Edexcel GCSE Geography - Practice Exam Pack (x3)

This GCSE Geography Exam Pack has three carefully designed exams written to the 2009 Specification for Edexcel. This is not an official set, but is great practice towards River Landscapes and a Watery World!

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Edexcel GCSE
Geography
UNIT 2: The Natural Environment
PAPER1
Time allowed: 1 hour Total marks: 50
Name
Centre no. Candidate no.
Information:
· You have 60 minutes to complete one question from section A, and one
question from section B.
· Spend about 30 minutes on each section.
· There are 25 marks available in total for each section.
Instructions:
· You may use a calculator and ruler.
· Write everything on this paper, and you may use spare paper if required.
· Do not open this booklet until you are told to do so.
Advice:
· Work steadily through the booklet.
· Check your answers at the end if you have time.
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SECTION A: River Landscapes
1. Define the following vocabulary:
a. Soil Creep (1)
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b. Slumping (1)
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2. What is the difference between chemical and biological weathering? (2)
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3. This diagram shows an example of a flood hydrograph. Label onto this
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Explain, using diagrams, how a flood plain is formed. (3)
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5. Give two human causes of flooding, and explain in depth why they lead
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Using the image below, explain the effects of flooding, using case study
data in your answer. (4)
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7. Name one hard engineering technique, and one soft engineering
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Choose one case study that you have chosen on river management,
and explain in depth, what has been done to manage this river. (6)
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SECTION B: A Watery World
1. Using the map below, describe the distribution of clean water scarcity
around the world. (3)
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2. Why is water consumption so great in HICs? (2)
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Describe and explain two methods of getting water. (4)
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4. Leakage of water is a problem in HICs. Explain this using case study
data in your answer. (3)
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5. Name two water-borne diseases, which result from dirty contaminated
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Using case study information, show how Industrial water usage in HICs
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7. Briefly describe two of the negative impacts of a water management
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For a case study you have looked at, explain why water conflicts occur
in this area. Use data in your answer. (6)
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Edexcel GCSE
Geography
UNIT 2: The Natural Environment
PAPER2
Time allowed: 1 hour Total marks: 50
Name
Centre no. Candidate no.
Information:
· You have 60 minutes to complete one question from section A, and one
question from section B.
· Spend about 30 minutes on each section.
· There are 25 marks available in total for each section.
Instructions:
· You may use a calculator and ruler.
· Write everything on this paper, and you may use spare paper if required.…read more

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