KS1 Geography Quiz - Earth - Parts 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 different parts of the world such as hemispheres, poles and the equator. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

In geography you find out about people and places. You find out about the place where you live. But you also find out about other parts of the world. The Earth is the planet we all live on. What is it like? Where on the Earth is it cold, and where in the world is it hot? What are the poles? Where is the equator? What are the hemispheres? This quiz tests you on how much you know about the different parts of our planet.

1. The Earth is shaped a bit like a football. What do we call the line round the middle of the Earth?
[ ] Arctic Circle
[ ] Border
[ ] Frontier
[ ] Equator
2. What is the top half of the Earth called?
[ ] Northern Hemisphere
[ ] Southern Hemisphere
[ ] Atlantic
[ ] Australia
3. What is the bottom half of the Earth called?
[ ] Northern Hemisphere
[ ] Southern Hemisphere
[ ] Arctic
[ ] North America
4. The poles are at the top and bottom of the Earth. Where is the North Pole?
[ ] In the Antarctic
[ ] In Australia
[ ] In Africa
[ ] In the Arctic
5. Where is the South Pole?
[ ] In the Arctic
[ ] In Africa
[ ] In Spain
[ ] In the Antarctic
6. Grace lives near the Equator. It is very hot, there is a lot of rain forest, and it can rain a lot. What sort of country does Grace live in?
[ ] Desert
[ ] Tropical
[ ] Arctic
[ ] Cold
7. Where in the world is it very cold?
[ ] Australia and New Zealand
[ ] Spain and Portugal
[ ] India and Pakistan
[ ] Arctic Ocean and Antarctica
8. The Sahara is a very big desert. What is it like?
[ ] Wet and windy
[ ] Hot and rainy
[ ] Dry and sandy
[ ] Cold and icy
9. In which continent is the Sahara Desert?
[ ] Europe
[ ] Asia
[ ] Africa
[ ] Australia
10. Where do we live?
[ ] Northern Hemisphere
[ ] Southern Hemisphere
[ ] Antarctica
[ ] Australia
KS1 Geography Quiz - Earth - Parts of the World (Answers)
1. The Earth is shaped a bit like a football. What do we call the line round the middle of the Earth?
[ ] Arctic Circle
[ ] Border
[ ] Frontier
[x] Equator
There isn’t really a line round the middle of the Earth! It’s just a line on a map
2. What is the top half of the Earth called?
[x] Northern Hemisphere
[ ] Southern Hemisphere
[ ] Atlantic
[ ] Australia
A sphere is a round ball. A hemisphere is half a round ball
3. What is the bottom half of the Earth called?
[ ] Northern Hemisphere
[x] Southern Hemisphere
[ ] Arctic
[ ] North America
Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere
4. The poles are at the top and bottom of the Earth. Where is the North Pole?
[ ] In the Antarctic
[ ] In Australia
[ ] In Africa
[x] In the Arctic
The North Pole is at the top of the Northern Hemisphere
5. Where is the South Pole?
[ ] In the Arctic
[ ] In Africa
[ ] In Spain
[x] In the Antarctic
The South Pole is at the bottom of the Southern Hemisphere
6. Grace lives near the Equator. It is very hot, there is a lot of rain forest, and it can rain a lot. What sort of country does Grace live in?
[ ] Desert
[x] Tropical
[ ] Arctic
[ ] Cold
Tropical climates are hot and wet
7. Where in the world is it very cold?
[ ] Australia and New Zealand
[ ] Spain and Portugal
[ ] India and Pakistan
[x] Arctic Ocean and Antarctica
It is very cold near the North and South Poles
8. The Sahara is a very big desert. What is it like?
[ ] Wet and windy
[ ] Hot and rainy
[x] Dry and sandy
[ ] Cold and icy
It hardly ever rains in a desert
9. In which continent is the Sahara Desert?
[ ] Europe
[ ] Asia
[x] Africa
[ ] Australia
Can you point at the Sahara Desert on a map of the world?
10. Where do we live?
[x] Northern Hemisphere
[ ] Southern Hemisphere
[ ] Antarctica
[ ] Australia
All of Europe is in the Northern Hemisphere