Geography: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Settlement 1 (Questions)

This Geography quiz is called 'Settlement 1' and it has been written by teachers to help you if you are studying the subject at middle school. Playing educational quizzes is a fabulous way to learn if you are in the 6th, 7th or 8th grade - aged 11 to 14.

It costs only $12.50 per month to play this quiz and over 3,500 others that help you with your school work. You can subscribe on the page at Join Us

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