IT’S NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY Awareness Week next week, so what better way to celebrate than to give you a good old dose of bad memories with a Junior Cert-esque geography test?
Do you remember your hanging valleys from your coastal erosion? Your dormitory towns from your plate tectonics? It’s time to find out…
1. Which urban settlement is situated on the lowest bridging point of Ireland’s longest river?
2. What F is the name given to the distance of water over which a wave can be made?
3. Metamorphic rocks are formed through what processes?
4. What kind of lake is in the process of being formed here?
5. Does a stalagmite hang from the ceiling or rise from the floor?
6. What cools to form igneous rocks?
7. What is the zone where one of the tectonic plates moves under another plate called?
8. How thick is the earth’s crust at its thickest point?
9. Where is the world’s highest waterfall?
10. Which country is the world’s most populated?
12. What word beginning with K describes the landscape of The Burren?
13. What is Ireland’s climate type?
14. In which country is the source of the Amazon river?
15. What are people who study population and population change known as?
16. The rainfall along the west coast of Britain is caused by the presence of what kind of front?
17. What is a collected of debris at the front of a glacier called?
18. Which of these is not a form of renewable energy? Wind, geothermal, gas, solar?
19. Which gas makes up 78 per cent of the atmosphere?
20. What is the normal pH of rain?
How did you do? Here are the answers…
Next week… Peig Sayers*!