GCSE Geography Unit 1 - Challenges for the Planet Practice Exam

Practice Exam A for Edexcel GCSE

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GCSE Edexcel
Geography A
Unit 1: Challenges for the Planet
Practice Paper
Time allowed: 30 minutes Total marks: 25
Name
Centre no. Candidate no.
Information:
You have 30 minutes to complete this exam.
There are 25 marks available in total.
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.
Questions marked with an asterix * will be looking for you to write in clear
sentences using good English.
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Advice:
Work steadily through the booklet.
Check your answers at the end if you have time.
1. Cows produce large quantities of methane. State one other source of methane production.
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(Total for Question 1 = 1 mark)
2. There has been an increase in the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere.
Suggest reasons why.
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Total for Question 3 = 4 marks)
4. Global warming is predicted to cause negative effects on coral reefs. Explain one negative impact
with reference to an example.
Impact
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5. There has been a range of responses to climate change at the local scale, such as the `live simply'
campaign. Choose one scheme that you have studied. Outline the main details of the scheme.
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Total for Question 5 = 4 marks)
QUESTION 6 CONTINUES ON THE NEXT PAGE
6. What is meant by sustainable development?
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(Total for Question 6 = 2 marks)
7. Describe the distribution of Park and Ride sites around Cambridge. Use figure 1 below.…read more

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Figure 1: Cambridge Park and Ride Scheme
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8. The extraction of resources from tropical rainforests is having a major impact on the environment.
Explain the effects of resource extraction from tropical rainforest environments. Use examples in
your answer. *
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