CultureGrams–Regional Quiz: Oceania

An outer island man holds his granddaughter’s hand while they walk down the street. Grandparents are respected figures and are generally cared for by extended family members. (Colonia, Yap, Micronesia, November 2012)  Image Source: Karyn Sorenson

A Yapese man holds his granddaughter’s hand while walking across a street. (Colonia, Yap, Micronesia, November 2012)
Image Source: Karyn Sorenson

Oceania encompasses Australia, the world’s smallest continent, and the Pacific Islands, consisting of some 25,000 islands in more than 20 nations and territories. How much do you know about the region of Oceania? Test your knowledge with these tidbits from CultureGrams:

1. Australia has more of this marsupial than people.

2. The Lord of the Rings films were shot entirely on what island nation?

3. Which country in the South Pacific has the last Polynesian monarchy?

4. Traditional Samoan feasts are prepared in an underground oven called a ____?

5. What is the national flower of Fiji?

6. What mineral is a major export in New Caledonia?

7.  True or False: The lava-lava (traditional skirt)  is worn by both men and women?

8. What does the term Micronesia mean?

9. Which island nation is the smallest in Oceania?

10. What is the most prominent religion in Oceania?


Check your answers in the comments section. 

-Jenni Boyle

Jenni Boyle

Jenni Boyle

is an Editor at CultureGrams and covers countries in South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. She earned a BA in Middle East Studies, with an emphasis in Arabic, from Brigham Young University. She has lived and worked in Amman, Jordan and now lives in Utah. Jenni enjoys cooking Middle Eastern food, reading, and watching the LA Clippers win.
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One Response to “CultureGrams–Regional Quiz: Oceania”

  1. June 9th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Jenni Boyle says:

    1. Kangaroos
    2. New Zealand
    3. Tonga
    4. Umu
    5. Hibiscus
    6. Nickel
    7. True
    8. Comes from Greek, meaning “tiny islands”
    9. Nauru
    10. Christianity

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