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Question 1: Almost all of northern Australia is a huge ancient craton that has not experienced geological upheaval since the end of the ________.
HadeanProterozoicPrecambrianGeologic time scale

Question 2: The increase over the west is sometimes attributed to aerosol pollution over industrialising areas of ________ and India, but may be related to global warming.
Time in ChinaReligion in ChinaChinaProvince (China)

Question 3: Except in the ________ and adjacent areas to the east, the soils of Northern Australia are quite remarkable in global terms for their low fertility and difficulty of working.
Northern TerritoryRiverLake Eyre BasinCooper Creek

Question 4: Although it comprises about half of the total area of ________, northern Australia includes only about one fifth of the Australian population and only one city of more than one million people (Brisbane).
BarbadosCanadaUnited KingdomAustralia

Question 5: It was Northern Australian iron ore that fed the Japanese post-war economic miracle and the Four Tigers of South Korea, Taiwan, ________ and Singapore.
MacauHong KongPhilippinesUnited States

Question 6: The major constituents of most soils in northern Australia are iron and ________, both of which are not only very insoluble but also serve to reduce the soil pH and remove phosphorus from the soil as insoluble iron and aluminium phosphates.
Aluminium chlorideAluminium oxideAluminium sulfateAluminium hydroxide

Question 7: The term northern Australia is generally considered to include the States and territories of Australia of Queensland and the ________.
Western AustraliaSouth AustraliaNorthern TerritoryDarwin, Northern Territory

Question 8: The geological factors that make Northern Australia's soils so unsuited to traditional agriculture, however, make it extremely rich in ores of abundant, insoluble lithophile metals such as ________, iron and uranium.

Question 9: ________ are common in the southern inland during the winter, but in some years, such as 1998, they are much less frequent due to warm pools in the Indian Ocean.

Question 10: It also includes major natural tourist attractions, such as Uluru (Ayers Rock), the ________ and the Kakadu National Park.
Coral reef fishCoral Sea IslandsCoral reefGreat Barrier Reef


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