KS1 Geography Quiz - Continents Of The World (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 seven continents, their names and their positions. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

We all live on a planet called Earth. The Earth has 7 big areas of land positioned around it. These are called continents. The 7 continents are Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, and Antarctica. This quiz is all about the 7 continents, their names, their sizes and their positions.

1. What do we call areas of the Earth that are bigger than just countries?
[ ] Regions
[ ] Counties
[ ] Islands
[ ] Continents
2. How many continents are there?
[ ] 3
[ ] 4
[ ] 7
[ ] 11
3. Which continent includes the Sahara Desert, the River Nile and the country of Kenya?
[ ] Asia
[ ] Africa
[ ] Europe
[ ] North America
4. Which is the biggest continent?
[ ] Africa
[ ] Asia
[ ] Europe
[ ] Australia
5. Which continent has the same name as a country?
[ ] Asia
[ ] Europe
[ ] Africa
[ ] Australia
6. Which continent includes the United Kingdom, France and Germany?
[ ] Asia
[ ] Africa
[ ] Europe
[ ] Antarctica
7. Which continent lies due west across the Atlantic Ocean from Britain?
[ ] North America
[ ] South America
[ ] Africa
[ ] Australia
8. Which continent lies due south of North America?
[ ] Africa
[ ] Asia
[ ] South America
[ ] Australia
9. This continent is very cold. No one lives there all the time. What is it called?
[ ] Antarctica
[ ] Asia
[ ] Europe
[ ] Africa
10. Sam lives in Great Britain. Which continent is Great Britain part of?
[ ] Asia
[ ] North America
[ ] South America
[ ] Europe
KS1 Geography Quiz - Continents Of The World (Answers)
1. What do we call areas of the Earth that are bigger than just countries?
[ ] Regions
[ ] Counties
[ ] Islands
[x] Continents
Asia is the biggest continent
2. How many continents are there?
[ ] 3
[ ] 4
[x] 7
[ ] 11
Can you name all 7 continents?
3. Which continent includes the Sahara Desert, the River Nile and the country of Kenya?
[ ] Asia
[x] Africa
[ ] Europe
[ ] North America
Africa lies to the south of Europe
4. Which is the biggest continent?
[ ] Africa
[x] Asia
[ ] Europe
[ ] Australia
Africa is the second biggest continent
5. Which continent has the same name as a country?
[ ] Asia
[ ] Europe
[ ] Africa
[x] Australia
Australia (the country) is in Australia (the continent)
6. Which continent includes the United Kingdom, France and Germany?
[ ] Asia
[ ] Africa
[x] Europe
[ ] Antarctica
Great Britain and Ireland are part of the continent of Europe
7. Which continent lies due west across the Atlantic Ocean from Britain?
[x] North America
[ ] South America
[ ] Africa
[ ] Australia
North America includes two big countries - the USA and Canada
8. Which continent lies due south of North America?
[ ] Africa
[ ] Asia
[x] South America
[ ] Australia
North America and South America are linked by Central America
9. This continent is very cold. No one lives there all the time. What is it called?
[x] Antarctica
[ ] Asia
[ ] Europe
[ ] Africa
Antarctica is the continent around the South Pole
10. Sam lives in Great Britain. Which continent is Great Britain part of?
[ ] Asia
[ ] North America
[ ] South America
[x] Europe
Which continent lies due east of Europe? - Asia