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SECTION A

MAPWORK

  1. Study the topographic map extract of Mabombe and Environs at 1:50.000 provided and answer the questions that follow,
  • Describe and explain the relief on both sides of the River Dibombe (8 marks)
  • (i) Draw a sketch of the drainage network of the unnamed tributary stream that joins the River Dibombe at grid square 6285, north east of Mabombe settlement. Using the Strahler’s method,

rank the stream and draw a frequency table.                                                                                            (5 marks)

(ii) Calculate the bifurcation ratio (Rb) of the network and state its significance.                                   (3 marks)

  • Comment on the location (site and situation) of Mabombe, (5 marks)
  • Using map evidence only, account for the distribution of plantation agriculture (4 marks)
  • Describe and account for the distribution of the road network in the map extract (5 marks)

SECTION B FIELD WORK AND TECHNIQUES

EITHER

  1. Based on fieldwork you have undertaken in physical geography, choose one of the following topics:
  • Downstream variation in the size and shape of bed load

 

(b)    Soil texture and depth

(i)           Locate your area where the fieldwork was carried out

(ii)          State your objective and hypothesis

(iii)        Which materials did you use and what were your methods of investigation?

(iv)        How was your data processed and presented?

(v)         What were your conclusions?

OR

Based on fieldwork you have undertaken in human geography, choose one of the Following topics:

(a)       Rural land use

(b)       Sphere of influence of a shopping centre

(4 marks)
(3 marks)

(6 marks)

(7 marks)
(3 marks)

 

 

(i)       Locate your area where the field work was carried out

(ii)     State your objectives and hypothesis

(iii)    Which material did you use and what were your methods of investigation?

(iv)   How was your data processed and presented?

(v)     What were your conclusions?

(5 marks) (3 marks) (5 marks) (7 marks) (3 marks)

 

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  1. Study the data below showing the variation in the discharge of the River Ntem (South Cameroon) for the period 1st April 2012 to 31st March 2013
  April May June July Aug. Sept, Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. March
Month of the                        
Year                        
  260 330 310 170 60 220 550 620 .300 100 80 50
Discharge                        
(Cubic M/s)                        

 

(7 marks)

(b) Calculate the average monthly discharge of the river for the year and draw a line graph on the bar chart to show

this average discharge,                                                                                                                                  (3 marks)

  • Describe the variation in the discharge of the river for the period. (3 marks)
  • What type of regime does the river exhibit? (2 marks)
  • What are the advantages of this method of representing discharge? (3 marks)
  • State the main factor(s) favouring this regime. (3 marks)
  • Apart from discharge, state any Two other drainage characteristics that can be measured in a drainage basin. (2 marks)

SECTION CAMEROON

  1. (a) Briefly describe the characteristics of the climate of the Northern Lowlands and the Coastal Lowlands of Cameroon. (8marks)

(b) Show how the differences in the characteristics of the climate types have resulted in:

  • Differences in types of agriculture (8marks)
  • Differences in the magnitude of problems faced by the farmers (7marks)
  1. (a) Identify the main soil type in the South Cameroon Low Plateau and briefly describe its characteristics.

(10 marks)

(b) Locate the various mineral resources of Cameroon south of the Adamawa Plateau and explain why many are yet

to be exploited.                                                                                                                                            (15 marks)

  1. (a) Identify and locate the main relief regions and drainage features of Cameroon from the Adamawa Plateau northwards.

(6 marks)

(b) (i) Name FOUR national parks or reserves in the northern regions identified in (a) above             (2 marks)
(ii) Examine the major touristic attractions (apart from the parks and reserves) in this northern part and

explain why tourists visit them.                                                                                                          (10 marks)
(c) Outline the infrastructure and services that have been put in place to facilitate tourism here. (5 marks)

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  1. (a) With reference to any two contrasting regions of Cameroon, explain the contribution of any

following factors towards the existing contrast in the level of economic development.                   (15 marks)

Relief, historical factor, socio-cultural differences, nature of soils and geology.

(b)                What measures have been undertaken to reduce the development gap between the identified regions?

(8 marks)

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