as Timor and a few other islands. That bunch could be said to be both Asian and Oceanian, if you want, but unambiguously not New Guinea, which the tectonic plates map also show http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plate_tectonics#mediaviewer/File:Plates_tect2_en.svg This being said, I have given my opinion... I you want to persist in your error, well, too bad for the both of you...
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level 77
Jan 20, 2015
This site is consistent with using an arbitrary political dividing line, even in physical geography quizzes...
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level 83
Jan 20, 2015
*whistles* This one was the last I took of the series, and by far the most difficult. Never realized how much I didn't know about Australia's physical geography, in particular.
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level 72
Jan 21, 2015
The name of NZ's highest peak has been gazetted by the New Zealand Geographic Board as Aoraki/Mt Cook. The Board often designates alternate English and Maori names that can be used interchangeably and are considered equally correct, such as "Mt Taranaki or Mt Egmont", but Aoraki/Mt Cook is unusual in that it has been designated one single, joint, name; these are not alternates.
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level 79
Apr 7, 2015
The Nullarbor Plain actually runs as much or more through Western Australia as South Australia. I think clue should say "southern Australia" instead of South Australia.
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level 49
May 25, 2015
Could you accept "Nullabor"?
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level 76
May 25, 2015
A good learning quiz for me. Thanks.
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level 76
May 25, 2015
Wow! Thank you, JetPunk. I continue to learn how little I know.
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level 39
Oct 7, 2018
When You type "New Cadelonia" instead of "New Caledonia" *Sigh*
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level 79
Jan 29, 2019
Apparently "Bay formed by the southern coast of Australia" is not the Great Australian Bay.
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level 44
Aug 20, 2019
Never heard of the Bush