Geography: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Places 2 (Questions)

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Places are areas in the world. When we study them we learn about their climate, population, economic activities, culture and many other things. Learning about other countries and how they are similar or different to ours teaches us how other people live. It gives us a greater understanding of the human race. We might even learn something useful for ourselves.

Let's take a look at some of the different types of climate, industry and way of life found in places around the world.

1. What is an economically developing country?
[ ] A country with lots of industry
[ ] A country that is just developing industrially
[ ] A country with lots of mountains
[ ] A small country
2. What type of work do most people do in developing countries?
[ ] Factory work
[ ] Farming
[ ] Office work
[ ] Shop work
3. If you were to compare land use in a developing country compared to a developed country what would you find?
[ ] The developed country would have more industrial land
[ ] The developing country would have more industrial land
[ ] The developing country would have more land with homes built on it
[ ] The developed country would have the least amount of buildings
4. What often causes crops to fail in hot, dry countries?
[ ] Flood
[ ] Drought
[ ] Hurricanes
[ ] Frost
5. Which of these features is not man made?
[ ] Canal
[ ] River
[ ] School
[ ] Road
6. Which of these features could appear in a landscape?
[ ] Trees
[ ] Lake
[ ] Mountains
[ ] All of these
7. What determines the materials a house is built of?
[ ] The number of people going to live in the house
[ ] The age of the builder
[ ] Local resources available
[ ] How many rooms the house will have
8. What of these might determine the type of home people live in?
[ ] The climate
[ ] The availability of land
[ ] How permanent the home is
[ ] All of these
9. Which of these features of a place would not encourage tourists?
[ ] Lake
[ ] Beach
[ ] Factory
[ ] Caves
10. Where are you most likely to find an airport?
[ ] Near a city
[ ] On top of a mountain
[ ] In a small village
[ ] On the moors
Geography: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Places 2 (Answers)
1. What is an economically developing country?
[ ] A country with lots of industry
[x] A country that is just developing industrially
[ ] A country with lots of mountains
[ ] A small country
An economically developed country, like the UK, has a lot of industry
2. What type of work do most people do in developing countries?
[ ] Factory work
[x] Farming
[ ] Office work
[ ] Shop work
Factories and offices are rare in developing countries
3. If you were to compare land use in a developing country compared to a developed country what would you find?
[x] The developed country would have more industrial land
[ ] The developing country would have more industrial land
[ ] The developing country would have more land with homes built on it
[ ] The developed country would have the least amount of buildings
Industry in the developing country has not yet reached its full potential
4. What often causes crops to fail in hot, dry countries?
[ ] Flood
[x] Drought
[ ] Hurricanes
[ ] Frost
Without water crops die and this can sometimes lead to people starving in less developed countries
5. Which of these features is not man made?
[ ] Canal
[x] River
[ ] School
[ ] Road
Canals are similar to rivers but they have been built by men to carry boats and ships
6. Which of these features could appear in a landscape?
[ ] Trees
[ ] Lake
[ ] Mountains
[x] All of these
Trees, lakes and mountains are all natural features of a landscape, rather than manmade
7. What determines the materials a house is built of?
[ ] The number of people going to live in the house
[ ] The age of the builder
[x] Local resources available
[ ] How many rooms the house will have
It is easiest and cheapest to build with local materials such as wood, mud, stone etc
8. What of these might determine the type of home people live in?
[ ] The climate
[ ] The availability of land
[ ] How permanent the home is
[x] All of these
There are many factors which determine the types of houses that people can build
9. Which of these features of a place would not encourage tourists?
[ ] Lake
[ ] Beach
[x] Factory
[ ] Caves
Factories are more likely to discourage tourists than attract them
10. Where are you most likely to find an airport?
[x] Near a city
[ ] On top of a mountain
[ ] In a small village
[ ] On the moors
Airports are close to cities as they are the places more people want to visit