KS2 Geography Quiz - Places 1 (Questions)

In KS2 geography children will look at different places around the world, comparing their different characteristics such as population size or climate. This is quite a large topic and so this is the first of two quizzes on the subject.

Places are locations in the world. The study of places in geography means looking at the use of land, the climate, population, economic activity and physical and human features of a place. With the increased understanding this gives us, we can then compare and contrast the places we live with other places in the world.

How are things like population size and types of industry different in different countries? Take this quiz and find out.

1. How can you find out the location of a place?
[ ] Look in a thesaurus
[ ] Look in a dictionary
[ ] Look on a map
[ ] Look at a photograph of the place
2. What does population mean?
[ ] The number of people living in a place
[ ] The number of cars in a place
[ ] The number of houses in a place
[ ] The number of shops in a place
3. Which of these affects the crops that are grown in a place?
[ ] Mountains
[ ] Climate and soil
[ ] Rivers
[ ] Buildings
4. What type of crops are you likely to find in a temperate climate?
[ ] Sugar
[ ] Pineapples
[ ] Coffee
[ ] Wheat
5. Which climate is best for growing bananas?
[ ] Tropical
[ ] Temperate
[ ] Polar
[ ] Arid
6. What type of industry are you more likely to find on the coast?
[ ] Fishing
[ ] Farming
[ ] Food production
[ ] Recycling plant
7. What is the main industry in the UK countryside?
[ ] Fishing
[ ] Farming
[ ] Shipping
[ ] Coal mining
8. Which of these jobs is a primary economic activity?
[ ] Greengrocer
[ ] Factory worker
[ ] Fisherman
[ ] Fishmonger
9. What kind of economic activity is a supermarket assistant undertaking?
[ ] Primary
[ ] Secondary
[ ] Tertiary
[ ] None of these
10. Another way of saying secondary economic activity is?
[ ] Take it
[ ] Make it
[ ] Sell it
[ ] Cook it

 

KS2 Geography Quiz - Places 1 (Answers)
1. How can you find out the location of a place?
[ ] Look in a thesaurus
[ ] Look in a dictionary
[x] Look on a map
[ ] Look at a photograph of the place
Maps show us where in the world places are
2. What does population mean?
[x] The number of people living in a place
[ ] The number of cars in a place
[ ] The number of houses in a place
[ ] The number of shops in a place
One place may have fewer cars or shops than another place but more people living in it, therefore a higher population
3. Which of these affects the crops that are grown in a place?
[ ] Mountains
[x] Climate and soil
[ ] Rivers
[ ] Buildings
Different crops prefer different climates or soil types
4. What type of crops are you likely to find in a temperate climate?
[ ] Sugar
[ ] Pineapples
[ ] Coffee
[x] Wheat
Sugar, pineapples and coffee all prefer tropical climates
5. Which climate is best for growing bananas?
[x] Tropical
[ ] Temperate
[ ] Polar
[ ] Arid
Bananas would not grow very well at all in a polar climate!
6. What type of industry are you more likely to find on the coast?
[x] Fishing
[ ] Farming
[ ] Food production
[ ] Recycling plant
Tourism and shipping are also major industries on the coast
7. What is the main industry in the UK countryside?
[ ] Fishing
[x] Farming
[ ] Shipping
[ ] Coal mining
Almost two thirds of Britain is farmland
8. Which of these jobs is a primary economic activity?
[ ] Greengrocer
[ ] Factory worker
[x] Fisherman
[ ] Fishmonger
Primary economic activity is 'take it'
9. What kind of economic activity is a supermarket assistant undertaking?
[ ] Primary
[ ] Secondary
[x] Tertiary
[ ] None of these
Tertiary is when someone is selling it
10. Another way of saying secondary economic activity is?
[ ] Take it
[x] Make it
[ ] Sell it
[ ] Cook it
Primary - Take it
Secondary - Make it
Tertiary - Sell it