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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.

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1.
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!
2.
Manchester is in the _________ of England.
North-West
South-East
South-West
North-East
London is in the south-east of England. Plymouth is in south-west England. Newcastle is in north-east England
3.
Which direction lies between north and west?
North-East
South-East
South-West
North-West
So, which direction lies between south and east?
4.
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?
5.
Sam wants to know which direction is north. His Dad goes outside with Sam. They use a _______ to find out which way is north.
Clock
Watch
Timer
Compass
Have you ever used a compass?
6.
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
7.
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?
8.
Which bit of a map is north?
Top
Bottom
Middle
Back
The tops of maps always point north
9.
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
10.
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
Author:  David Bland

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