Life in Brazil
Sugarloaf Mountain is a famous landmark in Rio de Janeiro.

Life in Brazil

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Geography. Specifically it looks at life in South American Countries like, for example, Brazil. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

This is the third quiz about life in other countries of the world. This time we will look at life in a big city in Brazil. Brazil is a very big country in South America. The River Amazon runs through Brazil. There is a lot of rainforest. The rest of Brazil is used to grow crops and to farm cattle. Brazil also has some very big cities. Let’s have a little look at life in one of those big cities.

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  1. In which continent is the country of Brazil?
    Can you find Brazil on a map of the world?
  2. Which big river runs through Brazil?
    Can you follow the River Amazon with your finger on a map of Brazil?
  3. Ronaldo lives in the big city of Rio de Janeiro. The city of Rio is on the coast of Brazil. Ronaldo can see the ocean from his home. What ocean is he looking at?
    Can you find Rio de Janeiro on a map of Brazil?
  4. Ronaldo is 7 years old. His family live in a poor part of Rio. But Ronaldo does not live in the very poor shanty houses.

    Ronaldo lives in a flat. The flat has five rooms. One is a kitchen. One is a living room. One is a bathroom. The other rooms are bedrooms. How many bedrooms are there in Ronaldo’s home?
    Ronaldo goes to primary school. When he is 11 he will go to secondary school
  5. Ronaldo’s father works in a factory. Ronaldo’s mother works in a café. Ronaldo’s older sister works in a shop. Ronaldo and his brother go to school. How many people in Ronaldo’s family have a job?
    All five people live in Ronaldo’s flat
  6. Ronaldo’s father was not born in Rio. He was born in the countryside in north-east Brazil. Why did Ronaldo’s father move to Rio?
    Ronaldo’s father likes football, and he likes being near the sea, but he moved to Rio to get a job
  7. Ronaldo’s Grandma still lives in the countryside in north-east Brazil. Ronaldo only sees his Grandma once a year. Why does he only see her once a year?
    The whole family go to see her in the long holidays
  8. Ronaldo can see the shanty houses from his flat. The people who live in the shanties are very poor. There is a lot of _______ in the shanties.
    The shanties in Rio are called favelas
  9. Ronaldo’s family do not have a lot of money, but they have a television, washing machine, freezer, and mobile phones.

    What do all these need to work?
    What do you have in your home that uses electricity?
  10. Ronaldo wants to be a doctor. After school, where will Ronaldo have to go to become a doctor?
    There are about 20 big universities in Brazil

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