GCSE Y11 Sample Changing Urban Questions

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  1. Explain why people of the same ethnic group often live near to each other (4)

  2. Outline how a government strategy has tried to improve inner cities (2)

  3. Use an example to describe how problems of squatter settlements can be reduced (6)

  4. Use a named case study to describe the features of sustainable urban living (8)

  5. Describe a problem other than air pollution caused by high levels of traffic in towns (2)

  6. Explain how the need to provide sustainable housing is being met in the CBD (4)

  7. Explain how the need to provide sustainable housing is being met in the inner city (4)

  8. Explain how the need to provide sustainable housing is being met in the suburbs (4)

  9. Describe how physical and human factors can cause a problem of water pollution (4)

  10. Describe how water pollution problems can be managed in a city in a poor part of the world (4)

  11. What is sustainable urban living? (1)

  12. Use a case study to describe the main features of sustainable urban living (8)

  13. Describe disadvantages of building new housing on brownfield sites (4)

  14. Explain two strategies that can be used to make urban living more sustainable (4)

  15. Suggest how a person’s life can be improved by living in a squatter settlement (2)

  16. Use a case study to explain how squatter settlements can be improved (8)

  17. Explain the difference in urban growth between the richer parts and the poorer parts of the world (3)

  18. Explain how rapid urbanisation and industrialisation in poorer parts of the world lead to pollution in urban areas (8)

  19. Suggest one reason why some CBDs are in decline (2)

  20. Describe three characteristics of a squatter settlement (3)

  21. Suggest how one or more of the conditions of squatter settlements affects the lives of people living there (4)

  22. Explain how urban living can be made more sustainable (8)

  23. Explain two strategies that may support multicultural communities in urban areas (4)

  24. List two features which are typical of the Central Business District (2)

  25. List two features which are typical of the Inner city (2)

  26. List two features which are typical of the Suburbs (2)

  27. Give two problems caused by rapid urbanisation for cities in the poor world (2)

  28. Explain why the disposal of waste in cities in the poor world is very difficult (4)

  29. Describe one problem other than air pollution caused by high levels of road traffic in towns (2)

  30. Explain how the problems caused by high levels of road traffic in towns can be reduced (4)

  31. Give two reasons why water pollution is a problem in cities in poor parts of the world (2)

  32. Suggest the effects of water pollution on a poor world city (2)

  33. Outline why reducing water pollution would be difficult for a poor world city (2)

  34. What is a ‘brownfield site’? (1)

  35. State one advantage of brownfield sites for building housing (1)

  36. State one disadvantage of brownfield sites for building housing (1)

  37. Suggest two ways new housing developments on the edge of a city are likely to be different from brownfield housing developments towards the centre of a city (2)

  38. Explain two strategies for making urban living more sustainable (4)

  39. State one positive effect and one negative effect of living in a squatter settlement (2)

  40. Describe how local residents try to improve squatter settlements over time (6)

  41. Describe the effects of air pollution and water pollution in urban areas in poorer parts of the world (6)

  42. State one feature that suggests a CBD is experiencing a decline (1)

  43. Outline how CBDs can be improved (3)

  44. Outline one government strategy used to support the inner city since the 1990s (2)

  45. State one negative effect of living in squatter settlements (1)

  46. Outline one way the conditions in squatter settlements could be improved (2)

  47. Use one or more examples to describe the characteristics of sustainable urban living (6)

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