Geography End of Year 9 Test

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General Geographic Terms

Climatic Hazards = due to the weather

  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes
  • Floods
  • Droughts
  • Storms

Tectonic hazards = due to plate movement


  • Volcanoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Tsunamis


Ritcher Scale = Scale used to measure hurricanes

Earth: Inner core, Outer core, Mantle

Limestone features:

  • Stalagtites grow DOWN
  • Stalagmites grow UP

GDP = Value of goods and services prodced by a country per capita


South West USA         

  • The S.W USA comprises of 





-New Mexico



  • Las Vegas in Nevada is suffering from a water shortage.  Young children are being taught about the importance of water.
  • Xeriscaping is a type of garden landscping that adapts to little watering, using desert shrubs to save water. People are being paid $2 per sq ft. for using xeriscaping, adn promotional ads are being used. 
  • Lake Mead water levels are falling.
  • Homes are sinking.


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