KS3 Geography Quiz - Settlement 02 (Questions)

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.

1. A house joined to another on only one side is called what?
[ ] Demi-terraced
[ ] Detached
[ ] Maisonette
[ ] Semi-detached
2. Expanding into the rural-urban fringe is called urban what?
[ ] Ballooning
[ ] Extension
[ ] Sprawl
[ ] Stretch
3. Terraced houses were originally built for which group of people?
[ ] Factory owners
[ ] Factory workers
[ ] Policemen
[ ] Single mothers
4. What would you expect to find most of in the CBD?
[ ] Detached houses
[ ] Farmland
[ ] Parks
[ ] Businesses and offices
5. Where in a city is land most expensive?
[ ] CBD
[ ] Council estates
[ ] Inner suburbs
[ ] Outer suburbs
6. Semi-detached houses were first built in large numbers in which decade?
[ ] 1900s
[ ] 1930s
[ ] 1960s
[ ] 1980s
7. Building is restricted in which zone?
[ ] Black belt
[ ] Eco belt
[ ] Green belt
[ ] Open belt
8. Which of these is an inner city benefit?
[ ] Poor housing
[ ] High rates of crime
[ ] Access to public transport
[ ] Traffic congestion
9. What is the area of ground on which a settlement is built?
[ ] Form
[ ] Layout
[ ] Site
[ ] Situation
10. Settlements with widely spread buildings are called what?
[ ] Disjointed
[ ] Dispersed
[ ] Segregated
[ ] Split-level
KS3 Geography Quiz - Settlement 02 (Answers)
1. A house joined to another on only one side is called what?
[ ] Demi-terraced
[ ] Detached
[ ] Maisonette
[x] Semi-detached
A house that is not joined to another is called detached
2. Expanding into the rural-urban fringe is called urban what?
[ ] Ballooning
[ ] Extension
[x] Sprawl
[ ] Stretch
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
3. Terraced houses were originally built for which group of people?
[ ] Factory owners
[x] Factory workers
[ ] Policemen
[ ] Single mothers
They were built within walking distance of factories
4. What would you expect to find most of in the CBD?
[ ] Detached houses
[ ] Farmland
[ ] Parks
[x] Businesses and offices
There will be some housing but not a great deal
5. Where in a city is land most expensive?
[x] CBD
[ ] Council estates
[ ] Inner suburbs
[ ] Outer suburbs
Only large shops and offices can afford to locate there
6. Semi-detached houses were first built in large numbers in which decade?
[ ] 1900s
[x] 1930s
[ ] 1960s
[ ] 1980s
At the time they were built, they were on the edges of urban areas
7. Building is restricted in which zone?
[ ] Black belt
[ ] Eco belt
[x] Green belt
[ ] Open belt
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
8. Which of these is an inner city benefit?
[ ] Poor housing
[ ] High rates of crime
[x] Access to public transport
[ ] Traffic congestion
It is usually faster and easier to get around large city centres by using public transport than by using your own car
9. What is the area of ground on which a settlement is built?
[ ] Form
[ ] Layout
[x] Site
[ ] Situation
Sites can be small (e.g. a building site) or large (e.g. the site of a city)
10. Settlements with widely spread buildings are called what?
[ ] Disjointed
[x] Dispersed
[ ] Segregated
[ ] Split-level
For example a small or medium-sized settlement in a mountainous area is likely to be dispersed. Cities are seldom dispersed