Shops can be found in different places, from High Streets to shopping centres.


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 shopping including the different types of shops and the goods they sell. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

Where does your family go shopping? What types of shops are there in your town centre or on your local High Street? Which shops sell which goods? Which supermarket does your family use? Where is the supermarket? How do you get there? All over the world people buy and sell things. This little quiz is all about different types of shops.

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  1. Sam’s Mum says Sam needs some new shoes for school. They go to a shoe shop in town. What does the shoe shop sell?
    Footwear includes shoes, trainers, boots and slippers
  2. You buy food and groceries at this big shop. What is it?
    Which supermarkets do your family shop at?
  3. This shop sells sweets, newspapers and drinks. What is it called?
    What else do newsagents sell?
  4. Not all shops are in the middle of towns and cities. Where else can you go shopping?
    Where is your nearest big shopping centre?
  5. Sam’s Mum needs to buy some cough medicine and some pills. Where does she go to buy these?
    Chemist’s shops are often called pharmacies
  6. Sam’s Mum goes to a shop to buy some meat. Where does she go?
    Why do people go to the optician’s?
  7. Sam’s Mum says that a new fashion shop has opened on the High Street. What does it sell?
    Some clothes shops are called boutiques
  8. Caroline runs a shop. Caroline is a florist. What does Caroline’s shop sell?
    When are flowers given as presents?
  9. This shop is very large. It sells nearly everything. It is called a:
    Each department in the shop sells something different
  10. This shop sells bread and cakes. It is called a:
    What do they sell in a pet shop?

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