Geography Past Paper - Unit 2(higher)

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Centre Number Candidate Number For Examiner's Use
Surname
Examiner's Initials
Other Names
Candidate Signature
Question Mark
General Certificate of Secondary Education
1
Higher Tier
Specimen Paper 2
Geography 40352/H 3
(Specification B) 4
5
H
Unit 2: Hostile World
6
Date: Time
TOTAL
For this paper you must have:
· the insert (enclosed)
· a ruler
You may use a calculator.
Time allowed
y 1 Hour
Instructions
· Use black ink or black ball-point pen.
· Fill in the boxes at the top of this page.
· Answer either Section A or Section B.
· You must answer the questions in the spaces provided. Answers written in
margins or on blank pages will not be marked.
· Do all rough work in this book. Cross through any work you do not want to
be marked.
Information
· The maximum mark for this paper is 50.
· The marks for questions are shown in brackets.
· You will be marked on your ability to:
­ use an appropriate form and style of writing
­ organise relevant information clearly and coherently
­ use specialist vocabulary where appropriate.
40352/H

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SECTION A ­ LIVING WITH NATURAL HAZARDS
Answer either Section A or Section B.
1 Tectonic Hazards Total for this question: 16 marks
1 Study Figure 1, which gives information about an earthquake in California (USA).
Figure 1
1 (a) Describe the pattern of earthquake shaking shown in Figure 1.
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1 (b) Study Figure 2, a map of plate boundaries in North America.
Figure 2
Suggest the cause of the earthquake in California.
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1 (c) Study Figure 3, which shows the area around Mount Vesuvius, a volcano in Italy.
Figure 3
Despite the risks, people continue to live close to Mount Vesuvius. With the help
of Figure 3, suggest why.
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1 (d) Describe ways in which the damaging effects of either an earthquake or a
volcanic eruption may be reduced.
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2 Tropical Storms Total for this question: 23 marks
2 Study Figure 4, which shows the world distribution of tropical storms.
Figure 4
2 (a) Describe the distribution of tropical storms.
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2 (b) Study Figure 5 on the insert, which shows the path taken by a tropical storm
(Hurricane Ivan) in September 2004.
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2 (c) Study Figure 6, which shows the average number of tropical storms in the
Atlantic Ocean between 1900 and 2005.
Figure 6
2 (c) (i) Describe the changes to the average number of tropical storms in the
Atlantic Ocean between 1900 and 2005.
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2 (c) (ii) Suggest reasons for your answer to (c)(i) above.
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2 (d) Study Figure 7, which shows information on the USA and Myanmar (Burma).…read more

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