KS2 Geography Quiz - Settlements 2 (Questions)

Settlements - cities, towns, villages and hamlets - is one of the topics covered in KS2 geography. This is the second of two quizzes on the subject and it looks specifically at how settlements have developed and how they link together.

Settlements are colonies where people live such as hamlets and cities. Settlements have developed over time and most include constructed facilities such as roads which link them together with other settlements, enclosures for livestock, fields systems for growing crops, ditches for drainage, ponds for waterfowl and fish, parks for leisure, woods and churches. People live together for convenience and to be social.

Find out more about how towns, villages and cities link together and how they have developed in this quiz. Can you get all ten questions right?

Click on the pictures for a closer look.
1. Which is the largest type of settlement?
[ ] Hamlet
[ ] City
[ ] Town
[ ] Village
2. What might cause a village to become a city?
[ ] Building of a hospital
[ ] Population increase
[ ] Link to other villages by road
[ ] Building of a cathedral
3. What would cause the population of a settlement to increase?
[ ] New factories creating lots of jobs for people
[ ] Building of a school
[ ] Link to other villages by railway
[ ] The building of a town hall
4. What would be needed in a seaside town if lots of tourists started to visit?
[ ] New shops
[ ] New hotels
[ ] New cafes
[ ] All of these
5. In which settlement would you be more likely to find a cathedral?
[ ] Hamlet
[ ] City
[ ] Farm
[ ] Village
6. Which settlement is most unlikely to have a church?
[ ] Hamlet
[ ] Village
[ ] City
[ ] Town
7. Which of these connections would not link two cities?
[ ] Motorway
[ ] Road
[ ] Footpath
[ ] Railway
8. What is a bridleway?
[ ] A path for horses and non-motorised vehicles
[ ] A man-made channel for boats
[ ] A track for electric trams
[ ] A link road between two motorways
9. Which of these is NOT a method of crossing a river?
[ ] Bridge
[ ] Canal
[ ] Ferry
[ ] Ford
10. What often developed at the mouth of rivers?
[ ] Seaside towns
[ ] Public houses
[ ] Ports
[ ] Hamlets

 

KS2 Geography Quiz - Settlements 2 (Answers)
1. Which is the largest type of settlement?
[ ] Hamlet
[x] City
[ ] Town
[ ] Village
London is the largest city in the UK
2. What might cause a village to become a city?
[ ] Building of a hospital
[x] Population increase
[ ] Link to other villages by road
[ ] Building of a cathedral
As the population grows, more houses and facilities such as hospitals will be built. There are some cities that do not have cathedrals, for example, Wolverhampton
3. What would cause the population of a settlement to increase?
[x] New factories creating lots of jobs for people
[ ] Building of a school
[ ] Link to other villages by railway
[ ] The building of a town hall
People like to live quite near to where they work so if a factory was built in a town the people who work there might move to the town as well
4. What would be needed in a seaside town if lots of tourists started to visit?
[ ] New shops
[ ] New hotels
[ ] New cafes
[x] All of these
Tourists need places to eat, shop and sleep
5. In which settlement would you be more likely to find a cathedral?
[ ] Hamlet
[x] City
[ ] Farm
[ ] Village
The vast majority of cathedrals are in cities
6. Which settlement is most unlikely to have a church?
[x] Hamlet
[ ] Village
[ ] City
[ ] Town
As a hamlet may just be two or three houses, it is less likely to have a church
7. Which of these connections would not link two cities?
[ ] Motorway
[ ] Road
[x] Footpath
[ ] Railway
Footpaths link shorter distances, like villages or parts of a town
8. What is a bridleway?
[x] A path for horses and non-motorised vehicles
[ ] A man-made channel for boats
[ ] A track for electric trams
[ ] A link road between two motorways
Bicycles are allowed on bridleways but they were originally intended for horses
9. Which of these is NOT a method of crossing a river?
[ ] Bridge
[x] Canal
[ ] Ferry
[ ] Ford
A canal is a man-made waterway on which boats travel up and down. Stepping stones, like those in the picture, are also a way to cross a small river
10. What often developed at the mouth of rivers?
[ ] Seaside towns
[ ] Public houses
[x] Ports
[ ] Hamlets
Ports were important places for sending goods abroad, and rivers provided transport of the goods to the port