Geography Paper 3 May/June 2015

Question 3

(a) Explain the following terms:

  1. rotation of the earth;
  2. revolution of the earth;
  3. equinox.

(b) Outline three effects of the revolution of the earth.


This question was popularly attempted by the candidates and their performance in the question was good.  However, some candidates could not outline the effects of revolution of the earth which include:

  • Marking of the year;
  • Causes changes in season;
  • Changes in the altitude of midday sun;
  • Varying lengths of day and night.