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An urban village is best described as a distinctive residential district consisting of aclustering of people who…
Live in high security estates
Have moved from a rural area
Commute to the city centre for work
Share a common culture and lifestyle
An area of 25 hectares in a forest is to be cleared.Which biogeographical process would be most likely to result from this clearing initially?
A government plans to relocate its offices away from the city centre and is encouraging higher density residential estates in the suburbs. Which combination of urban dynamics does this represent?
Urban village and spatial exclusion
Decentralisation and spatial exclusion
Urban village and urban consolidation
Decentralisation and urban consolidation
Which of the following shows a combination of political factors that influence the natureand spatial patterns of global economic activity?
Tariffs and quotas
Consumer demand and resource use
Tax rates and the mobility of labour
Government spending and changing lifestyles
Which of the following lists contains ONLY biogeographical processes operating inecosystems?
Landslides, precipitation, succession
Landslides, run-off, soil erosion
Invasion, precipitation, run-off
Invasion, resilience, succession
An informal economy develops in response to the challenge of employment in a megacity in the developing world. What type of response is this?
A woodland area has been affected by extensive agriculture. In the last 60 years, 37 native species have become extinct.Which of the following management strategies could be used to minimise further loss ofspecies?
Reduction in land clearing
Increased usage of fertilisers
Monitoring of water quality
Introduction of exotic species
Which combination of tools can be used to investigate the rate of erosion in an area overtime?
Clinometer and barometer
Climatic data and compasses
Anemometer and water quality testing data
Geographical Information Systems and aerial photographs
Which of the following terms best describes the relationship between people and theenvironment and the effect they have on each other?
A council requires rooftop and vertical gardens to be installed on all new commercialbuildings. What is the council aiming to achieve?
A reduction in spatial exclusion
Excellence in heritage architecture
The promotion of urban consolidation
An improvement in ecological sustainability
A government has imposed an import quota on all agricultural products toaddress declining domestic employment in the primary sector.Which combination of factors is most likely to have been responsible for the introductionof the quota?
Political and ecological
Political and biophysical
Economic and sociocultural
Economic and environmental
Early Indigenous artefacts have been discovered in a national park. Protecting the area where the artefacts were discovered would help maintain…
Intrinsic values and natural change
Utility values and genetic diversity
Heritage values and intrinsic values
Genetic diversity and heritage values
Which of the following terms is used to describe where things are and why they arethere?
An agricultural industry has started using chemicals to manage a pest infestation. Which of the following is a possible outcome due to sociocultural influences?
Changes in profit for farmers due to higher yields
Food chain disruption due to the use of chemicals
Introduction of an export quota for products treated with chemicals
Decreased sales of products due to a preference for organic products
A geographer is visiting a regional centre to investigate the impact of counterurbanisation. Which of the following techniques would be most useful in gathering primary data for this investigation?
Survey local residents about recent home renovations
Annotate photographs of the commercial district of the regional centre
Interview local shopkeepers about sales performance in the last two years
Collect clippings from local newspapers about improved community infrastructure
Which type of map uses shaded or patterned areas to illustrate themes?
Which of the following terms includes the concepts of location, spatial organisation,spatial differentiation and distribution?
Which of the following best describes the term “exurbanisation”?
The creation of walled estates
A decline in the total population
Affluent people moving to rural areas
A clustering of people with a common culture
Which of the following identifies TWO urban dynamics of change?
Social structure and urban decay
Culture of place and consolidation
Spatial exclusion and sustainability
Decentralisation and urban renewal
What is the best use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)?
Interpreting census data
Identifying population trends
Analysing and interpreting surveys
Processing and analysing data spatially
Questions were taken from previous HSC Geography exams, available on the NSW Education Standards Authority website.
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