Countries Of Europe

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 names and positions of some of the larger countries in Europe. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

We are part of the continent of Europe. There are lots of different countries in Europe. There are over 50 countries in Europe. Some are very small, but a lot of people live in Europe. This quiz is about some of the larger countries in Europe. Do you know their names? Can you point to them on a map? Let’s find out a little bit more about the countries of Europe.

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Do you know the names of the larger European countries represented by these flags?

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  1. Which country is also called The Netherlands.
    Most of Holland is very flat. It has very few hills
  2. Athens is the capital city of this country. Which country is it?
    Greece has lots of islands
  3. The capital city of this country is called Paris. What is the name of the country?
    France is due south of England, across the English Channel
  4. Which continent is the United Kingdom part of?
    We live on islands, but we are part of the continent of Europe
  5. Which country does not touch any sea and has lots of lakes and very high mountains?
    A land-locked country does not touch any sea. Switzerland is a land-locked country
  6. The Romans came from this country. Which country is it?
    Rome is the capital of Italy
  7. Which very large country starts in Europe but finishes in Asia?
    Russia stretches all the way from St Petersburg to Vladivostok
  8. This country lies due east of Germany. Its capital is called Warsaw. Which country is it?
    What language do people in Poland speak?
  9. Lots of people go on holiday to this country. The cities of Madrid and Barcelona are in this country. What is the name of the country?
    Have you ever been on holiday to Spain?
  10. An easy one! People speak German in this country.
    People also speak German in Austria and in parts of Switzerland

Author: David Bland

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