### FSC Fieldwork Round

```Worldwise Local Quiz
Fieldwork Round 2011
Field Studies Council
Instructions
• There are 10 multiple choice questions all
somehow connected to fieldwork.
• Answer each question in turn – consulting with
other members of the team.
• The questions generally get harder as you move
through the quiz.
• GOOD LUCK!
Question 1
Q: What is the habitat or environment that these students are studying ?
a. A
Coastal
woodland
sand dunes
b. A sand dune
c. A shingle beach
d. A saltmasrh
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Question 2
Q: A student has used a GPS system to locate themselves precisely at their
fieldwork sites. What do the initial GPS stand for?
a. Geographical Prediction System
b. General Position Spatially
c. Global Positioning System
d. Geographic
Calculating the
Precise
totalSystem
amount of sun
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Question 3
Q: This equipment is commonly used
for fieldwork whilst working in a river.
What are the plastic oranges used for?
a. They are used to measure the speed
of the river – they work as floats
b. They measure the discharge of the
river – how much water is flowing
c. They help establish stream surface
gradient by rolling along the river’s
surface
d. They are used to work out the
density of the water
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Question 4
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20m
Q: Which of the following terms best links these three pieces of equipment
that are often used in fieldwork
a. Analogue
b. Digital
c. Inductive
d. Qualitative
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Question
5
Q: Four students are asked to describe what they understood by the idea of a
fieldwork ‘interview’. Which of their answers is the clearest and most accurate
do you think?
a. A series of extended questions that
are asked in an informal discussionstyle format
b. Doing an accurate and reliable
survey of something or some people
within a population
c. A number of short (closed)
questions and the answers are written
onto a clipboard
d. A single question which forms part
of a bigger and more complex survey
framework
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Question 6
Q This is a line along which the diversity of different species have been
measured in this sand dune ecosystem. Lines along which surveys such as this
are taken, are called what?
a. Transects
b. Survey lines
c. Negative,
d. Plant research routeways
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Question 7
Q: This is an ‘app’ for the iPhone.
How could this particular app be used
to assist in fieldwork?
a. To give and accurate 6-figure OS
grid reference to locate fieldwork sites
b. Using the built in light-sensor to
measure and record sunlight
c. Using the phone to work out the
vertical height drop between sites
d. Using the movement detector in
the phone to act as clinometer to
measure slope
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Question 8
Outer zone of CBD
Core of CBD
1km
75
Q: A geography student is mapping (or delimiting) the area of their local CBD,
shown in the OS grid square above. Estimate the area of the core (BLUE) of
the CBD. Note: ha = hectare 1ha = 1/100km2 or 100m x 100m
a. 1 ha
b. 5 ha
c. ~15 hectares
d. ~75 hectares
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Question 9
Q: The photo shows four different soils
which have been tested to find their pH.
Soil A is much more acidic than soil D.
The chart indicates a pH of 5.0 and 7.0
respectively. But how many times more
acidic is A than D?
A
a. 0.5x
b. 2x
c. 10x
d. 100x
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Question 10
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Q: Which are the correct names (including spelling!) for the three types of
graph 1-3
a. (1) Chloropleth, (2) kite diagram, (3)
desire line map
b. (1) Kite graph, (2) choropleth, (3)
flow line map
c. (1) Kite graph, (2) chloropleth, (3)
flow line map
d. (1) Isoline graph, (2) choropleth, (3)
desire line map
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