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Core Unit 2: Leaving Certificate Gegraphy (Ordinary Level)

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Ordinary Level Geography: Core Unit 2 (Regional Geography).
These are past exam questions from Leaving Certificate Geography 2013 backwards. These questions are only those relating to regional geography in Ireland for Ordinary level only.

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Core Unit 2: Leaving Certificate Gegraphy (Ordinary Level)

  1. 1. Regional Geography Ordinary Level Exam Questions relating to Irish Regions Short Questions  2013 Q8 & Q9  2012 Q2  2011 Q9  2010 Q3  2008 Q7  2007 Q4 & Q11  2006 Q11 Draw a Graph  2007 Q6 A  2006 Q4 A Table/Chart/Map Interpretation  2013 Q5 A  2012 Q5 A  2011 Q5 A  2010 Q5 A  2009 Q5 A  2008 Q6 A  2007 Q5 A  2006 Q6 A Map Work 2013 Q4 A Draw a sketch map of Ireland. On it show and name the following:  Two contrasting regions in Ireland  A named town or city in each region  A named river in each region. (30 marks)
  2. 2. 2012 Q6 A Draw a sketch map of Ireland. On it show and name the following:  One region studied by you  One named river in the region  One named mountain in the region  One named town or city in the region. (30 marks) 2011 Q4 A Draw a sketch map of Ireland. On it show and name:  Two named regions studied by you  One named river  One named mountain range. (30 marks) 2010 Q6 A Draw a sketch map of Ireland. On it mark and name:  One region studied by you  One named river in the region  One named mountain in the region  One airport or port in the region. (30 marks) 2009 Q4 A Draw a sketch map of Ireland. On it mark and name:  Two contrasting regions  One town or city in each region  One named mountain in each region. (30 marks) 2008 Q4 A Draw a sketch map of Ireland. On it mark and name:  Two contrasting regions  One named mountain area or one named river in each region. (30 marks)
  3. 3. 2007 Q4 A Draw a sketch map of Ireland. On it mark and name:  Two contrasting regions  One named mountain area or one named river in each region. (30 marks) 2006 Q5 A Draw a sketch map of Ireland. On it mark and name:  Two contrasting regions  One major city or town in each region. (30 marks) Problems faced by regions 2012 Q6 C Describe two problems faced by any region that you have studied. (30 marks) Economic Activities in Ireland 2013 Q6 B Explain how any two of the following influence the development of agriculture in an Irish region that you have studied:  Climate  Relief and Soils  Markets (40 marks)
  4. 4. 2012 Q 4 C  Tourism  Transport  Manufacturing Describe the importance of any two of the above activities in an Irish region that you have studied. (40 marks) 2011 Q4 B Name an Irish region you have studied and explain any two of the following:  The reasons why tourists are attracted to this region  The type of farming practiced in this region  The importance of transport in this region. (40 marks) 2011 Q5 B Explain how any two of the following influence the development of manufacturing industry in an Irish region you have studied:  Transport  Raw materials  Markets  Government and EU Policy Clearly state the name of the region in your answer. (30 marks) 2010 Q4 B Explain how any two of the following influence the development of agriculture in an Irish region you have studied:  Relief and soils  Climate  EU Policies  Markets Clearly state the name of the region in your answer. (40 marks)
  5. 5. 2009 Q5 B With reference to any Irish region which you have studied answer the following questions. Clearly state the name of the region in your answer. (i) Explain two reasons why tourists are attracted to this region. (ii) Explain one problem that tourism brings to this region. (40 marks) 2008 Q4 B Explain two factors which influence either agriculture or industry in one Irish region studied by you. Clearly state the name of the region in your answer. (40 marks) 2007 Q4 B Explain two factors which influence either agriculture or industry in one Irish region studied by you. Clearly state the name of the region in your answer. (40 marks) 2006 Q5 B Explain the importance of one of the primary industries listed below to the economy of any European region studied by you:  Agriculture  Forestry  Fishing  Mining/Energy (30 marks) Urban Regions 2010 Q5 C Explain two reasons for the growth of one urban area in any region you have studied. Clearly state the name of the urban area in your answer. (30 marks)
  6. 6. 2009 Q4 C (i) Name any one urban area in Ireland which you have studied. (ii) Explain one reason for the growth of that urban area. (iii) Describe one problem this growth has caused within that urban area. (30 marks) EU and Ireland 2010 Q6 C In 2004 ten new countries joined the European Union. (i) Name and describe one positive effect this has had on Ireland. (ii) Name and describe one problem which this has created for Ireland. (40 marks) 2008 Q6 B The European Union has had a major impact on the development of Irish regions through its policies and distribution of funds. Describe the influence of the EU on any one Irish region which you have studied. Clearly state the name of the region in your answer. (30 marks) Cultural Regions 2009 Q6 B “The culture of a region is often defined as its language, music, dance and religion but these can vary from region to region.” Examine the importance of culture in any one Irish region which you have studied using any two of the factors named above. (30 marks)
  7. 7. 2007 Q6 C A region’s culture can be defined by the following:  Language  Religion  Music/Dance  Traditional Costumes Explain any two from the list above using any region which you have studied. Clearly state the name of the region in your answer. (30 marks) Contrasting Regions 2006 Q6 B With reference to two contrasting European regions explain the differences between them under one of the following headings:  Climate  Population patterns  Energy sources  Manufacturing industry. (40 marks)

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