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British Isles - Nations and Islands
The British Isles contains two main islands - Great Britain and Ireland - and lots of smaller ones.

British Isles - Nations and Islands

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 the nations and islands of the British Isles. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

We live on two islands, Great Britain and Ireland. There are two countries - the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. There are also some smaller islands. Altogether, we live in the British Isles. The British Isles are just off the north-west coast of the main continent of Europe. In school you will have found out about the British Isles. You will also have found out about the nations of the British Isles. See how much you know already.

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1.
What islands do we live on?
Caribbean Islands
Canary Islands
British Isles
European Islands
Isles is another word for islands
2.
Which is the largest island in the British Isles?
Ireland
Great Britain
Skye
Isle Of Man
Great Britain is made up of England, Scotland and Wales
3.
Great Britain is the largest island in the British Isles. What is the next largest?
Ireland
Mull
Skye
Shetland
Ireland is made up of the Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland
4.
Great Britain is made up of three nations - England, Scotland and Wales. Which is the largest nation in Great Britain?
Wales
Scotland
England
Ireland
England stretches from Northumberland in the north-east to Cornwall in the south-west
5.
Which country lies due north of England?
Wales
Ireland
Scotland
France
Scotland includes a lot of islands, like Skye, Mull and the Shetland Islands
6.
Which nation lies due west of England?
Wales
Scotland
France
Italy
The Welsh name for Wales is Cymru
7.
Which region of Ireland is part of the United Kingdom?
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Isle of Man
Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland
8.
Dublin is the capital city of this country. Which country is it?
Scotland
England
Republic of Ireland
Wales
Cork is the next biggest city in the Republic of Ireland
9.
This small island is in the middle of the Irish Sea.
Shetland
Isle of Wight
Isle of Man
Mull
Can you point at the Isle of Man on a map of the British Isles?
10.
These islands are closer to France than to Great Britain. They are just off the north coast of France. But they are British, not French. What are these islands called?
Channel Islands
Shetland Islands
Caribbean Islands
Greek Islands
The two main Channel Islands are called Jersey and Guernsey
Author:  David Bland

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