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Friends and Neighbours - Cultures Of The British Isles

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 cultures, religions and languages of the British Isles. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

Lots of people live in the British Isles. Most people were born here. Some people were born in other countries of the world. Some people are religious and others are not. Nearly everyone speaks English, but some people speak other languages as well. Most people live in towns and cities, but some people live in the countryside. This quiz is all about the people and cultures of the British Isles.

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Do you know about the different languages and cultures of Great Britain and Ireland? Let's find out.

  1. Some families in the British Isles came originally from the Caribbean Islands. Which one of these is a Caribbean island?
    There are lots of islands in the Caribbean. Can you find Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea?
  2. As well as English, what other language is spoken in Wales?
    Welsh is the oldest language still spoken in Great Britain
  3. The Gupta family follow the Hindu religion. Which country did the Gupta family originally come from?
    Hinduism is one of the main religions in India
  4. What is the biggest religion in both Great Britain and Ireland?
    There are different types of Christian Churches, such as Church of England, Church of Scotland, Roman Catholic, and Methodist
  5. Some families in Great Britain and Ireland originally came from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Which continent are these three countries in?
    Can you find Pakistan, India and Bangladesh on a map of the world?
  6. Which religion worships in a building called a synagogue?
    Judaism is a name for the Jewish religion
  7. Some people in Great Britain and Ireland have come from Eastern Europe. Which one of these is a country in eastern Europe?
    People from Poland speak the Polish language
  8. Some people in Great Britain and Ireland are Muslims. What religion do they follow?
    Muslims worship in buildings called mosques
  9. Which one of these is a type of English spoken in Scotland?
    There are lots of types of English spoken around the British Isles
  10. Which language is spoken by nearly everyone in Great Britain and Ireland?
    People have different accents or dialects, but nearly everyone speaks English

Author: David Bland

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