KS2 Geography Quiz - The World (Questions)

One of the most basic parts of geography is having a general knowledge of the world. In KS2 children will look at the world and will be expected to familiarise themselves with the oceans and continents as well as the major mountain ranges, rivers, countries and seas.

The world is planet Earth. Earth formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago and life appeared on its surface one billion years later. The world is home to millions of species and of course to every human alive. It has seven continents, five oceans and about 200 countries. It also has many great rivers like the Nile and the Amazon, huge mountain ranges like the Andes and the Himalayas, deserts like the Gobi and the Sahara and seas such as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

Play this quiz and test your knowledge of the continents, oceans countries and other features of planet Earth.

1. How many continents are there in the world?
[ ] Four
[ ] Five
[ ] Six
[ ] Seven
2. Which is the largest continent?
[ ] Africa
[ ] Asia
[ ] Europe
[ ] North America
3. Which is the smallest continent?
[ ] Australia
[ ] Asia
[ ] Europe
[ ] Antarctica
4. How many oceans are there in the world?
[ ] Three
[ ] Four
[ ] Five
[ ] Six
5. Which is the smallest ocean?
[ ] Atlantic
[ ] Indian
[ ] Antarctic
[ ] Arctic
6. Which is the largest country in the world?
[ ] Russia
[ ] China
[ ] North America
[ ] India
7. Which is the highest mountain in the world?
[ ] Elbrus
[ ] Kilimanjaro
[ ] Everest
[ ] Fuji
8. Which is the longest river in the world?
[ ] Amazon
[ ] Nile
[ ] Danube
[ ] Mississippi
9. Which is the largest desert in the world?
[ ] Kalahari
[ ] Sahara
[ ] Arabian
[ ] Gobi
10. Which is the largest sea?
[ ] Caribbean
[ ] Mediterranean
[ ] South China
[ ] Bering

 

KS2 Geography Quiz - The World (Answers)
1. How many continents are there in the world?
[ ] Four
[ ] Five
[ ] Six
[x] Seven
They are North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and Antarctica
2. Which is the largest continent?
[ ] Africa
[x] Asia
[ ] Europe
[ ] North America
Africa is the second largest continent
3. Which is the smallest continent?
[x] Australia
[ ] Asia
[ ] Europe
[ ] Antarctica
Europe is the second smallest continent
4. How many oceans are there in the world?
[ ] Three
[ ] Four
[x] Five
[ ] Six
They are the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian, the Arctic and the Antarctic or Southern Ocean
5. Which is the smallest ocean?
[ ] Atlantic
[ ] Indian
[ ] Antarctic
[x] Arctic
The Arctic Ocean is almost completely frozen in winter
6. Which is the largest country in the world?
[x] Russia
[ ] China
[ ] North America
[ ] India
Russia covers the largest area but China has a larger population
7. Which is the highest mountain in the world?
[ ] Elbrus
[ ] Kilimanjaro
[x] Everest
[ ] Fuji
Everest is part of the Himalayas mountain range
8. Which is the longest river in the world?
[ ] Amazon
[x] Nile
[ ] Danube
[ ] Mississippi
The Nile is in Africa
9. Which is the largest desert in the world?
[ ] Kalahari
[x] Sahara
[ ] Arabian
[ ] Gobi
The Sahara is in Africa
10. Which is the largest sea?
[ ] Caribbean
[x] Mediterranean
[ ] South China
[ ] Bering
The Mediterranean Sea lies between Europe, Africa and Asia