Expansion of Melanesian, Polynesian & Micronesian Cultures


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Oceania denotes the:

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1. The early inhabitants of Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia were known as the:

2. Much of what we know of the Lapita culture came from their:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you recognize what you have learned about Melanesian, Polynesian, and Micronesian cultures. You will be quizzed on identifying one of the first cultural groups to settle in Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia and how we learned about their culture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on Melanesian, Polynesian, and Micronesian cultures, including:

  • Their early ancestors
  • What Oceania consists of
  • Their historical records
  • What caused cultural divisions between these groups

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Melanesian, Polynesian, and Micronesian cultures lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what is included in Oceania
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what the Lapita culture has left behind that has helped us to learn about them

Additional Learning

If you would like to get a better understanding of the Melanesian, Polynesian, and Micronesian cultures and their early ancestors, you can watch the video lesson called Expansion of Melanesian, Polynesian, & Micronesian cultures. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Learn the origin of Melanesian, Polynesian, and Micronesian cultures
  • Understand the history of Melanesian, Polynesian, and Micronesian cultures and how they became divided
  • Recognize how scientists obtained information regarding Melanesian, Polynesian, and Micronesian cultures