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Tourism World Icons Grade 12 Questions and Answers

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Adapted Past Questions with New Questions aligned to the prescribed 2022 World Icons

Acknowledgement to:
Ms Z Schulze – adaptation and new questions and innovation
Ms E Ferreira – original document

The prescribed world icons to be taught, learned, drilled, studied and assessed in 2022
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TOPIC: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
CONTENT: FAMOUS WORLD ICONS AND ATTRACTIONS

QUESTION 4
4.1 Refer to the icons below and answer the questions that follow.
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4.1.1 Kelly and Mavis recently graduated in architecture. They are keen to visit icon A and icon B.

  1. Identify icon A and icon B. (2)
  2. Name the cities where icon A and icon B are located. (2)

4.1.2 Describe ONE architectural feature of icon A and ONE architectural feature of icon B. (2 x 2) (4)

QUESTION 4
4.1 Refer to the icons below and answer the questions that follow.
VISITS TO RELIGIOUS SITES
A specialised niche market exists for religious tourists
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Copy the table below into the ANSWER BOOK and complete it as indicated.
Example:

Icon Country City ONE reason why it is
regarded as a religious icon 
X Brazil Rio de Janeiro Statue of Christ that has
religious significance for
Christians

 

  Icon Country City ONE reason why it is
regarded as a religious icon 
4.1.1 A     (4)
4.1.2 B     (4)
4.1.3 C     (4)

4.2 Compare the two extracts on historical icons below taken from a travel website and answer the questions that follow.

PARTHENON EIFFEL TOWER
777 000 TOURISTS PER YEAR
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The Parthenon is an ancient Greek temple.The sculptures and the temple have been damaged by acid rain and car pollutants 
6.7 MILLION TOURISTS PER YEAR
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The Eiffel Tower was designed by Gustav Eiffel for the 1889 French Exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.


4.2.1 Name ONE similarity between the two icons in terms of their location. (2)
4.2.2 Refer to the description of the Parthenon and state TWO ways in which human activities have led to the destruction of this icon. (4)
4.2.3 Suggest ONE measure to reduce the impact of 6.7 million visitors per year to the Eiffel Tower. (2)

FEB-MARCH 2015 NSC
QUESTION 4

4.1 Study the photographs of the TWO different types of tourists and the attractions/icons below.
4.1.1 Choose an attraction from COLUMN B that matches the type of tourist in COLUMN A. Write only the number (1–3) next to the question number (A and B) in the ANSWER BOOK, for example C4. (2)
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4.1.2 Give ONE reason for EACH of your choices in QUESTION 4.1.1. (2 x 2) (4)

ADAPTED FOR ICONS 2022 FEB-MARCH 2016 NSC
QUESTION 4

4.4 Refer to the icons below and answer the questions that follow.
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4.4.1

  1. Identify icon A. (1)
  2. Give ONE fact on the history of icon B. (2)
  3. Identify icon C. (1)
  4. Give ONE fact on the history of icon C. (2)
  5. Identify icon D. (1)

4.4.2 Identify ONE feature common to icons B and D. (2)

ADAPTED FOR ICONS 2022 MAY-JUNE 2019 NSC
QUESTION 4

4.1 Study the icons below and answer the questions that follow.
Write only the question number and the answer in your ANSWER BOOK, e.g. 4.1.6 Mount Everest.
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4.1.1 Name the icon that was carved from solid rocks making it one of the most spectacular ancient cities in the world. (1)
4.1.2 Name the city where icon C is located. (1)
4.1.3 Name the continent where icon E is located. (1)
4.1.4 Name the icon at F. (1)
4.1.5 Name the country where icon G is located. (1)
4.2
4.2.1 Name the cultural group associated with icon E. (1)
4.2.2 Give ONE reason for the construction of the icon at F. (2)
4.2.3 Explain ONE reason why the attraction at A is known as a World icon. (2)
4.2.4 Learner to create a question and an answer for icon D. (2)

ANSWERS

TOPIC: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
CONTENT: FAMOUS WORLD ICONS AND ATTRACTIONS

NOV 2014 NSC
QUESTION 4

4.1
4.1.1

  1.          
    1. The Eiffel Tower✓
    2. The Parthenon✓ (2)
  2.          
    1. Paris✓
    2. Athens✓ (2)

4.1.2 Icon A
Structure of steel/metal/iron ✓✓

  • A freestanding tower made out of metal crafted into different shapes
  • An architectural achievement housing restaurants on the first and second levels.
  • A structure housing a broadcasting station and an observation tower.
  • Visitors can visit three levels of the tower with the use of stairs or lifts. (2)

Icon B
Ancient construction of plain rock columns ✓✓.

  • Interiors and exteriors elaborately decorated.
  • Built up with a palace and temples that embodies Greek architecture. (2)

Adapted for Icons 2022 NOV 2015 NSC
QUESTION 4

4.1

  Icon Country City ONE reason why it is
regarded as a religious icon 
4.1.1 A Israel✓  Jerusalem✓ 

The holiest Jewish site in Judaism✓✓

  • Part of the wall of the Second Jewish Temple built by King Herod
  • One of the seven wonders of the Holy City, Jerusalem
4.1.2 B Saudi Arabia✓ Mecca✓

Most sacred city of the Islamic faith✓✓

  • Spiritual centre of all Muslims
  • Muslims face Mecca during their daily prayers
  • Focal point of Muslim pilgrimage, the Hajj
4.1.3 C Israel✓  Jerusalem✓

Third most holy landmark for the Muslim Faith. ✓✓

  • The mosque protects a stone from where it is believed that Mohammed ascended to heaven.


Adapted for Icons 2022 NOV 2016 NSC
QUESTION 4

4.2.1 Both are situated in ancient city environments✓✓ Both are situated ...

  • in Europe / the same continent.
  • in the northern hemisphere.
  • on the same time zone / longitude.
  • in capital cities. (2)

4.2.2 Pollution from vehicles is damaging the ancient structures and its sculptures.✓✓ Acid rain caused by human industry damaging the ancient
structures and its sculptures. ✓✓ (4)
4.2.3 Limit the number of tourists to the Eiffel Tower allowed at the site per day ✓✓

  • Charge higher entrance fees
  • Issue permits to tour operators
  • Increase security measures
  • Implement environmentally friendly practices at the site
  • Implement management plans (2)

FEB-MARCH 2015 NSC
QUESTION 4

4.1
4.1.1

  1. 2✓
  2. 3✓ (2)

4.1.2

  1. This tourist is interested in Muslim history, culture and Islamic architecture at the Blue Mosque.✓✓
    This tourist wants to pray at the Blue Mosque
  2. They wish to participate in daring and unusual experiences on Table Mountain that entails excitement and danger.✓✓ (4)

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QUESTION 4

4.4
4.4.1

  1. The Dome of the Rock✓ (1)
  2. It is the ruined remains of a large ancient Mayan city✓✓
    One of the best-preserved sites of the Mayan civilization (2)
  3. Windmills✓ (1)
  4. Windmills date back to the times when the Dutch used wind power to drain water, corn milling, saw milling and other industrial purposes. ✓✓
    It is associated with the Dutch struggle against water.(2)
  5. The Taj Mahal✓ (1)

4.4.2 The new Seven Wonders of the World ✓✓

  • Ancient architecture(2)
  • Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites

ADAPTED FOR ICONS 2022 MAY-JUNE 2019 NSC
QUESTION 4

4.1
4.1.1 Petra, Icon B✓ (1)
4.1.2 Agra ✓ (1)
4.1.3 North America✓ (1)
4.1.4 The Parthenon✓ (1)
4.1.5 Turkey✓ (1)
4.2
4.2.1 Maya✓ (1)
4.2.2 It was a temple on the Acropolis Hill overlooking Athens.✓✓
It was dedicated to the goddess Athena Parthenos (2)
4.2.3 It has become a symbol of freedom for the French people✓✓
It was the tallest human-made structure in the world when it was built. (2)
4.2.4 Learner question and answer for icon D – French Riviera (2)

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