Grade 9th Geography Practice Exam Questions!

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is not a basic feature on a map?

    • A.

      Title

    • B.

      Date of Publication

    • C.

      Borders

    • D.

      Contour Lines

    Correct Answer
    D. Contour Lines
    Explanation
    Contour lines are not a basic feature on a map. Contour lines are used to represent the shape and elevation of the land, showing changes in height through lines that connect points of equal elevation. While contour lines are commonly used in topographic maps, they are not considered a basic feature because not all maps require or include elevation information. The other options, such as title, date of publication, and borders, are all basic features that are commonly found on maps to provide important information and context.

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  • 2. 

    What is Canada's Captial?

    • A.

      Ottawa

    • B.

      Ontario

    • C.

      Toronto

    • D.

      Montreal

    Correct Answer
    A. Ottawa
    Explanation
    Canada's capital is Ottawa.

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  • 3. 

    Nova Scotia is located in the Appalachians region of Canada

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Nova Scotia is located in the Appalachians region of Canada. This is true because Nova Scotia is a province in eastern Canada and it is part of the Appalachian Mountain range. The Appalachians extend from Alabama in the United States up through the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Therefore, Nova Scotia is indeed located in the Appalachians region of Canada.

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  • 4. 

    Which is not a geological era?

    • A.

      Cenozoic

    • B.

      Mesozoic

    • C.

      Precambrian

    • D.

      Ice Age

    Correct Answer
    D. Ice Age
    Explanation
    The term "Ice Age" does not refer to a specific geological era. Instead, it is a period of time within certain geological eras characterized by colder temperatures and the presence of extensive ice sheets. The Cenozoic, Mesozoic, and Precambrian are all recognized geological eras that represent distinct periods in Earth's history.

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  • 5. 

    ____________ was a theory created by Alfred Wegener that suggested 300 million years ago all of earth's land masses were one supercontinent.

    Correct Answer
    Pangaea
    pangaea
    Explanation
    Pangaea, also spelled pangaea, was a theory created by Alfred Wegener that suggested 300 million years ago all of earth's land masses were one supercontinent.

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  • 6. 

    How do the earth's tectonic plates able to move?

    • A.

      Continental Drift

    • B.

      Convection Currents

    • C.

      Earthquakes

    • D.

      Ocean Currents

    Correct Answer
    B. Convection Currents
    Explanation
    Convection currents are responsible for the movement of the Earth's tectonic plates. These currents occur in the Earth's mantle, where heat from the core causes hot molten rock to rise and cooler rock to sink. This movement creates a circular motion, which in turn causes the tectonic plates to move. As the hot rock rises, it pushes the plates apart, creating divergent boundaries. Conversely, as the cooler rock sinks, it pulls the plates together, creating convergent boundaries. Therefore, convection currents play a crucial role in the movement and interaction of the Earth's tectonic plates.

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  • 7. 

    The colour red is used to represent precipitation on a climate graph.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the color red is not typically used to represent precipitation on a climate graph. Instead, shades of blue or green are commonly used to indicate precipitation levels, with darker shades representing higher amounts of rainfall. The use of red on a climate graph is more commonly associated with representing temperature or heat.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following lists the soil profile correctly from top to bottom?

    • A.

      Topsoil, Humus, Subsoil, Parent Material, Bedrock

    • B.

      Subsoil, Topsoil, Parent Material

    • C.

      Topsoil, Subsoil, Parent Material

    • D.

      Topsoil, Subsoil, Humus, Bedrock

    Correct Answer
    C. Topsoil, Subsoil, Parent Material
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Topsoil, Subsoil, Parent Material." This is the correct order of the soil profile from top to bottom. The topsoil is the uppermost layer and contains organic matter and nutrients. Below the topsoil is the subsoil, which is less fertile and contains minerals leached from the topsoil. The parent material is the layer below the subsoil and is made up of weathered rock fragments. This is the layer from which the soil is formed.

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  • 9. 

    Which soil region is the largest?

    • A.

      Wet-Climate Soils

    • B.

      Complex Soils of Mountain Areas

    • C.

      Tundra Soils

    • D.

      Dry-Climate Soils

    Correct Answer
    A. Wet-Climate Soils
    Explanation
    The wet-climate soils are the largest soil region because regions with high levels of precipitation tend to have more fertile soil due to the constant supply of moisture. This allows for the accumulation of organic matter and nutrients, resulting in a thicker and more productive soil layer. Additionally, the wet climate promotes the weathering of rocks and minerals, further contributing to the development of a larger soil region.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is not a main part of soil?

    • A.

      Minerals

    • B.

      Humus

    • C.

      Bacteria and Organic Materials

    • D.

      Moisture

    • E.

      Air

    Correct Answer
    B. Humus
    Explanation
    Humus is not a main part of soil because it is not a component that directly contributes to the physical structure and composition of soil. While minerals, bacteria and organic materials, moisture, and air are all essential components of soil, humus refers to the organic matter that is formed from the decomposition of plant and animal materials. It is a dark, rich substance that provides nutrients to plants and improves soil fertility, but it is not considered a main part of soil itself.

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  • 11. 

    Leaching is the removal of minerals from soil by water as it moves downward through the soil.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Leaching refers to the process where minerals are washed away from the soil as water percolates through it. This downward movement of water carries away the minerals, resulting in their removal from the soil. Therefore, the statement that leaching is the removal of minerals from soil by water moving downward through the soil is true.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is not a basic type of rock?

    • A.

      Sediments

    • B.

      Sedimentary

    • C.

      Metamorphic

    • D.

      Igneous

    Correct Answer
    A. Sediments
    Explanation
    Sediments are not a basic type of rock. Sediments are small particles of rock or organic material that are transported and deposited by wind, water, or ice. Over time, these sediments can become compacted and cemented together to form sedimentary rocks. Therefore, sediments are not a basic type of rock but rather a precursor to the formation of sedimentary rocks.

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  • 13. 

    Folding is the movement along a crack or cracks in the earth's crust.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Folding is the bending of rock layers. Faulting is the description shown above.

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  • 14. 

    Weather and climate are the same.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Weather is short term and climate is long term.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is a coniferous tree?

    • A.

      Ash

    • B.

      Beech

    • C.

      Maple

    • D.

      Pine

    Correct Answer
    D. Pine
    Explanation
    A coniferous tree refers to a type of tree that produces cones and has needle-like leaves. Ash, Beech, and Maple are all examples of deciduous trees, which have broad leaves that fall off in the winter. In contrast, Pine trees are coniferous as they have needles and produce cones. Therefore, Pine is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    Large scale maps represent a small amount of detail over a large surface area.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Large scale maps show LARGE amounts of detail over a SMALL surface area.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is not a vegetation region?

    • A.

      Cordilleran Vegetation

    • B.

      Western Cordillera

    • C.

      Tundra

    • D.

      Grassland

    Correct Answer
    B. Western Cordillera
    Explanation
    The Western Cordillera is not a vegetation region. It is a geographical region that includes mountain ranges such as the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada, but it does not refer to a specific type of vegetation. Cordilleran Vegetation, Tundra, and Grassland, on the other hand, are all examples of vegetation regions that are characterized by specific types of plants and ecosystems.

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  • 18. 

    Which ecozone has the largest land area?

    • A.

      Boreal Shield

    • B.

      Northern Arctic

    • C.

      Taiga Plains

    • D.

      Boreal Plains

    Correct Answer
    A. Boreal Shield
    Explanation
    The Boreal Shield ecozone has the largest land area.

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  • 19. 

    An ecozone is a region based on its ecological characteristics.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because an ecozone is indeed a region that is defined based on its ecological characteristics. Ecozones are geographical areas that have similar ecosystems, climate, and species composition. They are used to categorize and study different regions of the world based on their unique ecological features and biodiversity.

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  • 20. 

    Which ecozone has the greatest population?

    • A.

      Mixedwood Plains

    • B.

      Atlantic Maritime

    • C.

      Taiga Shield

    • D.

      Boreal Shield

    Correct Answer
    A. Mixedwood Plains
    Explanation
    The Mixedwood Plains ecozone has the greatest population because it is located in the most densely populated region of Canada, which includes major cities such as Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. This ecozone is characterized by a mix of deciduous and coniferous forests, and its proximity to urban centers makes it attractive for human settlement and development. The Atlantic Maritime ecozone, on the other hand, is located in the eastern coastal region of Canada and has a smaller population. The Taiga Shield and Boreal Shield ecozones are located in more remote and less populated areas of Canada.

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  • 21. 

    Demography is the study of human interactions with the environment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Demography is the study of population numbers, distribution, trends, and issues.

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  • 22. 

    Doubling time is the length of time it would take for a country's population to double at the country's current rate of population growth.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that doubling time refers to the period it would take for a country's population to double based on its current rate of population growth. This concept is used to measure population growth and understand the pace at which a population is increasing. Therefore, it is true that doubling time represents the length of time required for a country's population to double at its current growth rate.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following is not a type of Canadian immigrant?

    • A.

      Family

    • B.

      Refugee

    • C.

      Landed

    • D.

      Independent

    Correct Answer
    C. Landed
  • 24. 

    How does the Rule of 70 work?

    • A.

      Multiple 70 by the population growth rate

    • B.

      Divide 70 by the population growth rate

    • C.

      Add 70 to the population growth rate

    • D.

      Subtract 70 from the population growth rate

    Correct Answer
    B. Divide 70 by the population growth rate
    Explanation
    The Rule of 70 is used to estimate the doubling time of a population or any other variable that grows exponentially. To apply the rule, divide 70 by the population growth rate. The result will give an estimate of the number of years it would take for the population to double at that growth rate. For example, if the population growth rate is 2%, dividing 70 by 2 gives an estimate of 35 years for the population to double.

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  • 25. 

    What type of population pyramid is this?

    • A.

      Declining

    • B.

      Stable

    • C.

      Stationary

    • D.

      Expansive

    Correct Answer
    D. Expansive
    Explanation
    This population pyramid is an example of an expansive pyramid. This can be determined by observing the shape of the pyramid, which has a wide base indicating a large proportion of young individuals in the population. Additionally, the pyramid narrows down towards the top, indicating a decreasing proportion of older individuals. This is characteristic of a population with a high birth rate and a lower life expectancy, resulting in a rapidly growing population.

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  • 26. 

    Select the pull factors.Hint: There's 3

    • A.

      Natural Disasters

    • B.

      Family & Friends

    • C.

      Job Opportunities

    • D.

      Famine

    • E.

      Good Weather Conditions

    • F.

      War

    • G.

      Low Income

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Family & Friends
    C. Job Opportunities
    E. Good Weather Conditions
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes Family & Friends, Job Opportunities, and Good Weather Conditions. These factors are considered pull factors because they attract individuals to move to a particular location. Family & Friends provide a support system and emotional connection, Job Opportunities offer better employment prospects, and Good Weather Conditions create a pleasant living environment. These factors act as incentives for people to migrate and improve their quality of life.

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  • 27. 

    An inverting obstacle is something that encourages people to immigrate to a country.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    An inverting obstacle is something that stops or discourages people from immigrating to a country such as immigration requirements, the distances involved, and the costs of immigration.

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  • 28. 

    Population Density is calculated by dividing the region's land area by the population. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Population Density is calculated by dividing the population of a region by the region's area.

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  • 29. 

    Which of the following is considered to be in the secondary industries? 

    • A.

      Farmer

    • B.

      Fisher

    • C.

      Logger

    • D.

      Waiter/Waitress

    Correct Answer
    D. Waiter/Waitress
    Explanation
    The secondary industries are those that involve the manufacturing or processing of raw materials into finished products. In this list, the only option that fits this category is the waiter/waitress, as they work in the service industry and are involved in the processing and serving of food and beverages to customers. Farmers, fishers, and loggers are considered to be part of the primary industries, as they are involved in the extraction or production of raw materials.

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  • 30. 

    An Ecological Footprint (EF) is the measure of total human impact on an ecosystem.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An Ecological Footprint (EF) is a measurement that quantifies the environmental impact of human activities on the ecosystem. It considers factors such as energy consumption, waste production, and resource usage to determine the overall ecological impact. Therefore, it is an accurate statement to say that an Ecological Footprint is the measure of total human impact on an ecosystem.

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  • 31. 

    Sustainability is the approach to development that meets the needs of the present without negatively affecting the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement defines sustainability as the approach to development that ensures the current generation's needs are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This means that sustainable development focuses on finding ways to fulfill present needs while also considering the long-term impact on the environment, society, and economy. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 32. 

    Which of the following is not a renewable energy source?

    • A.

      Solar Energy

    • B.

      Natural Gas Energy

    • C.

      Wind Energy

    • D.

      Geothermal Energy

    Correct Answer
    B. Natural Gas Energy
    Explanation
    Natural gas energy is not a renewable energy source because it is a fossil fuel that is formed over millions of years from the remains of plants and animals. Once it is extracted and burned, it cannot be replenished within a human lifetime. In contrast, solar energy, wind energy, and geothermal energy are all renewable sources as they are derived from natural processes that can be replenished continuously.

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  • 33. 

    Urbanization is the process of changing from rural to urban.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Urbanization refers to the transformation or shift from rural areas to urban areas. It involves the growth and development of cities, towns, and other urban settlements, including the increase in population, infrastructure, and economic activities. Therefore, the statement "Urbanization is the process of changing from rural to urban" is correct.

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