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Directions - Following Directions
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Directions - Following Directions

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 following directions and understanding positions. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

Do you know your left from your right? It can be confusing! To find their way around, people use maps and they ask questions. People ask for directions. Have you ever been told the positions of things without understanding what was meant, so you could not find them? Has your Mum or your Dad ever asked you to go and fetch something from your room, and told you how to find it? This quiz is all about being given directions, and then following them.

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1.
Sam is in a big shop with his Mum. They are on the first-floor. Sam’s Mum wants to buy some shoes. The shop sells shoes on the ground-floor. How do they get to the ground-floor?
Go down the escalator
Go up the escalator
Stay on the same floor
Go up the stairs
Which floor is above the first-floor?
2.
Sam has lost his toy car. His Mum says that it is at the back of the sofa. Where should Sam look for his toy car?
Under the sofa
On the sofa
In front of the sofa
Behind the sofa
Have you ever lost a toy? What happened?
3.
Sam is out with his family. They want to find the museum. Sam’s Dad asks a man for directions. ‘Go back the way you came. The museum is on the right,’ the man says.

Sam’s Dad thanks the man. What do Sam and his family do then?
Keep going straight on and then turn right
Keep going straight on and then turn left
Turn round
Keep going straight on
They need to turn round and go back the way they came
4.
Sam’s class are playing rounders. It’s Sam’s turn to bat. He hits the ball. The children shout, ‘Run, Sam, run!’ He sets off running to the first post. Which direction does he run?
To his right
To his left
Backwards
Straight forwards
Do you like playing rounders?
5.
Sam’s Mum asks him to bring some socks. ‘They are in the top drawer in your bedroom, next to the wardrobe.’ Where should Sam look for the socks?
On top of the wardrobe
In the top drawer
Above the wardrobe
In the bottom drawer
Where do you keep your socks?
6.
Sam has lost his school bag. His Dad says that it is under the newspaper. Where is Sam’s school bag?
At school
Below the newspaper
Above the newspaper
Alongside the newspaper
Where do you keep your school bag?
7.
Sam’s Dad is in town. He asks someone how to get to the Town Hall. ‘Keep going straight on,’ he is told. What does Sam’s Dad do?
Turns right
Turns left
Walks straight forward
Turns round
Sam’s Dad has asked someone for directions
8.
Sam’s Mum asks Sam to bring a box of toys downstairs. ‘They are under your bed,’ she says. Where should Sam go to get the box of toys?
Downstairs
Upstairs to his bedroom
To a shop
To the kitchen
Where do you keep your toys?
9.
What is the opposite of turning right?
Going straight on
Going backwards
Turning left
Standing still
How do you get from your front door to your bedroom? Can you give directions?
10.
Sam’s class are playing rounders. It’s Sam’s turn to bat. He hits the ball a very long way. He sets off to the right and runs all the way round the circle. Everyone cheers.

Which way did Sam run round the circle?
Clockwise
Anti-clockwise
In a straight line
Backwards
Look at a clock with hands. The hands go round the clock in a clockwise direction
Author:  David Bland

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