Geography Trial Exams Paper 1 Questions - Alliance Boys High School Mock December 2020

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  • This paper consists of two sections A and B
  • Answer all the questions in section A 
  • Answer question 6 and any other two questions from section B.
  • All answers MUST be written on separate answer sheets.


Answer all questions in this section.

    1. State two effects of the 23 % angle tilt of the earth during revolution. (2 mks)
    2. What is the local time in Kitale 35 E when the local time in Brazil 52 W is 7.00 am? (2 mks)
    1. Draw a well labelled diagram of an over fold. (2 mks)
    2. Name two fold mountains formed during the Hercynian orogeny. (2 mks)
    1. State two types of river erosion. (2 mks)
    2. Identify three features that results from river rejuvenation. (3 mks)
    1. What is secondary vegetation. (2 mks)
    2. Study the map below to answer questions i) and ii)

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      1. With the use of diagrams describe how tensional forces may lead to the formation of the Rift Valley. (8 mks)
      2. Identify two features resulting from faulting that may be found within the rift valley. (2 mks)
    4. Explain five significance of faulting on human activities. (10 mks)
      1. What is glacier? (2 mks)
      2. Name three types of glacier. (3 mks)
      1. State three factors influencing glacial erosion. (3 mks)
      2. Identify four erosional features that develop in glaciated lowlands. (4 mks)
    3. Using well labelled diagrams, describe how a cirque is formed. (7 mks)
    4. Explain three significance of glacial features to human activities. (6 mks)
    1. Explain three factors that makes water an effective denudational agent in arid areas. (6 mks)
      1. With the aid of a diagram, differentiate between an Alluvial fan and a Bajada. (4 mks)
      2. State three characteristics of a Wadi. (3 mks)
    3. Describe how gorges are formed in Arid areas. (4 mks)
    4. Your class intends to carry out a field study on action of water in an arid region.
      1. State two ways in which you would prepare for the study. (2 mks)
      2. Give three reasons for studying action of water in arid areas through field work. (3 mks)
      3. Write two possible objectives you are likely to formulate for the study. (2 mks)
    1. What is weathering? (2 mks)
    2. Explain how the following factors influences Weathering of rocks.
      1. Relief (2mk)
      2. Rock Texture (2 mks)
      3. Rock colour (2 mks)
    3. Describe how the following processes of weathering occur.
      1. Frost action (5 mks)
      2. Hydrolysis (4 mks)
    4. Giving reasons, identify the predominant type of weathering found in the following climate regions.
      1. Tropical Arid climates. (2 mks) 
      2. Cold climates. (2 mks) 
      3. Tropical climate (2 mks)
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