KS2 PSHE Quiz - Hygiene (Questions)

Hygiene and cleanliness prevent diseases. Hygiene is about keeping our bodies and clothes clean. If we don’t stay clean bacteria can build up and cause illness and disease, spots, smells and bad teeth. Hygiene is also important when preparing food.

There are thousands of products on the market to do with hygiene claiming all sorts of things - but water is the best cleanser of them all! However, we do like to smell nice and plain water has no smell so we use soaps, shampoos and shower gels with added scent. When you've finished playing this quiz, go and wash your hands - a computer mouse and keyboard can be full of bacteria.

This quiz tests what you know about good hygiene habits.

1. Why is it important to wash our hands?
[ ] To kill bacteria
[ ] To smell nice
[ ] Because mum says
[ ] To keep skin soft
2. If bacteria from our hands is put into our mouth what could happen?
[ ] We can get spots
[ ] We can get ill
[ ] Nothing
[ ] We will be hungry
3. How often should we wash our hands?
[ ] Twice per day
[ ] Once per week
[ ] Whenever we may have touched bacteria
[ ] Before eating
4. If we don’t wash our face very often what can happen?
[ ] You will be ugly
[ ] You may get spots
[ ] Your skin will dry up
[ ] Nothing
5. What happens to our body if we don’t wash regularly?
[ ] It will smell
[ ] Nothing
[ ] Our skin will dry up
[ ] We will be tired
6. How often should we change our underwear?
[ ] Once per week
[ ] Twice per month
[ ] Every day
[ ] Every hour
7. How often should you brush your teeth?
[ ] At least once per day
[ ] At least twice per day
[ ] At least once per week
[ ] At least once per month
8. What happens if you don’t brush your teeth regularly?
[ ] Smelly breath and decayed teeth
[ ] Decayed teeth
[ ] Fresh breath and strong teeth
[ ] Smelly breath
9. When preparing food you should ....... ?
[ ] test it regularly to check it tastes nice
[ ] use the same chopping board for all foods
[ ] use separate chopping boards for cooked and raw foods
[ ] keep cooked and raw foods together
10. Good food hygiene prevents ....... ?
[ ] burning the food
[ ] food poisoning
[ ] eating too much
[ ] too much washing up

 

KS2 PSHE Quiz - Hygiene (Answers)
1. Why is it important to wash our hands?
[x] To kill bacteria
[ ] To smell nice
[ ] Because mum says
[ ] To keep skin soft
We use our hands all the time
2. If bacteria from our hands is put into our mouth what could happen?
[ ] We can get spots
[x] We can get ill
[ ] Nothing
[ ] We will be hungry
Keeping clean kills bacteria
3. How often should we wash our hands?
[ ] Twice per day
[ ] Once per week
[x] Whenever we may have touched bacteria
[ ] Before eating
Usually before eating or touching food, after going to the toilet or touching animals
4. If we don’t wash our face very often what can happen?
[ ] You will be ugly
[x] You may get spots
[ ] Your skin will dry up
[ ] Nothing
Washing your face can also be refreshing
5. What happens to our body if we don’t wash regularly?
[x] It will smell
[ ] Nothing
[ ] Our skin will dry up
[ ] We will be tired
How often do you have a bath?
6. How often should we change our underwear?
[ ] Once per week
[ ] Twice per month
[x] Every day
[ ] Every hour
It is important to change underwear or we may smell
7. How often should you brush your teeth?
[ ] At least once per day
[x] At least twice per day
[ ] At least once per week
[ ] At least once per month
Ideally after eating
8. What happens if you don’t brush your teeth regularly?
[x] Smelly breath and decayed teeth
[ ] Decayed teeth
[ ] Fresh breath and strong teeth
[ ] Smelly breath
Keeping your teeth healthy means fewer trips to the dentist!
9. When preparing food you should ....... ?
[ ] test it regularly to check it tastes nice
[ ] use the same chopping board for all foods
[x] use separate chopping boards for cooked and raw foods
[ ] keep cooked and raw foods together
Bacteria from raw food can spread to cooked food
10. Good food hygiene prevents ....... ?
[ ] burning the food
[x] food poisoning
[ ] eating too much
[ ] too much washing up
Food poisoning can make you very sick