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acculturation

The exposure of one group of people to anther

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copra

Dried coconut

3

taro

A root that is grown in Melanesia

4

cargo cult

Believed that riches would come soon

5

atoll

Rings of coral on the submerged cones of volcanos

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low island

Rise only a few feet above the water

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high island

Volcanic islands

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fale

Framed houses that a thatched roof

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Melanesia

Located south of the equator

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Polynesia

Encompasses a broad triangle that Stephens from New Zealand to midway island.

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Micronesia

It's total land area is less than that of Rhode Island

12

Which type of island is most likely to have an abundance of mineral resources? Continental, high or low islands.

High

13

What is a major export for many Pacific islands?

Copera

14

Guadalcanal is found in which island group?

The Solomon Islands

15

Which country controls much of Polynesia?

France

16

List the four Cs of Papua New Guinea's economy.

Cacao copra coffee and copper

17

Name the main Solomon island where many American soldiers died in World War II.

Guadalcanal

18

What people live in Fiji besides the native Fijians?

Indians

19

What mineral is mined on New Caledonia?

Nickel

20

What explorer first discovered Hawaii and many other pacific islands

James cook

21

What island chain in Micronesia is a US commonwealth?

The Mariana islands

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Explain the significance

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The Caroline islands are divided into what two nations?

The federal states of Micronesia and Belau

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Describe how Polynesia differs from the other two pacific regions

It is second smallest; it has a good economy.

23

Why is Samoa less developed than American Samoa?

It has not had the US government support in it.

24

What is the last surviving kingdom in the pacific?

Tonga

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Terms

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Chapter Review

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SQ - answer highlighted questions here.

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