KS2 Geography Quiz - Changes to the Environment 1 (Questions)

One of the topics covered in KS2 Geography is the physical or chemical disturbances which cause change to the environment. This is an important subject for children to understand and so this is the first of two quizzes concentrating on it.

Physical and chemical disturbances can change the environment drastically. These changes to the world in which we live can be because of natural causes or because of human activity. Environments change all the time, whether its your back garden or the planet as a whole.

How aware are you of the physical and chemical disturbances to the environment? Play this quiz and test yourself.

1. What is the name of the place where rocks are extracted from the ground?
[ ] A quarry
[ ] A query
[ ] A mine
[ ] A factory
2. What are the negative impacts caused by quarrying?
[ ] More jobs are created
[ ] Plant and animal habitats are destroyed
[ ] Rivers are polluted
[ ] Droughts are caused
3. Which of these is a good consequence of quarrying?
[ ] More jobs are created
[ ] Plant and animal habitats are destroyed
[ ] Rivers are polluted
[ ] Droughts are caused
4. When harmful substances are put into rivers this causes what?
[ ] Solution
[ ] Drought
[ ] Flood
[ ] Pollution
5. What can be the consequences of polluting rivers?
[ ] Flooding when the river overflows
[ ] Plants and animals that use the river are killed
[ ] The river dries up
[ ] The pollution creates more erosion
6. Land can also be polluted with harmful substances. What would be the consequences of this?
[ ] No houses can be built because of dangerous gases escaping
[ ] Animals are unable to live on the land
[ ] Plants do not grow on the land
[ ] All of these
7. Which of these consequences can occur on landfill sites?
[ ] Plants are unable to grow on the land for many years
[ ] Methane gas is released into the air
[ ] Chemicals can pollute land and rivers
[ ] All of these
8. When we have very little rain causing a water shortage what is this called?
[ ] Flood
[ ] Drought
[ ] Pollution
[ ] Contamination
9. What positive effects can occur when lots of tourists start to visit an area?
[ ] More money is spent in the shops
[ ] The roads become very busy
[ ] More rubbish accumulates
[ ] The paths are worn out more quickly
10. What negative effects can occur when lots of tourists start to visit an area?
[ ] More money is spent in the shops
[ ] More jobs are created
[ ] More facilities are built
[ ] The place becomes noisy and congested

 

KS2 Geography Quiz - Changes to the Environment 1 (Answers)
1. What is the name of the place where rocks are extracted from the ground?
[x] A quarry
[ ] A query
[ ] A mine
[ ] A factory
Quarries are where we get stone for building with
2. What are the negative impacts caused by quarrying?
[ ] More jobs are created
[x] Plant and animal habitats are destroyed
[ ] Rivers are polluted
[ ] Droughts are caused
We have to balance the benefits of quarrying with the harm it may cause
3. Which of these is a good consequence of quarrying?
[x] More jobs are created
[ ] Plant and animal habitats are destroyed
[ ] Rivers are polluted
[ ] Droughts are caused
Quarries provide jobs for people as well as providing us with stone
4. When harmful substances are put into rivers this causes what?
[ ] Solution
[ ] Drought
[ ] Flood
[x] Pollution
Pollution contaminates or dirties the water
5. What can be the consequences of polluting rivers?
[ ] Flooding when the river overflows
[x] Plants and animals that use the river are killed
[ ] The river dries up
[ ] The pollution creates more erosion
If the water becomes poisonous then fish, frogs and other creatures that use the water will die
6. Land can also be polluted with harmful substances. What would be the consequences of this?
[ ] No houses can be built because of dangerous gases escaping
[ ] Animals are unable to live on the land
[ ] Plants do not grow on the land
[x] All of these
The land is useless for many years
7. Which of these consequences can occur on landfill sites?
[ ] Plants are unable to grow on the land for many years
[ ] Methane gas is released into the air
[ ] Chemicals can pollute land and rivers
[x] All of these
The methane gas is a greenhouse gas so contributes towards global warming
8. When we have very little rain causing a water shortage what is this called?
[ ] Flood
[x] Drought
[ ] Pollution
[ ] Contamination
Drought dries up rivers and streams which are the habitats of many plants and animals
9. What positive effects can occur when lots of tourists start to visit an area?
[x] More money is spent in the shops
[ ] The roads become very busy
[ ] More rubbish accumulates
[ ] The paths are worn out more quickly
More money spent in an area is good for creating more local jobs
10. What negative effects can occur when lots of tourists start to visit an area?
[ ] More money is spent in the shops
[ ] More jobs are created
[ ] More facilities are built
[x] The place becomes noisy and congested
The peace and quiet that attracted the tourists in the first place might be lost when more of them arrive!