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Buildings - Types of Houses
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Buildings - Types of Houses

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 different types of houses found in the UK. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

Where do you live? Is it in a house, a flat or a bungalow? Everyone needs somewhere to live. Our home is where we sleep, eat and are looked after. There are lots of different types of houses and places to live. This quiz is about some of the different types of homes found in our country - the UK.

1.
Sam’s house stands on its own. Sam lives in a ________ house.
Terraced
Detached
Town
Semi-detached
Most detached houses have gardens around them
2.
Maria lives in a large, tall building. Her home is on just one floor. What is it called?
A flat
A bungalow
A house
A palace
Flats are sometimes called apartments or maisonettes
3.
Some houses have special names. Callum lives on a farm. His home is called a:
Flat
Barn
Farmhouse
Greenhouse
Does your home have a name or a number? What is it?
4.
Which one of these do people live in?
Shop
House
Factory
Sports Hall
Houses can be lots of different sizes
5.
Ella lives in a row of houses on a street. Ella lives in a ________ house.
Detached
Semi-detached
Terraced
Long
Some terraced houses have a garden at the front
6.
Some people live in a home on wheels. What is it called?
Farmhouse
Flat
Bungalow
Caravan
Some homes look like caravans but they don’t have any wheels. They are called chalets
7.
Gareth lives in a low building. All the main rooms are on just one floor. What is it called?
A bungalow
A penthouse
A house
A barn
Some bungalows do have an upstairs, with dormer windows in the roof
8.
Tom’s house is one of a pair. The two houses are built together. Tom lives in a ___________ house.
Semi-detached
Terraced
Detached
Long
Some bungalows stand on their own. They are detached. Some bungalows are built in pairs. They are semi-detached
9.
Some houses in villages and in the countryside have special names. Lucy lives in a small house in a village. It is called a:
Mansion
Maisonette
Cottage
Caravan
Some cottages have a thatched roof made of straw
10.
Ella lives in a terraced house. It has a garden at the front. Ella’s terraced house does not have a garden at the back. Instead Ella’s house has a ____ outside the back-door.
Bedroom
Flat
Front-room
Yard
Describe your home. What does it look like?
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Fieldwork

Author:  David Bland

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