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Question 1: [13] This drought was influenced by a strong ________ weather pattern and associated with high temperatures in July and August 1995, the fifth continuous year of drought in parts of Queensland.
Physical oceanographyGlobal climate modelEl Niño-Southern OscillationCurrent sea level rise

Question 2: ________ is facing harsher water restrictions soon as reservoir levels reach 25% full and many towns in Victoria are close to running out of water.
Melbourne City CentreSydneyMelbourneDarwin, Northern Territory

Question 3: [11] This El-Nino related drought ended in March when a monsoon depression became an ________ and swept across Australia's interior and on to the south-east in mid to late March.
CycloneTropical cycloneExtratropical cycloneAnticyclone

Question 4: Drought in Australia on ________
Australian Bureau of StatisticsDemographics of AustraliaAustralian Capital TerritoryConstitution of Australia

Question 5: The drought in Queensland has mostly eased with Brisbane recording very heavy rain, and premier ________ announcing that South East Queensland is no longer experiencing drought.
Peter BeattieJoh Bjelke-PetersenJack PizzeyAnna Bligh

Question 6: [14] So few wheat and ________ crops survived, about half the usual for that year, that grains had to be imported from other states.

Question 7: A desalination project has been initiated on the Gold Coast, Queensland, but plans for a similar project in ________ were halted after public opposition and the discovery of underground aquifers.
Stadium AustraliaMelbourneSydneyBrisbane

Question 8: During the drought the ________ crop was "all but lost" and the Darling River was dry at Bourke, New South Wales for over a year from April 1902 to May 1903.

Question 9: 1839 Severe drought in the west and north of Spencer Gulf, ________.
Victoria (Australia)South AustraliaNorthern TerritoryWestern Australia

Question 10: In Queensland the worse affected areas are Biloela which has reduced the area under production by 100%, at Dirranbandi there has been a 91% reduction, Central Highlands has reduced the area under production by 82% and ________ has reduced the area under production by 78%.
Miles, QueenslandToowoomba, QueenslandDarling DownsDalby, Queensland

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