KS1 Geography Quiz - Buildings - Around Sam's Town (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 some of the buildings to be found in a typical British town. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

Sam lives in a typical British town in the Midlands of England. This quiz is all about things that can be found in a town just like Sam’s. It looks at buildings, places to go, and how to get about. In geography at school you find out about cities, towns and villages. What are the most important things in towns or in parts of a city? Let’s find out.

1. The centre of Sam’s town has lots of _____.
[ ] Shops
[ ] Farms
[ ] Greenhouses
[ ] Fields
2. Sam’s Dad catches the train at the _______ ______.
[ ] Bus station
[ ] Swimming pool
[ ] Railway station
[ ] Supermarket
3. Sam’s Mum borrows books from the _______.
[ ] Butcher’s
[ ] Baker’s
[ ] Library
[ ] Bus station
4. Every day, Sam passes a building with red doors. Sometimes there is a fire engine outside it. What is it?
[ ] A bus station
[ ] A railway station
[ ] A train station
[ ] A fire station
5. Sam’s Mum can get some of her money out of a ____ _______.
[ ] Coffee machine
[ ] Cash machine
[ ] Vending machine
[ ] Washing machine
6. Sam has a rash. His Mum takes him to the surgery. Who does Sam see at the surgery about his rash?
[ ] A teacher
[ ] A vet
[ ] A farmer
[ ] A doctor
7. Sam needs an injection. His Dad takes him to the Health Centre. Who gives him the injection at the Health Centre?
[ ] A nurse
[ ] A vet
[ ] An electrician
[ ] A plumber
8. In the middle of Sam’s town there is a large stone building. It has a tower, a clock and bells. What is this building?
[ ] A church
[ ] A house
[ ] A block of flats
[ ] A shop
9. Sam’s uncle is ill. Sam and his family visit him in the ________.
[ ] Library
[ ] Church
[ ] Supermarket
[ ] Hospital
10. Sam’s Mum wants to send a parcel. Where does she take the parcel?
[ ] To the bank
[ ] To the Post Office
[ ] To the library
[ ] To the sports centre
KS1 Geography Quiz - Buildings - Around Sam's Town (Answers)
1. The centre of Sam’s town has lots of _____.
[x] Shops
[ ] Farms
[ ] Greenhouses
[ ] Fields
Where is your nearest shopping centre?
2. Sam’s Dad catches the train at the _______ ______.
[ ] Bus station
[ ] Swimming pool
[x] Railway station
[ ] Supermarket
Where is your nearest railway station?
3. Sam’s Mum borrows books from the _______.
[ ] Butcher’s
[ ] Baker’s
[x] Library
[ ] Bus station
Where is your nearest library?
4. Every day, Sam passes a building with red doors. Sometimes there is a fire engine outside it. What is it?
[ ] A bus station
[ ] A railway station
[ ] A train station
[x] A fire station
Where is your nearest fire station?
5. Sam’s Mum can get some of her money out of a ____ _______.
[ ] Coffee machine
[x] Cash machine
[ ] Vending machine
[ ] Washing machine
Cash machines are in banks and supermarkets
6. Sam has a rash. His Mum takes him to the surgery. Who does Sam see at the surgery about his rash?
[ ] A teacher
[ ] A vet
[ ] A farmer
[x] A doctor
Where do you go to see a doctor?
7. Sam needs an injection. His Dad takes him to the Health Centre. Who gives him the injection at the Health Centre?
[x] A nurse
[ ] A vet
[ ] An electrician
[ ] A plumber
Do you not like injections, or do you not mind?
8. In the middle of Sam’s town there is a large stone building. It has a tower, a clock and bells. What is this building?
[x] A church
[ ] A house
[ ] A block of flats
[ ] A shop
Some churches have a spire. What does a spire look like?
9. Sam’s uncle is ill. Sam and his family visit him in the ________.
[ ] Library
[ ] Church
[ ] Supermarket
[x] Hospital
Where is your nearest hospital?
10. Sam’s Mum wants to send a parcel. Where does she take the parcel?
[ ] To the bank
[x] To the Post Office
[ ] To the library
[ ] To the sports centre
Where is your nearest Post Office?