Test your knowledge of upland and lowland landscapes, sedimentary and igneous rocks with this 15-question GCSE quiz.
If you haven't already done it, work through the unit on distinctive UK physical landscapes on the PowerPoint. Or look at it again to help fill in any gaps in your knowledge!
Soft and resistant
Hard and less resistant
Hard and resistant
Soft and less resistant
To the north and west of the UK
Only in the north of the UK
To the south and east of the UK
Only along the east coast
The Vale of Oxford
East Anglia and the Fens
The North Downs
The Lake District
A rock which has been changed from its original form by being subjected to extreme heat and/or extreme pressure, e.g. slate, formed from shale.
A rock formed from calcareous deposits like shells or microscopic sea organisms, e.g. chalk.
Rocks made from particles which have been eroded from other rocks, deposited and compressed over a long period of time, e.g. sandstone and mudstone.
A crystalline rock formed by volcanic activity where magma has cooled under the earth’s surface (intrusive, e.g. granite or lava) or has cooled at the surface (extrusive, e.g. basalt).
An ancient sedimentary rock made from calcium carbonate particles, formed over 350 years ago
A resistant metamorphic rock
A soft, permeable rock formed when microscopic calcareous organisms were deposited in an ancient shallow ocean
A permeable sedimentary sandstone
A granite tor
An extensive area of very flat land with artificial drainage ditches with large areas of arable fields
A chalk escarpment with a steep slope and rounded, undulating dip slope covered in rich biodiverse grassland and mixed woodland
A river valley
Grazing by cattle
The low rainfall in the south of England
Grazing by sheep
Expanding settlements built with modern materials
Woodland management schemes
Expansion of arable farming
Reduction of the numbers of sheep grazing
Steep mountains, waterfalls, deep glaciated valleys and ribbon lakes
Rounded hills, escarpments and large towns
The introduction of large scale arable farming.
The conversion and modernisation of farm cottages to accommodate tourists.
Road improvement and modernisation of signs.
Forestry visitor centres.
Clints and grykes
Scarp and dip slope
Source and mouth
Capes and bays
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
National Trust land
English Channel to the North Sea
The River Thames to the River Tees
The River Exe to the River Tees
The River Exe to the River Tyne