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Oceans 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 oceans and large seas, their names and their positions. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

Do you live near the sea? Do you ever go to the seaside? Most of the Earth is covered in water. Lakes and ponds are just a tiny part of that water. There are vast seas positioned all around the continents. Some of the seas are so large that they are called oceans. There are 5 oceans and their names are: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern and Arctic. This quiz is about those great big oceans and about some of the large seas of the world.

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Do you know the names and positions of the five oceans?

  1. What is most of the Earth covered by?
    There is more water than land in the world
  2. Which is the most southerly ocean?
    The Southern Ocean is south of Australia. It surrounds the continent of Antarctica
  3. Which big sea lies between Europe and Africa?
    The Mediterranean Sea starts at Gibraltar and ends at Israel
  4. Which ocean goes all the way to the North Pole?
    A lot of the Arctic Ocean is frozen. It is very cold
  5. Which is the largest ocean in the world?
    The Pacific Ocean is vast. It stretches all the way from America to Japan
  6. Which big sea lies between North and South America?
    There are lots of islands in the Caribbean, such as Jamaica and Barbados
  7. John sets sail in a boat from the British Isles. He sails due west. Which ocean does he cross?
    If he sails all the way across, John will land in Canada
  8. Which ocean lies south of India and east of Africa?
    The Indian Ocean gets its name from the country of India
  9. What is a really big sea called?
    Can you name all 5 oceans?
  10. Which ocean lies between Europe and North America?
    The Atlantic is off the west coast of the British Isles

Author: David Bland

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