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Settlement 1
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Settlement 1

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In Geography a 'settlement' means a community of people - it can be permanent or temporary, large or small.

Settle down and try the following quiz to see how much you know about the subject.

1.
What type of houses are joined together in a line?
Detached
Prefabricated
Semi-detached
Terraced
Built from the 19th century onwards
2.
What means the location of a settlement in relation to surrounding features?
Function
Relief
Site
Situation
3.
A housing area on the edge of a town is called what?
Sub-standard
Subterfuge
Subterranean
Suburb
4.
The edge of an urban area is the rural-urban what?
Fence
Fringe
Parting
Partition
5.
In what settlement are buildings closely grouped?
Concentrated
Condensed
Focused
Nucleated
6.
To help understand settlements we use a land use what?
Estimate
Model
Project
Scale
Models simplify a real situation
7.
Which of these settlements is the smallest?
Conurbation
Hamlet
Town
Village
A hamlet has a few houses and no services
8.
Burgess made a 1924 land use model for which city?
Chicago
Edinburgh
London
New York
It has been used to explain land use in many cities
9.
Settlements that follow a transport route are called what?
Elongated
Lateral
Linear
Serpentine
Linear settlements sometimes follow a valley floor
10.
The function of a settlement can be what?
Its age
Its shape
The land it is built on
The uses people have for it
Function can also be the reason why it was built
Author:  Jan Crompton

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