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Compulsory Part : Living with our physical environment Ch.1 OpportunitiesandRisksIsitrationaltoliveinhazard-proneareas? Ch.2 ManagingRiversandCoastalEnvironments:Acontinuingchallenge Facing changes in the human environment Ch.3 ChangingIndustrialLocationHowandwhydoesitchangeover spaceandtime? Ch.4 BuildingaSustainableCityAreenvironmentalconservationand urbandevelopmentmutuallyexclusive? Confronting global challenges Ch.5 CombatingFamineIstechnologyapanaceaforfoodshortage? 19 11 3 7

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Ch.6 DisappearingGreenCanopyWhoshouldpayforthemassive deforestationinrainforestregions?

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Ch.7 GlobalWarmingIsitfactorfiction? Elective Part : Elective 1 Elective 2 Elective 3 Elective 4 DynamicEarth:thebuildingofHongKong WeatherandClimate TransportDevelopment,PlanningandManagement RegionalStudyofZhujiang(PearlRiver)Delta

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Living with our physical environment

Living with our physical environment
1. OpportunitiesandRisksIsitrationaltoliveinhazard-proneareas? Multiple-choice 1.  B    2.  C    3.  D    4.  A    5.  A Data / skill-based / structured Questions 1a.  6

b.  •  plate collision                  •  along destructive margin  •  great friction is found along plate margin  •  rocks fracture  •  release energy  •  vertical displacement of seafloor  •  big sea waves are resulted  •  waves are piled up nearshore  (Any four)

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c. The number of deaths in Indonesia is larger  •  •  due to higher population density  d. (i) Buildings collapse  •  •  Spread of infectious disease  •  Farmland drowned  •  Interruption of power supply      (Any two)

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(ii) Improved building design  • 

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•  Evacuation areas are set up  •  Improved relief work  •  Better landuse to avoid development in high-risk area.            (Any two)

(iii) Stay: Family ties  •      •  Lack of capital to leave  OR

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•  Leave: loss minimization  •  Perception factor: afraid to stay / believe early recurrence of hazard      (Any two)

•  2a.  (i) Falling currents in the mantle  •  Eurasian plate and Philippine plate converge        along the destructive margin.  •  Edge of Philippine plate is drawn under the edge of Eurasian plate.  •  Due to compressional force,        faulting is found.  •  Magma rises through faults. 

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(ii) Rising currents in the mantle.  •      along the constructive margin. 

•  North American plate and Eurasian plate diverge  •  Magma rises to fill the gap. 

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b. Ice/glaciers melt  •  •  Flooding  •  Volcanic ash lowers visibility      and interrupts traffic.  •  Economic development is slowed down.  •  Global temperature is lowered temporarily.  •  SO2 causes suffocation        and forms acid rain.  (Any four)

c. People are used to coping with volcanic eruptions.  •  •  Family ties  •  Financial difficulty to leave  •  Long history of development  •  Volcanic features attract tourists.  •  Steam can produce geothermal power.    (Any three)

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Short Essay Questions Question1 Explanation  Discussion  8 4

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Explanation •      •      •  Extrusive vulcanicity along a constructive boundary: between two oceanic plates and between two continental plates.  Extrusive vulcanicity along a destructive boundary: between two oceanic plates and between one oceanic plate and one continental plate.  Annotated diagrams 

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Discussion •  •  Intra-plate vulcanicity on seafloor, e.g. Hawaii. Intra-plate vulcanicity on land, e.g. Deccan Plateau.

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