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Monday, February 12, 2018

Geography Mock Exam for SS3 - part 1

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SECTION A: OBJECTIVES
 1. Precipitation includes all the following except __________ (a)dust (b)dew (c)snow (d)fog

2. The difference between the temperatures of the hottest and coldest months of a place is the ______(a)length of the rainy season (b)mean annual temperature (c)annual range of temperature (d)total monthly temperature

3. Desert areas experience high daily range of temperature because_____________________ (a)they are generally low-lying (b)the sky is cloudless (c)they experience very high atmospheric pressure (d) the wind s blow off-shore at night


4. Which of the following does not encourage the formation of rainfall?(a)converging wind (b)ascending wind (c)descending wind (d)warm wind

5. ‘It has humidity of over 90% with rainfall in all months’ The statement describes the ________________(a)Equatorial climate (b)Desert climate (c)Warm temperate climate (d)Mediterranean climate

6. Which of the following did koppen used to classify the climates of the world?(a)temperature and humidity (b)temperature and wind (c)temperature and rainfall (d)rainfall and humidity.

7. Isotherm is to temperature as________ is to pressure.(a)isohaline (b)isohel (c)isoneph (d)isobar

8. The instrument used for measuring relative humidity is called ________ (a)hygrometer (b)wind vane (c)anemometer (c)barometer (d)wet bulb thermometer.

9. Humidity is the amount of __________________ (a)cloud cover in the sky (b)water vapour in the atmosphere (c)moisture needed cause condensation (d)mist in the atmosphere (e)none of the above.

10. The Mediterranean type of climate is best favoured for_________(a)yam cultivation (b)fruit growing (c)cotton cultivation (d)wheat production

11. Which of the following is a north-easterly wind from the sahara blowing towards the

Gulf of Guinea?(a)the sirocco (b)the Fohn (c)The harmattan (d)the Chinook

12. Diurnal range of temperature is obtained by___(a)adding all temperature readings for the day (b)adding all temperature readings for the month (c)subtracting the minimum temperature of the day from the maximum temperature of the same day (d)subtracting the minimum temperature for the month from the maximum temperature for the same month

13. Coastlines washed by cold currents normally have_______(a)high temperatures (b)scanty rainfall (c)excessive rainfall (d)moderate rainfall

14. The climate of equatorial regions of west Africa is characterized by ______(a)summer, autumn, winter and spring (b)short dry season and short wet season (c)two rainy seasons with a short dry season in –between (d)summer and winter

15. Which of the following is not true of cool Temperate western Margin Cimate?(a)Mean annual temperature between 50c and 160c. (b)annual temperature range of 130c. (c)moderately warm summers and fairly mild winters (d)summer rainfall and winter drought

16. The climate of Nigeria is characterized by _________(a)continuous seasons (b)two seasons (c)three seasons (d)four seasons

17. In koppen’s classification the first member of the system represents the__________________(a)dry climate (b)warm temperate climate (c)tropical rainy climate (d)polar climate

18. Soil erosion leads to all the following except the ____________(a)loss of available plant nutrients (b)loss of cultivable land (c)loss of water reservoirs such as dams (d)increasing drought condition

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19. The principal agents in soil erosion are__________(a)wind and waves (b)water and wind (c)air and water (d)water and dust

20. Flooding can be prevented by________________(a)building houses and embarked roads in flood plains to prevent overflow of river water (b)dumping of refuse in drainage channels for onward transportation to ocean deeps. (c)building strong fence round residential houses, office blocks and school compounds (d)planning towns and cities,

21. Which of the following is the most abundant in the total volume within the atmosphere ? (a)Hydrogen (b)Argon (c)Nitrogen (d)oxygen

22. The lowest layer of the atmosphere is the ________________(a)stratosphere (b)troposphere (c)thermosphere (d)exosphere

23. Isotherm is to temperature as ___­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_______________is to pressure. (a)isohaline (b)isohel (c)isoneph (d)isobar

24. All the following are environmental hazards except _____________(a)flooding (b)vulcanicity (c)afforestation (d)deforestation

25. The instrument used for measuring relative humidity is called____________ (a)hygrometer (b)wind vane (c)anemometer (d)barometer

26. Equal degree of cloudiness is represented by __________ (a) isoneph (b) isobar (c) chloropleth map (d)pie chart

27. The dominant climatic elements that control soil development are _____ (a)temperature and pressure (b)precipitation and wind (c)temperature and precipitation (d)precipitation and humidity

28. Humidity is the amount of _________ (a)cloud cover in the sky (b)water vapour in the atmosphere (c)moisture needed to cause condensation (d)mist in the atmosphere

29. The instrument used for measuring atmospheric pressure is _______ (a)wind vane (b)anemometer (c)barometer (d)wet bulb thermometer (e)hygrometer.

30. All the following constitute environmental hazards except _____(a) urbanization (b)mass wasting (c)earthquakes (d)drought

31. The direction of wind is recorded by an instrument called _____(a)anemometer (b)wind vane (c)hygrometer (d)barometer

32. Six’s thermometer is used to measure ____________________________ (a)maximum temperature (b)minimum temperature (c)minimum and maximum temperature (d)average temperature

33. Leaching of soil means_____________________________ (a)water logging of the soil (b)formation of hardpan in the soil (c)washing of nutrients down from the upper layers of the soil (d)removal of parent materials from the soil.

34. Temperatures are high throughout the year in equatorial areas mainly because __ (a) insolation is constantly high (b) of temperatures cloud cover (c) equatorial areas are influenced by currents (d) there are few highlands to reduce temperature

35. Temperatures are high throughout the year in equatorial areas mainly because _____ (a) insolation is constantly high (b) of temperatures cloud cover (c) equatorial areas are influenced by currents (d) there are few highlands to reduce temperature

36. Precipitation includes all the following except _____________________ (a)dust (b)dew (c)snow (d) fog

37. Which of the following is not an element of climate?(a)altitude (b)temperature (c)air pressure (d)precipitation

38. Soil erosion leads to all the following except the ____(a)loss of available plant nutrients (b)loss of cultivable land (c)loss of water reservoirs such as dams (d)increasing drought condition

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39. The principal agents in soil erosion are____(a)wind and waves (b)water and wind (c)air and water (d)water and dust

40. The earth lies between the _____________(a) mecury and the venus (b) mars and the jupiter (c) venus and the mars (d) Jupiter and Pluto

41. When the moon comes in between the earth and the sun_____________.(a) eclipse of the moon occurs(b) the length of the day varies (c) solar eclipse occurs (d) the length of day increases

42. How long does it take the mercury to make a complete revolution?(a)88days (b) 225days (c)3651/4 days (d) 687

43. The planet with the longest orbit around the sun is___________________(a)the earth (b) Jupiter (c)Pluto (d) mars

44. Which of the following does not favour the formation of deltas?(a)a long upper course of a river (b)a reduction in river velocity at its lower course (c) a lot of sediments in the lower course of a river (d)the existence of large lakes in the middle and lower portions of a river course of a river

45. The intensity of erosion by a river is determined by the__________ (a) volume of water only (b)gradient of the valley only (c)gradient and width of the valley (d)volume of water, gradient of the valley and the load carried

46. The features commonly found along the lower course of a river are________ (a) wind gaps (b)rapids (c)waterfalls (d)meanders

47. Braiding of the lower course of a river is caused by _________(a)a reduction of the volume load carried by the river (b)deposition of a large volume of materials on the level plain (c)erosion on the concave slope and deposition on the convex slope (d)the raising of the general level of the flood plain

48. Which of the following is not a feature of river erosion?(a)waterfalls (b)gorges (c)V- shape valleys (d)deltas

49. There are ____ types of organically formed sedimentary rocks (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 4

50. The middle course of a river is called_______ (a) youthful age (b) mature age (c) old age stage (d) none of the above





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SECTION B: THEORY
1. Discuss the important features of koppen’s climatic classification.

2. Write explanatory notes on drought under the following: (a) causes (b) effects (c) control.

3. (a)Name any four natural hazards (b) Highlight any three effects of air pollution on man.

4. (a)Define weather. (b)Mention three elements of weather and climate. (c)Explain any two elements of weather and climate.

5. (a)Define soil. (b)mention the types of soil (c)state three properties of each of the named type of soil

6. (a) List and explain the types of rocks (b) state and explain five importance of rocks to man



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