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HIGH SCORES

Rank Name Score
1st BoL 32
2nd ATO 32
3rd DJP 32
4th JCM 32
5th CME 32
6th SHJ 32
7th Cnf 32
8th Muy 32
9th vlf 32
10th SAM 32

QUIZZES // UK physical landscapes

Q1. Which one of the following is the best definition of the United Kingdom (UK)?

A group of 6,000 islands of which Great Britain is the largest.

An island located in the north west of Europe.

A country but not a sovereign state.

A sovereign state that includes England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Q2. Which one of these is part of physical geography rather than human geography?

Climate

Population distribution

Deforestation

Places

Q3. Which one of these is the best definition of the term ‘landscape’?

Something that stands out in an area and can be recognised from a distance.

A country that is entirely surrounded by land.

What you can see of an area of land, including natural features and human features.

A feature of the Earth’s surface that is part of the terrain.

Q4. The Lake District is an upland area of the UK, but which country is it in?

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Q5. Ben Nevis is the UK’s highest mountain. Which upland area is it in?

Snowdonia in Wales

The Grampians in Scotland

The Lake District in England

The Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland

Q6. The Brecon Beacons is an upland area of the UK, but which country is it in?

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Q7. Fenland or the Fens is a lowland area of the UK, but which country is it in?

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Q8. Which one of these terms would you be more likely to use for an upland landscape than a lowland one?

Undulating

Fertile

Gentle relief

Rugged

Q9. Which one of these terms would you be more likely to use for a lowland landscape than an upland one?

Exposed rock

Lush vegetation

Angular

Dramatic

Q10. Which one of these river landforms would be more common in upland landscapes than in lowland ones?

Delta

Meander

Waterfall

Flood plain

Q11. Most of the UK’s upland landscapes were glaciated until rapid climate warming happened around 11,500 years ago. Which one of these features would suggest that an upland landscape used to be glaciated?

An ice cap

A U-shaped valley

Crevasses

Glacier snout

Q12. The UK’s lowland landscapes are mostly in…

the south and west.

the south and east.

the north and west.

the north and east.

Q13. Which one of these rock types would usually be the least resistant to weathering and erosion?

Sedimentary

Igneous

Metamorphic

Basalt

Q14. Which one of these areas would be most like to have sedimentary geology?

The Lake District

Dartmoor

The Thames Valley

The Grampians

Q15. In the poem ‘Blencathra’ by John Phoenix Hutchinson, the poet describes a ‘broken horizon’ and ‘shattered walls’. What physical processes are most likely to have created these landscape features?

Erosion by the wind

Weathering, e.g. freeze-thaw

Deposition by glaciers

Human activity

Q16. Which of the following features on an OS map would indicate an upland landscape rather than a lowland one?

Few contour lines that are far apart.

Many contour lines close together.

Spot heights no higher than 200m.

Very large settlements.

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