Continents Of The World

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Geography. Specifically it looks at the seven continents, their names and their positions. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

We all live on a planet called Earth. The Earth has 7 big areas of land positioned around it. These are called continents. The 7 continents are Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, and Antarctica. This quiz is all about the 7 continents, their names, their sizes and their positions.

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  1. What do we call areas of the Earth that are bigger than just countries?
    Asia is the biggest continent
  2. Which continent includes the Sahara Desert, the River Nile and the country of Kenya?
    Africa lies to the south of Europe
  3. How many continents are there?
    Can you name all 7 continents?
  4. Sam lives in Great Britain. Which continent is Great Britain part of?
    Which continent lies due east of Europe? - Asia
  5. Which is the biggest continent?
    Africa is the second biggest continent
  6. Which continent includes the United Kingdom, France and Germany?
    Great Britain and Ireland are part of the continent of Europe
  7. This continent is very cold. No one lives there all the time. What is it called?
    Antarctica is the continent around the South Pole
  8. Which continent lies due west across the Atlantic Ocean from Britain?
    North America includes two big countries - the USA and Canada
  9. Which continent lies due south of North America?
    North America and South America are linked by Central America
  10. Which continent has the same name as a country?
    Australia is the only continent that is made up of just one country

Author: David Bland

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