Geography - Maranda High School Form 1 End Term 1 2018

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    1. Define the terms;
      1. Environment (2 mks)
      2. Habitat (2 mks)
    2. Name four study areas in practical geography (4 mks)
    3. Explain the relationship between geography and the following disciplines
      1. Agriculture (2mks)
      2. History (2mks)
  2. Explain four reasons why study of geography is important (8mks)
    1. Describe how the passing star theory explains the origin of the earth and solar system (5mks)
    2. State two weaknesses of the passing star theory (2 mks)
    3. Apart from meteors and meteorites, name three other components of the solar system. (3 mks)
    1. Describe three forces responsible for the shape of the earth. (6 mks)
    2. Give four proofs that the earth is spherical (4 mks)
    1. Give two differences between rotation and revolution of the earth (2mks)
    2. With aid of a diagram describe how rotation causes day and night (4mks)
    3. State four effects of revolution of the earth (4mks)
    1. The figure below shows the internal structure of the earth. Study it and use it to answer questions a (i) and (ii) below.

      geog earth structure 6

        1. Identify the parts marked Y and Z (2mks)
        2. Name two minerals that mainly form the lithosphere (2 mks)
        3. Give four characteristics of layer marked X (4mks)
      2. State three reasons why the interior of the earth is very hot (3 mks)
      1. Define the term weather (2 mks)
      2. Apart from temperature, give four elements of weather (4 mks)
    2. Explain how the earth gets heated through radiation (3 mks)
    1. Explain how the following factors influence temperature of a place
      1. Altitude  (2 mks)
      2. Latitude (2 mks)
    2. The figure below shows an instrument used to measure weather element. Study it and use it to answer question b (i) and (ii).
      geog weather measuring 8b

      1. Name the instrument and identify the element of weather the instrument is used to measure, (2mks)
      2. Describe how the instrument is used to obtain required measurement (4 mnks)
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