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Earth - Rocks and Soil
Volcanoes can spew out ash, hot rocks and lava.

Earth - Rocks and Soil

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 Earth, different types of rocks and soil. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

The Earth is made of rock. Underneath the surface this rock is very hot. Sometimes this hot rock comes out in volcanoes. The rock can move. When the rock moves everything shakes and there is an earthquake. There are lots of different types of rocks. Some of the rocks turn to mud or sand. Some of the land is covered in soil. Plants can grow in the soil. Find out just how much you know about the Earth, the different types of rocks and the soil.

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1.
Sam was on holiday in Italy. He saw a big mountain. It was smoking. Sometimes it throws out red hot rocks. What sort of mountain is it?
A hill
A hillock
A firework
A volcano
Have you seen pictures of volcanoes?
2.
Sam has been in the garden. His Mum tells him to wipe his shoes. ‘Look,’ she says, ‘they’re covered in ___.’
Rock
Cement
Mud
Paint
How might you get your shoes muddy?
3.
What do plants need to grow?
Sand
Soil
Lemonade
Stones
The better the soil, the more plants will grow
4.
Stone is dug out of the ground in a ______.
Quarry
Factory
Farm
Shop
Very big machines and huge trucks work in quarries
5.
What is sand made from?
Rock
Rubber
Plastic
Metal
Sand is made up of millions and millions of tiny pieces of rock
6.
What are mountains made from?
Soil
Rock
Sand
Wood
Some people go rock climbing
7.
What is the Earth made of?
Paper
Wood
Plastic
Rock
Even under the sea there are rocks
8.
What causes Earthquakes?
The Moon
The Earth shaking
People shouting
Lorries on the road
Luckily, we only ever get very small earthquakes in this country
9.
What is there a lot of in deserts?
Water
Wood
Soil
Sand
What does the Sahara Desert look like?
10.
Some houses are built of stone. Stones are made of ____.
Wood
Cement
Concrete
Rock
Do you live in a stone house? What is your home built of?
Author:  David Bland

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