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From The Countryside To The Big Cities - Urban And Rural Lives

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 differences between urban and rural life worldwide. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

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.

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

  1. Why are so many people moving from the countryside to big cities?
    Most people hope to find a job and earn money
  2. In big cities around the world there are a lot of _________. These are where things are made.
    A toy factory makes toys. A computer factory makes computers
  3. In India, a lot of people still live in rural areas. Which job do most people have in the countryside in India?
    What job do farmers do?
  4. Sam has a lot of toys. Where were most of these toys made?
    China has a lot of factories. The factories in China make a lot of things, from toys to computers
  5. In many countries, some people are leaving the countryside. Where are they going?
    Millions of people are arriving in big cities in China, India, Brazil and Mexico
  6. Life can be very hard in many big cities. Many people live in poor housing. These houses are in areas called ________.
    Have you seen pictures of shanties?
  7. All the big cities in the world have large airports. What fly into and out of airports?
    Where is your nearest airport?
  8. 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?
    In many countries a lot of people are moving to the cities
  9. Mexico City, São Paulo in Brazil, Tokyo in Japan and Shanghai in China are all very big cities. They all have underground railways called the Metro. Why do they need underground railways?
    London has a Metro. It is called the Underground
  10. 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?
    Hundreds of years ago, most people lived in rural areas

Author: David Bland

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