Mock exam paper A Section 1 Higher Level

PRE-JUNIOR CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2011

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GEOGRAPHY – HIGHER LEVEL

SECTION 1

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Time: 2 Hours

SECTION 1 (60 MARKS)

ALL questions to be answered

You have an either / or choice within 3 questions.

Be sure to return this folder with your answer book.

Otherwise, marks will be lost.

  1. The Earth’s Crust

Examine the diagram below and answer the following questions:

Illustration of Earthquake schematic showing an earth cross-section and a seismograph. Digital illustration.

X

Y

Circle the correct option in each of the following statements below.

  1. The point (labelled X) where an earthquake begins is called the Focus/ Epicentre.
  2. The instrument (labelled Y) used to record an earthquake is called an Anemometer/ Seismograph.
  3. Earthquakes and volcanoes are common in The Great Barrier Reef/ The Pacific Ring of Fire.
  4. Rocks

Photograph X

Photograph Y

Description: http://www.everythingselectric.com/images/giantscauseway-ireland-basalt-columns-forum.jpg

Description: http://www.lichens.ie/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/15_burren_02.jpg

Circle the correct option in each of the statements below.

  1. The rock type shown in photograph X is Basalt / Granite.
  2. The rock type shown in photograph Y is Sandstone / Limestone.
  3. The cracks and joints (grikes) shown in photograph Y is caused by

Mechanical Weathering / Chemical Weathering.

  1. Sunshine Hours

Examine the temperature statistics for Cork Airport.

Temperatures in degrees Celsius

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Degrees

5.3

5.1

6.2

7.6

10.0

12.8

14.6

14.3

12.6

10.3

6.2

9.36

  1. The month which had the highest temperature was ___________________________
  2. The temperature range for Cork Airport was ___________________________
  3. The Instrument used to measure sunshine is called ______________________________
  4. Mass Movement

The diagram shows a type of mass movement.

http://patanography.wikispaces.com/file/view/206686.jpg/34307659/206686.jpg

  1. What type of mass movement is shown in the diagram ___________________________
  2. The type of mass movement shown is:
  • (Tick the correct box)

Rapid Slow

  1. Loose material or rock on a slope is known as regolith or solution? __________________
  2. Weather

http://www.ntua.gr/weather/sat.jpg

Examine the satellite image of the weather for Europe.

  1. Which statement best describes the weather for the west of Ireland:
  • (Tick the correct box)

Dry and Sunny

Or

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