KS2 Geography Quiz - Britain (Questions)

In KS2 children will be taught geography. One of the subjects they will look at is the island of Great Britain - where in the world it is and the countries, cities, counties and culture which make Britain up. This quiz will test children's knowledge of the place where they live.

Britain, or Great Britain, is the largest island in the British Isles. It is comprised of 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 pretty large too.

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

1. Which continent is Britain part of?
[ ] Africa
[ ] North America
[ ] Europe
[ ] Asia
2. Britain is part of the United Kingdom together with ....... ?
[ ] The Republic of Ireland
[ ] Northern Ireland
[ ] France
[ ] Australia
3. Which of these islands is not off the coast of Britain?
[ ] The Isle of Wight
[ ] The Isle of Man
[ ] Anglesey
[ ] Malta
4. What is the currency used in Britain?
[ ] The Euro
[ ] The Pound
[ ] The Dollar
[ ] The Yen
5. What is the climate in Britain?
[ ] Temperate
[ ] Polar
[ ] Tropical
[ ] Arid
6. Which has the largest population?
[ ] England
[ ] Scotland
[ ] Wales
[ ] Isle of Man
7. Which city is the capital of England?
[ ] Birmingham
[ ] York
[ ] London
[ ] Cardiff
8. By population, which is the largest city in Scotland?
[ ] Edinburgh
[ ] Aberdeen
[ ] Glasgow
[ ] Dundee
9. Which is the longest river in Britain?
[ ] Severn
[ ] Thames
[ ] Mersey
[ ] Tyne
10. Which is the highest mountain in Britain?
[ ] Snowdon
[ ] Ben Nevis
[ ] Ben Macdui
[ ] Skiddaw

 

KS2 Geography Quiz - Britain (Answers)
1. Which continent is Britain part of?
[ ] Africa
[ ] North America
[x] Europe
[ ] Asia
Britain lies to the Northwest of mainland Europe
2. Britain is part of the United Kingdom together with ....... ?
[ ] The Republic of Ireland
[x] Northern Ireland
[ ] France
[ ] Australia
The capital of Northern Ireland is Belfast
3. Which of these islands is not off the coast of Britain?
[ ] The Isle of Wight
[ ] The Isle of Man
[ ] Anglesey
[x] Malta
Malta is in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea
4. What is the currency used in Britain?
[ ] The Euro
[x] The Pound
[ ] The Dollar
[ ] The Yen
Many other countries in Europe use the Euro
5. What is the climate in Britain?
[x] Temperate
[ ] Polar
[ ] Tropical
[ ] Arid
A temperate climate is one with cool summers and mild winters with rain year round
6. Which has the largest population?
[x] England
[ ] Scotland
[ ] Wales
[ ] Isle of Man
England is the largest country in the UK, both in area and in population
7. Which city is the capital of England?
[ ] Birmingham
[ ] York
[x] London
[ ] Cardiff
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and Cardiff is the capital of Wales
8. By population, which is the largest city in Scotland?
[ ] Edinburgh
[ ] Aberdeen
[x] Glasgow
[ ] Dundee
Despite being the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh's population is not as large as Glasgow's
9. Which is the longest river in Britain?
[x] Severn
[ ] Thames
[ ] Mersey
[ ] Tyne
The Severn begins in Wales then flows through England
10. Which is the highest mountain in Britain?
[ ] Snowdon
[x] Ben Nevis
[ ] Ben Macdui
[ ] Skiddaw
Ben Nevis is in Scotland