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Countries Of The World
Australia is the only country which covers a whole continent.

Countries Of The World

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 names and positions of some of the world's larger countries. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

There are nearly 200 countries in the world. It’s good to know the names of some of the larger, most important countries. Can you say where China is positioned on Earth, or where on the globe is India? We can’t cover every country here. All countries are important, but some are much larger than others. In this quiz, test your knowledge of some of the big countries of the world.

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1.
Which one of these countries is a group of islands off the coast of Asia?
Britain
Germany
Nigeria
Japan
The Pacific Ocean is to the east of Japan
2.
More people live in this country than in any other African country. What is its name?
Nigeria
Egypt
South Africa
Kenya
Nigeria is in West Africa
3.
Which country has the same name as a continent?
Brazil
China
Spain
Australia
Can you point at Australia on a map of the world?
4.
Which big country stretches from Europe all the way across Asia?
Russia
France
Nigeria
Mexico
What is the capital of Russia? - Moscow
5.
In which continent is China?
Europe
Africa
South America
Asia
What is the capital of China? - Beijing
6.
Which country is called the USA?
South Africa
China
United Kingdom
United States of America
The USA is often called the United States, or just America
7.
Which country is the most southerly in Africa?
Egypt
Nigeria
Kenya
South Africa
Can you point at South Africa on a map of the world?
8.
This country is next to the USA. It is to the south of the USA. What is its name?
Canada
Mexico
Turkey
China
Canada is also next to the USA, but Canada lies to the north of the USA
9.
Which is the biggest country in South America?
Peru
Brazil
Chile
Uruguay
The River Amazon is in Brazil
10.
Which big country has the same name as an ocean?
Australia
Canada
Brazil
India
The country to the west of India is called Pakistan
Author:  David Bland

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