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Urban and Rural Life
All the big cities in the world have large airports.

Urban and Rural Life

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 differences between urban and rural life worldwide. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

There are lots of big cities worldwide. Life in a city is described as urban. A lot of people still live in villages or in the countryside. Life in the countryside is described as rural. What are the differences? In geography you find out about people and the places where they live. This quiz is about the different places people live worldwide and the different jobs they do.

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1.
In India, a lot of people still live in rural areas. Which job do most people have in the countryside in India?
Train driver
Teacher
Farmer
Nurse
What job do farmers do?
2.
Just under half the people in the world still live in the countryside. Which one of these is a describing word for the countryside and villages?
Rural
Urban
Suburban
Empty
Hundreds of years ago, most people lived in rural areas
3.
Sam has a lot of toys. Where were most of these toys made?
Australia
Brazil
South Africa
China
China has a lot of factories. The factories in China make a lot of things, from toys to computers
4.
Just over half the people in the world live in towns and cities. Which one of these is a describing word for towns and cities?
Rural
Urban
Agricultural
Empty
In many countries a lot of people are moving to the cities
5.
Life can be very hard in many big cities. Many people live in poor housing. These houses are in areas called ________.
Estates
Villages
Hamlets
Shanties
Have you seen pictures of shanties?
6.
Why are so many people moving from the countryside to big cities?
To go shopping
To look for work
To stay at home
To go to the cinema
Most people hope to find a job and earn money
7.
Mexico City, São Paulo in Brazil, Tokyo in Japan and Shanghai in China are all very big cities. They all have underground railways called the Metro. Why do they need underground railways?
To carry cars across the city
To carry people around the city
To keep the streets clean
To bring clean water to the city
London has a Metro. It is called the Underground
8.
In big cities around the world there are a lot of _________. These are where things are made.
Farms
Factories
Offices
Shops
A toy factory makes toys. A computer factory makes computers
9.
All the big cities in the world have large airports. What fly into and out of airports?
Trains
Cars
Boats
Aeroplanes
Where is your nearest airport?
10.
In many countries, some people are leaving the countryside. Where are they going?
High mountains
Villages
Big cities
Hamlets
Millions of people are arriving in big cities in China, India, Brazil and Mexico
Author:  David Bland

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