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First and Second Year High School Geography

written by: 20mia10
 
This is a short quiz to help with a little first/second year geography revision.

Question 1:


The depth of soil influences vegetation, as does the range of nutrients in the soil.
False
True

Question 2:


A narrow floor and steep sides are characteristic of what stage of valley evolution?
old stage
mature stage
youthful stage
ancient stage

Question 3:


Which comes first in a typical soil profile?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
C horizon
Living organisms e.g earthworms, woodlice etc.
Litter
A horizon

Question 4:


Does desertification mean 'turning land into desert'?
No
Yes

Question 5:


Which statement about maritime air masses is true?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
They come from the south and are much warmer.
They come from the north and are cold.
They form over land, so they are drier.
They form over the oceans, so they often bring rain.

Question 6:


Which of these statements is false?
Emergency aid is when food, blankets and medicine are donated at the time of a disaster.
Voluntary aid is when the money must be used to buy goods from the donor country.
Bilateral aid is when money is given by the Irish government to the United Nations.
Bilateral aid is when the money must be used to buy goods from the donor country.

Question 7:


Which of these is characteristic of an oblique aerial photograph?
north-east
centre foreground
four squares directly north
south-west

Question 8:


Is it true that a cross-section is like a slice taken through the landscape to show its size?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Yes
No

Question 9:


Which of these statements about cirrus clouds is true?
They frequently bring rainbows
They indicate fair weather.
They are fluffy or woolly in appearance.
They bring rain if they darken in colour.

Question 10:


The steel industry used to be strongly linked to coalfield locations.
False
True

 


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