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One of the subjects that children study in KS2 geography is the island of Great Britain - where in the world it is and the countries, cities, counties and culture which make-up Britain. This quiz will test children's knowledge of the place where they live. The video shows the size of the country compared to the rest of the world.

Britain, or Great Britain, is the largest island in the British Isles. It comprises three countries - England, Scotland and Wales. These countries are divided into counties. The smallest counties in Great Britain are Rutland and the island, the Isle of Wight. There are only two towns in Rutland - Oakham and Uppingham. The Isle of Wight has nine, despite it being smaller. The largest of the counties is North Yorkshire. There are many cities here too. London is one of the biggest cities in Europe, but Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow are also very large.

Test what you know about the place you live by playing this quiz.

1.
Which has the largest population?
England
Scotland
Wales
Isle of Man
England is the largest country in the UK, both in area and in population
2.
Which is the highest mountain in Britain?
Snowdon
Ben Nevis
Ben Macdui
Skiddaw
Ben Nevis is in Scotland
3.
What is the climate in Britain?
Temperate
Polar
Tropical
Arid
A temperate climate is one with cool summers and mild winters with rain year round
4.
Which of these islands is not off the coast of Britain?
The Isle of Wight
The Isle of Man
Anglesey
Malta
Malta is in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea
5.
By population, which is the largest city in Scotland?
Edinburgh
Aberdeen
Glasgow
Dundee
Despite being the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh's population is not as large as Glasgow's
6.
Which city is the capital of England?
Birmingham
York
London
Cardiff
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and Cardiff is the capital of Wales
7.
Which continent is Britain part of?
Africa
North America
Europe
Asia
Britain lies to the Northwest of mainland Europe
8.
What is the currency used in Britain?
The Euro
The Pound
The Dollar
The Yen
Many other countries in Europe use the Euro
9.
Britain is part of the United Kingdom together with ....... ?
The Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
France
Australia
The capital of Northern Ireland is Belfast
10.
Which is the longest river in Britain?
Severn
Thames
Mersey
Tyne
The Severn begins in Wales then flows through England
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Geography of the UK

Author:  Amanda Swift

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