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Earth - Oceans, Lakes and Rivers
This is Loch Ness in Scotland. A lot of lakes in Scotland are called lochs.

Earth - Oceans, Lakes and Rivers

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 water features found on Earth, such as oceans, seas, lakes and rivers. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

More of the Earth is covered by water than by land. Nearly all this water is in seas and oceans. But some of the water is in lakes and rivers. Sea water is salty. It is sometimes called brine. The water in lakes and rivers is called freshwater. Freshwater is not salty. Let’s learn a bit more about the water found on our planet.

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1.
Which big river runs through Brazil?
Amazon
Nile
Danube
Mississippi
The Amazon is one of the longest rivers in the world
2.
What is another name for a stream?
Brook
Valley
Brine
Vale
In Scotland another word for a stream is burn. In some parts of the north of England it is burn or beck
3.
Which big river runs through Egypt?
Amazon
Nile
Yangtze
Rhine
Can you trace the route of the Nile right through Africa on a map? Where does it start? Where does it reach the sea?
4.
What are really big seas called?
Lakes
Oceans
Continents
Countries
What are the names of the 5 oceans?
5.
The water in lakes and rivers is not salty. It is called __________.
Brine
Lemonade
Freshwater
Dew
Freshwater is not always clean
6.
Here are four describing words. Which one is a good word for seawater?
Sweet
Salty
Pure
Fresh
Salty seawater is sometimes called brine
7.
The River Severn flows into the Bristol Channel. Where it meets the sea is called the Severn _______.
Estuary
Lake
Stream
Shoreline
In Scotland, there are big estuaries called firths. Can you find these four firths on a map of Scotland? - Firth of Clyde, Firth of Forth, Firth of Tay, and Solway Firth
8.
Last year, Sam went for a sail with his family on Windermere. Windermere is in Cumbria, in the north of England.

This year, they were in Scotland. They went for a sail on Loch Lomond.

Windermere and Loch Lomond are both _____.
Mountains
Hills
Valleys
Lakes
The Scottish word for a lake is loch. In Ireland it is lough (sounds like loch). In Wales it is llyn
9.
Which one of these rivers runs through China?
Nile
Mississippi
Yangtze
Amazon
The Yangtze is the third longest river in the world
10.
What is the name for a very small river?
Estuary
Lake
Tarn
Stream
Streams run into rivers
Author:  David Bland

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