P250/2

GEOGRAPHY

(World Problems

and Development)

Paper 2

Nov, 2020

3 hours

ST. MARYS’ KITENDE

Uganda Advanced certificate of education

RESOURCEFUL MOCK EXAMINATIONS

(World problems and development)

Paper 2

3 hours

Instructions:

  • Answer four questions in all.
  • Section A is compulsory.
  • Answer three question(s) from section B.
  • Any additional questions attempted will not be marked.
  • Credit will be given for use of relevant sketch maps, diagrams and specific examples.

SECTION A

 

1. Study the tables I and II below showing the area and modes of transport of selected countries for 2000.

 

Table I: Area in km2.

Country

Area (1000Km2)

Nigeria

107

Republic of South Africa

140

Japan

203

United states of America

267

 

Table II: Modes of transport as percentage of total

Country

Railway (%)

Water (%)

Road (%)

Air (%)

Nigeria

30

15

45

10

Republic of South Africa

26

34

40

Japan

22

20

50

08

United states of America

32

14

48

06

 

a) Draw a compound divided rectangle to portray the information given in tables I and II.                                        (9 marks)

 

b) Explain the demerits of using the above stastical method.        (3 marks)

 

c) i) Identify the dominant mode of transport in the countries given in the table.                                                (1 mark)

ii) Account for the dominance of the mode of transport identified in the above.

                                                (4 marks)

d) Explain the contribution of the transport industry to the development of any one country given in the table.                        (8 marks)

 

SECTION B

 

2. Account for the modern irrigation farming in either the Sudan or California (USA).                                        (25 marks)

 

3. Explain the factors limiting the commercial exploitation of the forest resources in any one country in the Amazon Basin.        (25 marks)

 

4. Examine the contribution of ocean currents to the development of the fishing industry in either Canada or Angola.                (25 marks)

 

5. Explain the effects of rapid population increase on the resource utilization in either India or China.                            (25 marks)

 

6. To what extend has the presence of water resources contributed to the development of industries in either the Ruhr region of Germany or the Rand region of the republic of South Africa?                    (25 marks)

 

7. Describe the steps being taken to ensure sustainable utilization of natural resources in any one country in sub-Saharan Africa.        (25 marks)

 

8. To what extent have environmental factors led to the development of the tourist industry in either United States of America or Tanzania?

                                            (25 marks)

 

 

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