Settlement 02
Building is restricted in which 'belt'? Find out in this quiz.

Settlement 02

This KS3 Geography quiz takes a second look at settlements. Villages and towns are two types of settlement. A settlement conventionally includes its constructed facilities such as roads, enclosures, field systems, boundary banks and ditches, ponds, parks and woods, mills, manor houses, moats and churches. Most settlements have developed naturally and increased gradually in size, so the roads don't follow any particular pattern. In America and Australia, settlements are relatively new and are more likely to be set out with straight roads in a grid pattern.

Housing forms a large percentage of the buildings in any city. During the Industrial Revolution, factory owners built large numbers of small terraced houses so that their workforce could get to the factory easily - workers would have no excuse to be late and the owners could charge their workers rent. During the 1930s, more and more people were earning enough money to buy their own houses. This is when the idea of the suburban semi took hold. Pairs of houses were built on larger plots than the Victorian terraced houses on the urban - rural fringe.

Did you know...

You can play all the teacher-written quizzes on our site for just £9.95 per month. Click the button to sign up or read more.

Sign up here
  1. Building is restricted in which zone?
    Green belts are designed to prevent urban sprawl. As the population of the UK has increased, green belts are coming under more pressure because of a need for more housing
  2. What is the area of ground on which a settlement is built?
    Sites can be small (e.g. a building site) or large (e.g. the site of a city)
  3. Which of these is an inner city benefit?
    It is usually faster and easier to get around large city centres by using public transport than by using your own car
  4. Settlements with widely spread buildings are called what?
    For example a small or medium-sized settlement in a mountainous area is likely to be dispersed. Cities are seldom dispersed
  5. Semi-detached houses were first built in large numbers in which decade?
    At the time they were built, they were on the edges of urban areas
  6. Terraced houses were originally built for which group of people?
    They were built within walking distance of factories
  7. Expanding into the rural-urban fringe is called urban what?
    As the population increases, there is a greater need for housing and businesses. Land at the centre of an urban area is limited and expensive
  8. A house joined to another on only one side is called what?
    A house that is not joined to another is called detached
  9. What would you expect to find most of in the CBD?
    There will be some housing but not a great deal
  10. Where in a city is land most expensive?
    Only large shops and offices can afford to locate there

The Tutor in Your Computer!

Quiz yourself clever - 3 free quizzes in every section

  • Join us (£9.95/month) to play over 4,000 more quizzes
  • Reinforce your school learning in the comfort of home
  • Build your confidence in National Curriculum subjects
  • Test yourself to identify gaps in learning
  • Revise fast for tests and exams

© Copyright 2016-2017 - Education Quizzes
TJS - Web Design Lincolnshire

Valid HTML5

We use cookies to make your experience of our website better.

To comply with the new e-Privacy directive, we need to ask for your consent - I agree - No thanks - Find out more