KS1 Geography Quiz - Countries 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 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.

1. In which continent is China?
[ ] Europe
[ ] Africa
[ ] South America
[ ] Asia
2. Which big country has the same name as an ocean?
[ ] Australia
[ ] Canada
[ ] Brazil
[ ] India
3. Which country is called the USA?
[ ] South Africa
[ ] China
[ ] United Kingdom
[ ] United States of America
4. Which big country stretches from Europe all the way across Asia?
[ ] Russia
[ ] France
[ ] Nigeria
[ ] Mexico
5. Which is the biggest country in South America?
[ ] Peru
[ ] Brazil
[ ] Chile
[ ] Uruguay
6. More people live in this country than in any other African country. What is its name?
[ ] Nigeria
[ ] Egypt
[ ] South Africa
[ ] Kenya
7. Which country has the same name as a continent?
[ ] Brazil
[ ] China
[ ] Spain
[ ] Australia
8. This country is next to the USA. It is to the south of the USA. What is its name?
[ ] Canada
[ ] Mexico
[ ] Turkey
[ ] China
9. Which country is the most southerly in Africa?
[ ] Egypt
[ ] Nigeria
[ ] Kenya
[ ] South Africa
10. Which one of these countries is a group of islands off the coast of Asia?
[ ] Britain
[ ] Germany
[ ] Nigeria
[ ] Japan
KS1 Geography Quiz - Countries Of The World (Answers)
1. In which continent is China?
[ ] Europe
[ ] Africa
[ ] South America
[x] Asia
What is the capital of China? - Beijing
2. Which big country has the same name as an ocean?
[ ] Australia
[ ] Canada
[ ] Brazil
[x] India
The country to the west of India is called Pakistan
3. Which country is called the USA?
[ ] South Africa
[ ] China
[ ] United Kingdom
[x] United States of America
The USA is often called the United States, or just America
4. Which big country stretches from Europe all the way across Asia?
[x] Russia
[ ] France
[ ] Nigeria
[ ] Mexico
What is the capital of Russia? - Moscow
5. Which is the biggest country in South America?
[ ] Peru
[x] Brazil
[ ] Chile
[ ] Uruguay
The River Amazon is in Brazil
6. More people live in this country than in any other African country. What is its name?
[x] Nigeria
[ ] Egypt
[ ] South Africa
[ ] Kenya
Nigeria is in West Africa
7. Which country has the same name as a continent?
[ ] Brazil
[ ] China
[ ] Spain
[x] Australia
Can you point at Australia 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
[x] Mexico
[ ] Turkey
[ ] China
Canada is also next to the USA, but Canada lies to the north of the USA
9. Which country is the most southerly in Africa?
[ ] Egypt
[ ] Nigeria
[ ] Kenya
[x] South Africa
Can you point at South Africa on a map of the world?
10. Which one of these countries is a group of islands off the coast of Asia?
[ ] Britain
[ ] Germany
[ ] Nigeria
[x] Japan
The Pacific Ocean is to the east of Japan