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Form 1 Geography Sample Exam Questions and Answers
Form 1 Geography Sample Exam Questions and Answers
Give four reasons why some areas within the equatorial belt do not experience true equatorial climate
When the local time is 2.00 p.m at longitude 45°E, what is the longitude of a place whose local time is 10.30 a.m?
State three natural causes of climate change.
State three effects of the rotation of the earth.
Explain four consequences of climate change on the physical environment.
Explain the occurrence of a land breeze.
State two causes of temperature inversion.
Differentiate between weather and climate.
Give two reasons that support the belief that the interior of the earth is very hot.
Differentiate the term aridity and desertification.
Describe the characteristics of: i) Crust ii) Core
What is the solar system?
Name two planets without natural satellites in the solar system.
What is a time zone?
Give the reason why the International Date Line is significant.
State any two characteristics of Latitudes.
The diagram below represents an eclipse. Use it to answer the following questions: (i) Name the type of eclipse. (ii) Identify the parts marked Q and T.
What is an equinoxal date?
Name two equinoxal dates.
Explain why the study of Geography is beneficial in the management and conservation of the environment.
The diagram below represents the earth on its axis. Use it to answer the questions below. i) Name the latitude marked G. ii) What is the angle of inclination of the earth’s axis from its orbit?
The table below represents rainfall and temperature figure for a town in Kenya. Use it to answer the questions that follow:- a)i) calculate the annual range of temperature for the town ii) Calculate the total annual rainfall for the town b) State three characteristics of the climate experienced in the town.
State three effects of the revolution of the earth.
Give two theories that explain the evolution of the solar system and the origin of the earth
Identify the force that causes the earth to bulge at the equator.
State three causes of desertification.
Give three characteristics of the inter-tropical convergence zone.
Explain how the following factors influence climate: (i) Ocean currents (ii) Altitude
State three conditions necessary for the formation of dew
What is a fog?
State any two conditions necessary for the formation of fog.
Name any two isothermic layers of the atmosphere.
What is an air mass?
Give two climatic characteristics of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)
Four classes intend to visit a weather station near your school to study the instruments for measuring weather elements:- (i) Describe how you would use a rain gauge to measure rainfall (ii) Name two instruments you would find inside a Stevenson screen
What do you understand by: i) Micro- climate ii) Greenhouse effect
What two conditions favor formation of air mass?
What is the Inter-tropical convergence Zone?
State two qualities that makes Stevenson screen suitable for its work
Study the table below and answer questions that follow (i) Using 1cm to represent 500 tons, draw a comparative bar graph to represent the data. (ii) Give two disadvantages of using the method to represent statistical data.
Form four students of your school carried out a field study on beef farming in Narok District. (i) State four objectives of their study. (ii) Give four follow up activities they carried out.
Students of Kakao secondary school intend to undertake a field study of Olkaria I geothermal power generating project. Answer the following questions; (i) State three objectives they would write down for the field study (ii) List three preparations they would undertake before the actual field study
Students from Kericho school set out to conduct a field study on the relationship between climate and vegetation of the area covered by the map. (i) What preparation did they carry out for the study? (ii ) State two possible alternative hypotheses for the study
(a) State two formations in which mineral ores occur (b) Give three negative effects of open cast mining on the environment
a) Briefly describe how minerals occur in veins and lodes (b) Describe how coral rocks are formed
A field study was carried out around the rift valley lakes:- State two characteristics of the lakes they would have identified
Describe the following types of rocks i) Calcareous rocks ii) Carbonaceous rocks
Explain how sedimentary rocks are formed through the following processes. i) Mechanical Process ii) Chemical Process
a)Give three ways through which rocks may be metamorphosised. (b) Name two examples of plutonic rocks
(i) What problem has been brought about by uncontrolled mining of minerals in Kenya? (ii) Where is fluorspar mined in Kenya? (iii) Describe how trona is mined and processed in Magadi
(i) List two ways in which mining leads to loss of biodiversity (ii) List two ways in which mining leads to pollution
(i) Name three methods of mining. (ii) State five factors that influence the exploration of minerals. (iii)State three ways in which mining derelicts can be reclaimed
(a) State two ways in which gold in South Africa occurs. (b) Give three ways in which abandoned mined sites could be rehabilitated.
A part from planets, name two other heavenly bodies
The diagram below shows the internal structure of the earth. Use it to answer questions a. and b.
The diagram below shows a set up of two thermometers use it to answer question (i) and (ii)
Identify three areas studied in human geography
Explain three proofs that earth is spherical
Name five elements of weather
State three factors to consider when citing a weather station
Draw a well labeled diagram of relief rainfall
Name three types of clouds
State three factors that affect amount of insulation reaching the earth’s surface
Name three instruments that are kept in the Stevenson’s screen
The data below shows temperature of Thika town recorded on 24/1/2014 Maximum Temperature 200c Minimum Temperature 150c i) Calculate diurnal range of temperature for Thika town ii) Calculate the mean daily temperature for Thika town
Name the elements of weather measured by the following instruments i) Anemometer ii) Barometer
Differentiate between absolute humidity and relative humidity
What is the meaning of the term winds?
Differentiate between negative, positive and zero lapse rate
What is the ozone layer?