KS1 Science Quiz - Living Things - Animal Habitats (Questions)

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Science for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with living things and animal habitats.

Where we live is called our home. We live in houses and flats. Some of us live in towns and cities. Some of us live in the countryside. Where do you live? The sort of place you live is called your habitat. When studying living things you will see that other animals also have habitats. Animals live in all sorts of different places, from hot deserts to the ice and snow of the North Pole. This living things quiz is about where different animals make their homes.

1. This scorpion lives in the desert. What is its home like?
[ ] Very wet
[ ] Frozen
[ ] Icy
[ ] Very hot
2. Polar Bears live near the North Pole. What is their home like?
[ ] Very hot
[ ] Very warm
[ ] Very dry
[ ] Very cold
3. Why do fish like to live in the sea?
[ ] They can walk
[ ] They can talk
[ ] They can read
[ ] They can swim
4. Where do frogs like to live?
[ ] Deserts
[ ] Towns
[ ] Mountains
[ ] Ponds
5. A crow has built this nest. Where does this bird like to build its nest?
[ ] In a tree
[ ] On the ground
[ ] On a rock
[ ] On a cliff
6. Where does this gorilla live?
[ ] Sea
[ ] Desert
[ ] Field
[ ] Jungle
7. The sheep is in a field. Why does the sheep like living in this field?
[ ] There are lots of trees
[ ] The sheep is on its own
[ ] There is a lot of grass
[ ] The sheep has lots of wool
8. This animal is called a Mountain Goat. Where does it live?
[ ] On very high mountains
[ ] On low hills
[ ] In valleys
[ ] By the sea
9. Where does the camel like to live?
[ ] In the jungle
[ ] In the desert
[ ] Where it is very cold
[ ] Where it is very wet
10. What is the dolphin’s habitat?
[ ] Woodland
[ ] Grassland
[ ] Mountains
[ ] Oceans
KS1 Science Quiz - Living Things - Animal Habitats (Answers)
1. This scorpion lives in the desert. What is its home like?
[ ] Very wet
[ ] Frozen
[ ] Icy
[x] Very hot
Mind the sting in its tail! Desert scorpions have to live in a very hot, dry habitat
2. Polar Bears live near the North Pole. What is their home like?
[ ] Very hot
[ ] Very warm
[ ] Very dry
[x] Very cold
Brrr! It is very cold at the North Pole. Polar Bears have thick fur to keep themselves warm
3. Why do fish like to live in the sea?
[ ] They can walk
[ ] They can talk
[ ] They can read
[x] They can swim
Fish love to be in water. They are very good swimmers
4. Where do frogs like to live?
[ ] Deserts
[ ] Towns
[ ] Mountains
[x] Ponds
Frogs have to live near water. Frogs like ponds best
5. A crow has built this nest. Where does this bird like to build its nest?
[x] In a tree
[ ] On the ground
[ ] On a rock
[ ] On a cliff
Lots of birds build their nests in trees. But some do build their nests on rocks, on cliffs or on the ground
6. Where does this gorilla live?
[ ] Sea
[ ] Desert
[ ] Field
[x] Jungle
Fish live in the sea. Camels live in the desert. Cows live in fields. Lots of animals live in the jungle
7. The sheep is in a field. Why does the sheep like living in this field?
[ ] There are lots of trees
[ ] The sheep is on its own
[x] There is a lot of grass
[ ] The sheep has lots of wool
Sheep love a green field with lots and lots of grass to eat. But sheep do not like to be on their own. There are other sheep in this field
8. This animal is called a Mountain Goat. Where does it live?
[x] On very high mountains
[ ] On low hills
[ ] In valleys
[ ] By the sea
The Mountain Goat really does live high up in the mountains. It is very brave - it is not scared of heights
9. Where does the camel like to live?
[ ] In the jungle
[x] In the desert
[ ] Where it is very cold
[ ] Where it is very wet
Camels like living in the desert. They can go for days without drinking any water
10. What is the dolphin’s habitat?
[ ] Woodland
[ ] Grassland
[ ] Mountains
[x] Oceans
Dolphins are at home in the water