KS1 Geography Quiz - Mountains and Valleys (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 mountains, valleys and features of a hilly landscape. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

Some land is flat. Some land is hilly. In some places there are high mountains. In between there are valleys. How the land looks is called the landscape. What is the landscape like round your home? In this quiz we look at what the land looks like. We look at its features. Let’s learn a little bit more about this bit of geography.

1. The other day, Sam and his family went for a walk. They climbed a ____. There was a good view from the top.
[ ] Playing field
[ ] Hill
[ ] Lake
[ ] River
2. High hills are called _________.
[ ] Mountains
[ ] Hillocks
[ ] Fields
[ ] Beaches
3. Some hills in England are not very high. They are rolling hills, and are often flat on top. Which one of these is a range of hills in England?
[ ] Himalayas
[ ] Alps
[ ] Andes
[ ] Cotswolds
4. Rivers run down _______ between the hills.
[ ] Lakes
[ ] Estuaries
[ ] Roads
[ ] Valleys
5. Which one of these is a name for a wide, low valley?
[ ] Vale
[ ] Estuary
[ ] Field
[ ] County
6. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. But there are much higher mountains around the world. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. In which mountain range is Mount Everest?
[ ] Andes
[ ] Himalayas
[ ] Alps
[ ] Rockies
7. Switzerland has a lot of mountains. One of these mountains is called the Matterhorn. In which mountain range is the Matterhorn?
[ ] Alps
[ ] Andes
[ ] Himalayas
[ ] Rockies
8. Very high mountains run all the way down the west side of South America. What are these mountains called?
[ ] Andes
[ ] Alps
[ ] Rockies
[ ] Himalayas
9. There is a line of hills all the way down the middle of the north of England. What is the name of these hills?
[ ] Pennines
[ ] South Downs
[ ] North Downs
[ ] Cotswolds
10. A lot of land is not hilly. Land that has very few hills is called a _____.
[ ] Plain
[ ] Mountain
[ ] Beach
[ ] Range
KS1 Geography Quiz - Mountains and Valleys (Answers)
1. The other day, Sam and his family went for a walk. They climbed a ____. There was a good view from the top.
[ ] Playing field
[x] Hill
[ ] Lake
[ ] River
Do you like going for a walk?
2. High hills are called _________.
[x] Mountains
[ ] Hillocks
[ ] Fields
[ ] Beaches
In the north of England, some high hills are called fells. In Scotland, some mountains are called bens
3. Some hills in England are not very high. They are rolling hills, and are often flat on top. Which one of these is a range of hills in England?
[ ] Himalayas
[ ] Alps
[ ] Andes
[x] Cotswolds
These low, rolling hills are often called wolds or downs
4. Rivers run down _______ between the hills.
[ ] Lakes
[ ] Estuaries
[ ] Roads
[x] Valleys
In the north of England, many valleys are called dales. In Scotland they are called glens
5. Which one of these is a name for a wide, low valley?
[x] Vale
[ ] Estuary
[ ] Field
[ ] County
In Scotland, wide valleys are called straths
6. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. But there are much higher mountains around the world. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. In which mountain range is Mount Everest?
[ ] Andes
[x] Himalayas
[ ] Alps
[ ] Rockies
In which continent are the Himalayas?
7. Switzerland has a lot of mountains. One of these mountains is called the Matterhorn. In which mountain range is the Matterhorn?
[x] Alps
[ ] Andes
[ ] Himalayas
[ ] Rockies
People go climbing and skiing in the Alps
8. Very high mountains run all the way down the west side of South America. What are these mountains called?
[x] Andes
[ ] Alps
[ ] Rockies
[ ] Himalayas
Can you follow the line of the Andes on a map all the way down South America?
9. There is a line of hills all the way down the middle of the north of England. What is the name of these hills?
[x] Pennines
[ ] South Downs
[ ] North Downs
[ ] Cotswolds
Can you find the Pennines on a map of England?
10. A lot of land is not hilly. Land that has very few hills is called a _____.
[x] Plain
[ ] Mountain
[ ] Beach
[ ] Range
What sort of landscape do you live in?