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Where is Southeast Asia located?

East of Indian subcontinent and south of China

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Southeast Asia has many ...

Earthquakes and volcanoes

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What is the chief crop do Southeast Asia

Rice

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Rice is a food crop and a ...

Cash crop

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What are the two areas of Southeast Asia?

Mainland and island

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What is climate of the island if Southeast Asia?

Tropical wet climate

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The islands are covered in

Rain forests

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What is a danger facing rainforests?

Logging

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What is logging?

Cutting down trees

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What makes the islands of Southeast Asia mountainous?

Peaks of underwater volcanoes

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How do nations of Southeast Asia generate electricity?

Using their own supply of natural gas

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How many islands are in the Pacific Ocean?

Thousands

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Most of melanesia's islands are

High islands

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Which island group has the most people?

Melanesia

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Micronesia is made up of

Low islands

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Why do few people live on Micronesia

Soil is sandy, small little fresh water ...growing crops is difficult

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Which is the largest island group

Polynesia

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Which island group includes Hawaii

Polynesia

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Polynesia consists of mostly

High islands

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What is the pacific island's most valuable resource

Natural beauty

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What is a key source of income of the Pacific Islands?

Tourism

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Why are so many animals and plants found in Australia and New Zealand not found anywhere else on Earth?

Because the country is far from other large landmasses

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Steppe

Vast, mostly level treeless plains covered in grass

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Geyser

Hot spring that shoots a stream of water into the air

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Commercial farming

Raising crops or livestock for sale on the local or world market

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Typhoon

Storm over the Pacific Ocean that has winds over 74 mph

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Fiord

Long narrow inlet of the sea bordered by cliffs created by glaciers

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High island

Formed by mountainous tops,of ancient volcanoes

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Monsoon

Wind changes direction with change of the season

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Atoll

Small coral island in the shape of a ring

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Tectonic plate

Slab of rock that moves slowly over a softer layer beneath the surface of the earth

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Alluvial

Made of soil deposited by rivers

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Subsistence farming

Farming that provides only enough food for a family or village

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Marsupial

Animal that carries it's young in a body pouch

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Coral

Rocklike material made up of skeletons of tiny sea creatures

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Low island

Formed from coral reefs or atolls

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Paddy

Level field that is flooded to grow rice