KS1 Geography Quiz - Life In Cameroon (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 life in African countries, for example, Cameroon. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

It is good to find out about different countries. In geography at school you will have looked at how children live in different parts of the world. This is the first of three quizzes about life in other countries. Cameroon is a country in Africa. There is still a lot of poverty in Cameroon. Disease and illness are serious problems. A lot of babies and children die before they are old enough to go to school. But life is generally getting better in Cameroon.

1. On which continent is the country of Cameroon?
[ ] Europe
[ ] Asia
[ ] South America
[ ] Africa
2. Grace lives in a village in Cameroon. She is 7 years old. Grace goes to school.

Grace’s home is made of mud bricks. It has two rooms.

There is no running water. Grace helps her mother carry water from a ____.
[ ] Well
[ ] Shop
[ ] Supermarket
[ ] Tanker
3. Most Monday mornings Grace sets off to walk 2 miles with her brother. Where is she going?
[ ] To the shops
[ ] To a friend’s house
[ ] To school
[ ] To the swimming pool
4. Grace’s mother has a small plot of land. She grows crops. Graces’s mother says that the soil is very fertile.

What does she mean by ‘the soil is very fertile’?
[ ] It needs a lot of fertiliser
[ ] It grows a lot of crops
[ ] It is very poor soil
[ ] It only grows weeds
5. Grace’s mother grows yams, cassava, beans, maize and tomatoes. Why does she grow these plants?
[ ] Because they look nice
[ ] For their flowers
[ ] To stop the weeds growing
[ ] For food
6. There is no electricity in Grace’s village. Her mother cooks on a wood fire. What can Grace NOT do?
[ ] Play with other children
[ ] Help her mother
[ ] Watch television
[ ] Go to school
7. Grace’s village does not have electricity. But electricity can be stored in batteries. So Grace and her family can listen to the _____.
[ ] Television
[ ] Radio
[ ] Washing machine
[ ] Vacuum cleaner
8. Disease is still a big problem in Cameroon. Malaria is a very serious illness. You can get malaria if you are bitten by a mosquito.

Which minibeast carries malaria?
[ ] Spider
[ ] Beetle
[ ] Mosquito
[ ] Butterfly
9. Grace’s mother washes the clothes in a tub. She also goes down to the river and washes clothes on stones.

What does Grace’s mother NOT have?
[ ] Cooking pots
[ ] Dishes
[ ] A washing machine
[ ] Plates
10. There are no shops in Grace’s village. But every Saturday there is a ______ with stalls selling fruit, vegetables, clothes, shoes, and pots and pans.
[ ] Supermarket
[ ] Shop
[ ] Market
[ ] Concert
KS1 Geography Quiz - Life In Cameroon (Answers)
1. On which continent is the country of Cameroon?
[ ] Europe
[ ] Asia
[ ] South America
[x] Africa
Can you find Cameroon on a map of Africa?
2. Grace lives in a village in Cameroon. She is 7 years old. Grace goes to school.

Grace’s home is made of mud bricks. It has two rooms.

There is no running water. Grace helps her mother carry water from a ____.
[x] Well
[ ] Shop
[ ] Supermarket
[ ] Tanker
Getting clean drinking water is a problem in Cameroon
3. Most Monday mornings Grace sets off to walk 2 miles with her brother. Where is she going?
[ ] To the shops
[ ] To a friend’s house
[x] To school
[ ] To the swimming pool
Most children in Cameroon go to school, at least until the age of 12
4. Grace’s mother has a small plot of land. She grows crops. Graces’s mother says that the soil is very fertile.

What does she mean by ‘the soil is very fertile’?
[ ] It needs a lot of fertiliser
[x] It grows a lot of crops
[ ] It is very poor soil
[ ] It only grows weeds
In most of Cameroon the soil is very rich and good for growing crops
5. Grace’s mother grows yams, cassava, beans, maize and tomatoes. Why does she grow these plants?
[ ] Because they look nice
[ ] For their flowers
[ ] To stop the weeds growing
[x] For food
Grace’s mother cooks everything herself. They mostly eat vegetables with some fish and chicken
6. There is no electricity in Grace’s village. Her mother cooks on a wood fire. What can Grace NOT do?
[ ] Play with other children
[ ] Help her mother
[x] Watch television
[ ] Go to school
Most towns in Cameroon have electricity, but only some of the villages have electricity
7. Grace’s village does not have electricity. But electricity can be stored in batteries. So Grace and her family can listen to the _____.
[ ] Television
[x] Radio
[ ] Washing machine
[ ] Vacuum cleaner
A lot of people in Cameroon do have mobile phones
8. Disease is still a big problem in Cameroon. Malaria is a very serious illness. You can get malaria if you are bitten by a mosquito.

Which minibeast carries malaria?
[ ] Spider
[ ] Beetle
[x] Mosquito
[ ] Butterfly
Malaria is still a very serious disease across a lot of Africa
9. Grace’s mother washes the clothes in a tub. She also goes down to the river and washes clothes on stones.

What does Grace’s mother NOT have?
[ ] Cooking pots
[ ] Dishes
[x] A washing machine
[ ] Plates
Grace's mother washes clothes by hand
10. There are no shops in Grace’s village. But every Saturday there is a ______ with stalls selling fruit, vegetables, clothes, shoes, and pots and pans.
[ ] Supermarket
[ ] Shop
[x] Market
[ ] Concert
Everyone goes to the market