KS1 Geography Quiz - British Isles - Seas (Questions)

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

We live in the British Isles. We live in either Great Britain, Ireland or one of the smaller islands. We are surrounded by sea. Do you know the names of the seas and oceans around the British Isles? There are ports on our coast. Ships sail into and out of these ports. So it is good to know the names of the seas and oceans around us.

1. Which ocean lies to the west of the British Isles?
[ ] Arctic
[ ] Indian
[ ] Southern
[ ] Atlantic
2. What is the name of the sea between England and France?
[ ] English Channel
[ ] Bristol Channel
[ ] North Sea
[ ] Irish Sea
3. Which sea is off the east coast of England and Scotland?
[ ] Irish Sea
[ ] English Channel
[ ] North Sea
[ ] Mediterranean Sea
4. Which sea lies in the middle of the British Isles?
[ ] North Sea
[ ] Irish Sea
[ ] English Channel
[ ] Caribbean Sea
5. Which Channel connects Bristol and Cardiff with the Atlantic Ocean?
[ ] English Channel
[ ] Bristol Channel
[ ] North Channel
[ ] St George’s Channel
6. What sea is in the south-west of the British Isles?
[ ] Celtic Sea
[ ] North Sea
[ ] Mediterranean Sea
[ ] South China Sea
7. Which tunnel goes under the English Channel and connects England with France?
[ ] Mersey Tunnel
[ ] Channel Tunnel
[ ] Tyne Tunnel
[ ] Dartford Tunnel
8. Suffolk is in the east of England. Sam is on holiday in Suffolk. He stands on the coast and looks east. What sea is he looking at?
[ ] Irish Sea
[ ] Celtic Sea
[ ] Red Sea
[ ] North Sea
9. The River Thames runs through London. What sea does the River Thames flow into?
[ ] Irish Sea
[ ] North Sea
[ ] Red Sea
[ ] Celtic Sea
10. Liverpool is on the River Mersey. What sea does the River Mersey flow into?
[ ] North Sea
[ ] Irish Sea
[ ] Mediterranean Sea
[ ] Red Sea
KS1 Geography Quiz - British Isles - Seas (Answers)
1. Which ocean lies to the west of the British Isles?
[ ] Arctic
[ ] Indian
[ ] Southern
[x] Atlantic
If you stand on the west coast of Ireland, you are looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean
2. What is the name of the sea between England and France?
[x] English Channel
[ ] Bristol Channel
[ ] North Sea
[ ] Irish Sea
The English Channel is off the south coast of England
3. Which sea is off the east coast of England and Scotland?
[ ] Irish Sea
[ ] English Channel
[x] North Sea
[ ] Mediterranean Sea
On the other side of the North Sea are countries such as Holland and Denmark
4. Which sea lies in the middle of the British Isles?
[ ] North Sea
[x] Irish Sea
[ ] English Channel
[ ] Caribbean Sea
The Irish Sea is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the North Channel and the St George’s Channel. The North Channel lies between Ireland and Scotland. The St George’s Channel lies between Ireland and Wales
5. Which Channel connects Bristol and Cardiff with the Atlantic Ocean?
[ ] English Channel
[x] Bristol Channel
[ ] North Channel
[ ] St George’s Channel
Can you find the Bristol Channel on a map of the British Isles?
6. What sea is in the south-west of the British Isles?
[x] Celtic Sea
[ ] North Sea
[ ] Mediterranean Sea
[ ] South China Sea
The Celtic Sea lies between Ireland and Cornwall
7. Which tunnel goes under the English Channel and connects England with France?
[ ] Mersey Tunnel
[x] Channel Tunnel
[ ] Tyne Tunnel
[ ] Dartford Tunnel
Trains run through the Channel Tunnel
8. Suffolk is in the east of England. Sam is on holiday in Suffolk. He stands on the coast and looks east. What sea is he looking at?
[ ] Irish Sea
[ ] Celtic Sea
[ ] Red Sea
[x] North Sea
Suffolk is a county in East Anglia. East Anglia is a region of England
9. The River Thames runs through London. What sea does the River Thames flow into?
[ ] Irish Sea
[x] North Sea
[ ] Red Sea
[ ] Celtic Sea
Remember, the North Sea is to the east of England and Scotland
10. Liverpool is on the River Mersey. What sea does the River Mersey flow into?
[ ] North Sea
[x] Irish Sea
[ ] Mediterranean Sea
[ ] Red Sea
Remember, the Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland