Directions - Compasses And Maps
Which direction lies between north and west on a compass?

Directions - Compasses And Maps

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 points of a compass and how they relate to maps, globes and the real world. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

Have you ever used a compass to find your way? Do you know the four points of the compass? Which way is north? Where does the sun rise? These are some of the questions you might be asked in geography. Maps help you find your way around the world. But you have to know that north is always at the top of the map. In this quiz we find out a little bit more about maps and how to use them.

Which bit of a map is north?
The tops of maps always point north
Sam wants to know which direction is north. His Dad goes outside with Sam. They use a _______ to find out which way is north.
Have you ever used a compass?
Which direction on a map is west?
To the left-hand side
To the right-hand side
In the middle
Straight down
So, which direction on a map is east?
Sam is looking at a globe. Where is the North Pole?
On top of the globe
On the Equator
Inside the globe
At the bottom of the globe
Can you find the North Pole on a globe?
Where does the sun rise?
In the north
In the east
In the south
In the west
Which sea lies to the east of the British Isles? - The North Sea. Oh, dear, that is confusing, but it’s true!
Sam is looking at a globe. He wants to find Australia. Where on the globe should he look?
On top of the globe
In the top half of the globe
In the bottom half of the globe
Inside the globe
Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere
Manchester is in the _________ of England.
London is in the south-east of England. Plymouth is in south-west England. Newcastle is in north-east England
Which direction lies between north and west?
So, which direction lies between south and east?
Where is south on a map?
At the top
In the middle
To one side
At the bottom
Which country lies south of Great Britain, across the English Channel? - France
Where does the sun set?
In the north
In the east
In the south
In the west
What big island lies to the west of Great Britain? - Ireland
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - What are maps?

Author:  David Bland

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