KS2 Geography Quiz - Climate (Questions)

Climate is one part of geography studied in KS2. Children will look at the different climates, for example arid, polar, temperate or tropical. They will discover where the different climates are found and the weather conditions that are associated with each.

Climate is the different weather conditions of an area over a long period of time. Weather itself is the conditions occurring at present (such as 'it's raining' or 'it's very windy'), whereas climate is what the weather is like over time. In 'wet' climates you would expect rain regularly throughout the year and in dry ones you would expect very little rain.

Play this quiz and test your knowledge of the world's climates.

1. Which of these statements is true?
[ ] Climate and weather mean the same
[ ] Weather is the atmospheric conditions of a place over a long time
[ ] Climate is the atmospheric conditions of a place over a long time
[ ] Climate is the atmospheric conditions of a place on any given day
2. Which of these factors determine the climate of an area?
[ ] Latitude
[ ] Altitude
[ ] Rainfall
[ ] All of these
3. Which is the coldest climate?
[ ] Polar
[ ] Tropical
[ ] Temperate
[ ] Arid
4. Which is the warmest climate?
[ ] Tropical
[ ] Temperate
[ ] Polar
[ ] Cold
5. Which two climates are dry?
[ ] Tropical and polar
[ ] Temperate and tropical
[ ] Polar and arid
[ ] Temperate and arid
6. Where would you find most tropical climates?
[ ] The Equator
[ ] The South Pole
[ ] The top of a mountain
[ ] North of the Equator
7. Which climate can reach 40o Celsius during the day and 0o Celsius at night?
[ ] Temperate
[ ] Cold
[ ] Polar
[ ] Arid
8. What type of trees will you usually find in temperate regions?
[ ] Deciduous
[ ] Tropical
[ ] No trees
[ ] Coniferous
9. Which climate receives the most rainfall?
[ ] Arid
[ ] Temperate
[ ] Cold
[ ] Tropical
10. Which climate would you find above the treeline on mountains?
[ ] Cold
[ ] Temperate
[ ] Polar
[ ] Arid

 

KS2 Geography Quiz - Climate (Answers)
1. Which of these statements is true?
[ ] Climate and weather mean the same
[ ] Weather is the atmospheric conditions of a place over a long time
[x] Climate is the atmospheric conditions of a place over a long time
[ ] Climate is the atmospheric conditions of a place on any given day
The weather is the atmospheric conditions on a particular day and it changes - for example, snow one day and hot sunshine another
2. Which of these factors determine the climate of an area?
[ ] Latitude
[ ] Altitude
[ ] Rainfall
[x] All of these
Higher places are colder, as are places closer to the North or South Poles
3. Which is the coldest climate?
[x] Polar
[ ] Tropical
[ ] Temperate
[ ] Arid
Polar regions are covered in ice and snow all year round
4. Which is the warmest climate?
[x] Tropical
[ ] Temperate
[ ] Polar
[ ] Cold
Tropical places are a long way from the North and South Poles
5. Which two climates are dry?
[ ] Tropical and polar
[ ] Temperate and tropical
[x] Polar and arid
[ ] Temperate and arid
Polar is very cold and dry whilst arid is very hot and dry
6. Where would you find most tropical climates?
[x] The Equator
[ ] The South Pole
[ ] The top of a mountain
[ ] North of the Equator
The Equator receives more direct sunlight than anywhere else on Earth
7. Which climate can reach 40o Celsius during the day and 0o Celsius at night?
[ ] Temperate
[ ] Cold
[ ] Polar
[x] Arid
Arid places are also called deserts
8. What type of trees will you usually find in temperate regions?
[x] Deciduous
[ ] Tropical
[ ] No trees
[ ] Coniferous
Deciduous trees are ones that lose their leaves in the autumn
9. Which climate receives the most rainfall?
[ ] Arid
[ ] Temperate
[ ] Cold
[x] Tropical
Tropical rain forests are so called because they receive a lot of rain
10. Which climate would you find above the treeline on mountains?
[x] Cold
[ ] Temperate
[ ] Polar
[ ] Arid
The higher you are the colder it gets