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Core Unit 2: Regional Geography (Higher Level)

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Leaving Certificate Geography Higher Level.
Past exam questions (2013 back) from Core Unit 2: Regional Geography. These exam questions only relate to Irish regions.

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Core Unit 2: Regional Geography (Higher Level)

  1. 1. Regional Geography Higher Level Exam Questions relating to Irish Regions Short Questions  2010 Q3  2009 Q7  2008 Q3  2007 Q5  2006 Q8 Table/Chart/Map Interpretation  2013 Q5 A  2013 Q6 A  2012 Q5 A  2012 Q6 A  2011 Q5 A  2011 Q6 A  2010 Q5 A  2009 Q4 A  2008 Q5 A Map work 2010 Q4 A In your answer book, draw an outline map of Ireland. On it show and name the following: (i) Two Irish regions you have studied (ii) One urban centre in each region (iii) One feature of the physical landscape in each region. (20 marks)
  2. 2. 2009 Q5 A In your answer book, draw an outline map of Ireland. Show and name the following on it: (i) Two contrasting regions (ii) Two different physical landscape features – one in each region (iii) Two urban centres – one in each region. (20 marks) 2008 Q4 A In your answer book, draw an outline map of Ireland. On it show and name the following: (i) Any one Irish region that you have studied (ii) One major urban centre in the region (iii) One major routeway in the region (iv) One major feature of the physical landscape of the region. (20 marks) 2007 Q4 A Draw an outline of Ireland. Show and name the following on it: (i) Any one Irish region that you have studied (ii) One urban centre in the region (iii) One relief feature in the region (iv) One drainage feature in the region. (20 marks) 2006 Q6 A Draw an outline map of Ireland. Show and name the following on it: (i) Any one Irish region that you have studied. (ii) Any two physical features in that region. (iii) One urban centre in the region. (20 marks)
  3. 3. Population in Ireland 2012 Q4 C Account for the distribution of population throughout an Irish region that you have studied. (30 marks) Concept of a Region 2012 Q5B Examine, with reference to examples that you have studied, how the physical landscape can be used to define regions. (30 marks) 2011 Q5 C A region is an area on the earth’s surface which can be defined by one or more criteria. Explain this statement with reference to example (s) that you have studied. (30 marks) 2010 Q6 B Regions can be defined by many factors including:  Economic  Human  Physical Explain how any one of the above factors has defined an Irish Region studied by you. (30 marks) 2007 Q5 A A region is an area that has one or more characteristics that distinguish it from other areas. Describe the key characteristics of a climatic region or a geomorphological region of your choice. (20 marks)
  4. 4. Primary Economic Activities in an Irish Region 2009 Q4 B Describe and explain any two physical factors that have influenced the development of agriculture in an Irish Region that you have studied. (30 marks). 2011 Q4 B Contrast the development of agriculture in two Irish regions that you have studied. (30 marks). 2008 Q6 B Examine the development of primary economic activities in an Irish region that you have studied. (30 marks) 2007 Q6 C Examine two factors that have influenced the development of primary activities in any Irish region that you have studied. (30 marks). Secondary Economic Activities in an Irish Region 2013 Q4 B Examine the factors that influence the development of secondary economic activity in an Irish region that you have studied. (30 marks) 2009 Q6 C Describe and explain the development of secondary economic activities in an Irish region that you have studied. (30 marks) 2007 Q 5 B Examine the development of secondary economic activities in an Irish region that you have studied. (30 marks)
  5. 5. Tertiary Economic Activities in Ireland 2012 Q6 B Discuss the factors that influence the development of one tertiary activity in an Irish region that you have studied. (30 marks) 2008 Q5 B Examine the development of tertiary activities in an Irish region that you have studied. (3o marks) Urban Regions 2010 Q5 B Examine the development of one urban area in any Irish region studied by you. (30 marks) European Union Expansion 2011 Q5 B Examine the economic impact of enlargement of the European Union on Ireland. (30 marks) 2009 Q5 B Describe and explain two impacts on Ireland of the enlargement of the European Union. (30 marks) 2008 Q6 C Examine the economic and/or cultural impact of expansion on any one member state of the European Union. (30 marks) 2006 Q6 B Examine the impact of European Union expansion on Ireland’s economy and/or culture. (30 marks)
  6. 6. Culture 2010 Q4 C Describe and explain the importance of culture in defining any region studied by you. (30 marks)

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