How Physical Factors Impact Population Distribution & Livelihood


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What are human patterns of settlement?

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1. How do landforms affect a human settlement?

2. Why should climate affect whether humans settle a place?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whenever you get a chance, you can answer these multiple-choice questions on how physical factors impact population distribution and livelihoods. See what you know about topics like human patterns of settlement and the way landforms affect human settlements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be covering these areas on the quiz:

  • The importance of climate on human settlement
  • The way rainfall can improve a settlement's success
  • Reason early cities were constructed on small hills

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of human settlement and how it's connected to climate
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way landforms impact human settlement and the main reason early cities were built on small hills
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define human patterns of settlement

Additional Learning

For more on human settlement, try the accompanying lesson called How Physical Factors Impact Population Distribution & Livelihood. These points will be explored as you go along:

  • Human settlements that prefer flat landforms
  • Resources that can provide a source of income
  • Cities around the world that were built due to their location