KS1 Geography Quiz - Earth - Rocks and Soil (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 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.

1. What is the Earth made of?
[ ] Paper
[ ] Wood
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Rock
2. What is sand made from?
[ ] Rock
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Metal
3. What do plants need to grow?
[ ] Sand
[ ] Soil
[ ] Lemonade
[ ] Stones
4. 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
5. What causes Earthquakes?
[ ] The Moon
[ ] The Earth shaking
[ ] People shouting
[ ] Lorries on the road
6. 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
7. What are mountains made from?
[ ] Soil
[ ] Rock
[ ] Sand
[ ] Wood
8. What is there a lot of in deserts?
[ ] Water
[ ] Wood
[ ] Soil
[ ] Sand
9. Some houses are built of stone. Stones are made of ____.
[ ] Wood
[ ] Cement
[ ] Concrete
[ ] Rock
10. Stone is dug out of the ground in a ______.
[ ] Quarry
[ ] Factory
[ ] Farm
[ ] Shop
KS1 Geography Quiz - Earth - Rocks and Soil (Answers)
1. What is the Earth made of?
[ ] Paper
[ ] Wood
[ ] Plastic
[x] Rock
Even under the sea there are rocks
2. What is sand made from?
[x] Rock
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Metal
Sand is made up of millions and millions of tiny pieces of rock
3. What do plants need to grow?
[ ] Sand
[x] Soil
[ ] Lemonade
[ ] Stones
The better the soil, the more plants will grow
4. Sam has been in the garden. His Mum tells him to wipe his shoes. ‘Look,’ she says, ‘they’re covered in ___.’
[ ] Rock
[ ] Cement
[x] Mud
[ ] Paint
How might you get your shoes muddy?
5. What causes Earthquakes?
[ ] The Moon
[x] The Earth shaking
[ ] People shouting
[ ] Lorries on the road
Luckily, we only ever get very small earthquakes in this country
6. 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
[x] A volcano
Have you seen pictures of volcanoes?
7. What are mountains made from?
[ ] Soil
[x] Rock
[ ] Sand
[ ] Wood
Some people go rock climbing
8. What is there a lot of in deserts?
[ ] Water
[ ] Wood
[ ] Soil
[x] Sand
What does the Sahara Desert look like?
9. Some houses are built of stone. Stones are made of ____.
[ ] Wood
[ ] Cement
[ ] Concrete
[x] Rock
Do you live in a stone house? What is your home built of?
10. Stone is dug out of the ground in a ______.
[x] Quarry
[ ] Factory
[ ] Farm
[ ] Shop
Very big machines and huge trucks work in quarries