Geography: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - From The Countryside To The Big Cities - Urban And Rural Lives (Questions)

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There are lots of big cities worldwide. Life in a city is described as urban. A lot of people still live in villages or in the countryside. Life in the countryside is described as rural. What are the differences? In geography you find out about people and the places where they live. This quiz is about the different places people live worldwide and the different jobs they do.

What are the differences between urban and rural lives? Let's see.

1. Just under half the people in the world still live in the countryside. Which one of these is a describing word for the countryside and villages?
[ ] Rural
[ ] Urban
[ ] Suburban
[ ] Empty
2. Just over half the people in the world live in towns and cities. Which one of these is a describing word for towns and cities?
[ ] Rural
[ ] Urban
[ ] Agricultural
[ ] Empty
3. In many countries, some people are leaving the countryside. Where are they going?
[ ] High mountains
[ ] Villages
[ ] Big cities
[ ] Hamlets
4. Why are so many people moving from the countryside to big cities?
[ ] To go shopping
[ ] To look for work
[ ] To stay at home
[ ] To go to the movie theater
5. Life can be very hard in many big cities. Many people live in poor housing. These houses are in areas called ________.
[ ] Estates
[ ] Villages
[ ] Hamlets
[ ] Shanties
6. In big cities around the world there are a lot of _________. These are where things are made.
[ ] Farms
[ ] Factories
[ ] Offices
[ ] Shops
7. Sam has a lot of toys. Where were most of these toys made?
[ ] Australia
[ ] Brazil
[ ] South Africa
[ ] China
8. Mexico City, São Paulo in Brazil, Tokyo in Japan and Shanghai in China are all very big cities. They all have underground railroads called the Metro. Why do they need underground railroads?
[ ] To carry cars across the city
[ ] To carry people around the city
[ ] To keep the streets clean
[ ] To bring clean water to the city
9. All the big cities in the world have large airports. What fly into and out of airports?
[ ] Trains
[ ] Cars
[ ] Boats
[ ] Airplanes
10. In India, a lot of people still live in rural areas. Which job do most people have in the countryside in India?
[ ] Train driver
[ ] Teacher
[ ] Farmer
[ ] Nurse
Geography: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - From The Countryside To The Big Cities - Urban And Rural Lives (Answers)
1. Just under half the people in the world still live in the countryside. Which one of these is a describing word for the countryside and villages?
[x] Rural
[ ] Urban
[ ] Suburban
[ ] Empty
Hundreds of years ago, most people lived in rural areas
2. Just over half the people in the world live in towns and cities. Which one of these is a describing word for towns and cities?
[ ] Rural
[x] Urban
[ ] Agricultural
[ ] Empty
In many countries a lot of people are moving to the cities
3. In many countries, some people are leaving the countryside. Where are they going?
[ ] High mountains
[ ] Villages
[x] Big cities
[ ] Hamlets
Millions of people are arriving in big cities in China, India, Brazil and Mexico
4. Why are so many people moving from the countryside to big cities?
[ ] To go shopping
[x] To look for work
[ ] To stay at home
[ ] To go to the movie theater
Most people hope to find a job and earn money
5. Life can be very hard in many big cities. Many people live in poor housing. These houses are in areas called ________.
[ ] Estates
[ ] Villages
[ ] Hamlets
[x] Shanties
Have you seen pictures of shanties?
6. In big cities around the world there are a lot of _________. These are where things are made.
[ ] Farms
[x] Factories
[ ] Offices
[ ] Shops
A toy factory makes toys. A computer factory makes computers
7. Sam has a lot of toys. Where were most of these toys made?
[ ] Australia
[ ] Brazil
[ ] South Africa
[x] China
China has a lot of factories. The factories in China make a lot of things, from toys to computers
8. Mexico City, São Paulo in Brazil, Tokyo in Japan and Shanghai in China are all very big cities. They all have underground railroads called the Metro. Why do they need underground railroads?
[ ] To carry cars across the city
[x] To carry people around the city
[ ] To keep the streets clean
[ ] To bring clean water to the city
London has a Metro. It is called the Underground
9. All the big cities in the world have large airports. What fly into and out of airports?
[ ] Trains
[ ] Cars
[ ] Boats
[x] Airplanes
Where is your nearest airport?
10. In India, a lot of people still live in rural areas. Which job do most people have in the countryside in India?
[ ] Train driver
[ ] Teacher
[x] Farmer
[ ] Nurse
What job do farmers do?