# Skills - 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

• Building
• Powerline

• 6.8km
• 7.8km
• 8.8km
• 9.8km

• 43°
• 51°
• 62°
• 78°

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

buildings per square kilometre

### 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

metres

### 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

• Highway

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

• Built-up area
• 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

### 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

• 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

• 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

• 500
• 1000
• 3000
• 5000

• <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

• 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