Skills - 2011 Australian Geography Stimulus Booklet: Toowoomba and South-East Queensland

Refer to the 2011 Australian Geography Stimulus Booklet: Toowoomba and South-East Queensland

Skills - 2011 Australian Geography Stimulus Booklet: Toowoomba and South-East Queensland

Q1: What natural hazard is shown in Sources B & C?

  • Bushfire
  • Servere Storm
  • Flood
  • Tsunami

Q2: What built feature is found at GR 885453? [Source D]

  • Minor Road
  • Building
  • Unsealed Road
  • Powerline

Q3: What is the distance between Mt Cowrie (AR 8455) and the spot height on Westbrook Sugarloaf (AR 8546)? [Source D]

  • 6.8km
  • 7.8km
  • 8.8km
  • 9.8km

Q4: What is the bearing of the Mt Peel spot height (GR 910469) from the Bunkers Hill spot height (AR 8543)? [Source D]

  • 43°
  • 51°
  • 62°
  • 78°

Q5: What is the density of buildings in AR 8054? [Source D]

 buildings per square kilometre

Q6: Name the landuse feature found at GR 978544. [Source D]

Q7: What is the gradient between Mt Peel (GR 910469) and the building found at GR 899477? [Source D]

  • 1 in 8
  • 1 in 10
  • 1 in 12
  • 1 in 14
Remember: gradient is calculated by rise over run

Q8: What is the contour interval of Source D?


Q9: What is the direction of Toowoomba Base Hospital (AR 9450) from the Shopping Centre (AR 9650)? [Source D]

  • West
  • South West
  • South South West
  • West South West

Q10: What of road links Toowoomba to Crows Nest? [Source D]

  • Highway
  • Principal road
  • Minor road
  • Unsealed road

Q11: What is the dominant land use in AR 9948? [Source D]

  • Built-up area
  • Principal road
  • Dense forest/scrub
  • Picnic Point

Q12: Winds around TC "Vince" spin in which direction? [Source E]

  • Clockwise
  • Anti-Clockwise

Q13: Source E True or False

  • Winds associated with the Tropical Cyclone to the east of Australia would be stronger than winds associated with Tropical Cyclone "Vince".

Q14: The wettest seasons in Toowoomba are: [Source F]

  • Summer and Autumn
  • Spring and Summer
  • Winter and Spring
  • Autumn and Winter

Q15: Which month receives the lowest daily minimum temperature and the lowest daily maximum temperature? [Source F]

Q16: Referring to Sources A and G, answer the question below.

The Darling Downs are located on which landform feature? 

Q17: Refer to Sources A and G and complete the sentence below.

Toowoomba and the Darling Downs are located on the  side of the Great Dividing Range

Q18: Sources A and G - True or False

  • Toowoomba and the Darling Downs are located in a rain shadow area

Q19: How many distinct seasons do Toowoomba and the Darling Downs have annually? [Source G]

  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five

Q20: Using Source H, answer the following question.

In 2005-06, the total cereal crop production in the Toowoomba Region was 842 000 tonnes.

How many many tonnes of Sorghum were produced?  tonnes

Q21: What are the TWO least produced fruits and vegetable crops in the Toowoomba Region in 2005-06?

  • Beetroot
  • Melons
  • Potatoes
  • Grapes

Q22: Source K - True or False

  • Compare to Queensland, Toowoomba has an older population.

Q23: Source K - True or False

  • The Toowoomba Region has a large working age population as a percentage (15-64) than the whole of Queensland

Q24: In 2009, how many more New Zealanders visited Toowoomba than Europeans? [Source L]

  • 500
  • 1000
  • 3000
  • 5000

Q25: The data shown in Source P indicates that on 10 January 2011 Brisbane received how many millimetres of rainfall?

  • <25mm
  • 25-50mm
  • 50-100mm
  • 150-200mm

Q26: Source P - True or False

  • The size of Toowoomba's 2011 flash flood is not likely to occur for at least another 100 years.

Q27: Refer to Source V and answer the question below.

Lake Wivenhoe has a capacity of 3.13 million megalitres. 

At the peak of the 2011 floods, Lake Wivenhoe reached 185% of its capacity. What was the volume of water?  million megalitres 

Q28: What twas the level of capacity in Lake Wivenhoe in April 2011? [Source V]

  • 74%
  • 78%
  • 80%
  • 82%

Q29: What are the two main purposes of Wivenhoe Dam? [Source U]

  • Flood control and water storage
  • Water storage and recreation
  • Irrigation and flood control
  • Pollution management and irrigation

Q30: A secondary benefit of the Wivenhoe Dam is: [Source U]

  • Aquaculture
  • Irrigation
  • Pollution Control
  • Recreation