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Lesson 4 ­ Exam Practice Questions

In 2010, a census was carried out in the USA. Here are some of the results, simplified into
bullet points.

1. Explain how a database, such as the census, can help us collect information as shown
above. (4)

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2. Which of these three states is likely to show the one with the highest GDP. Suggest

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3. What type of graph can we use to compare both the median age and average household
size? (1)

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4. Draw a sketch of this graph below, using relevant axis details if required. (2)

5. Why would it be easier to use ICT when drawing a graph? (1)…

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8. Look at the GIS example below. A company is investigating the quality of water in an area.
Why might the three layers shown have been chosen? (2)

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10. Well C6A was found to be very close to the TPC industry. Explain how GIS helped you
understand this, and how you can write a report to display your results. (4)

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