5th Grade Geography Questions

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

Coming up with geography questions for the classroom can be quite time-consuming. Grab a few of these fifth-grade geography questions that are already written and ready to go.

Fifth-Grade Geography Questions

Sometimes it helps to see an overview of what our students need to know. Sometimes we need to come up with a quiz and have no time in which to write it. Sometimes we just need a break. Whatever the reason, having banks of geography questions can be immensely helpful. For any of those reasons or more, take a look at a few of these geography questions that are appropriate for a fifth grade level.

Map Reading Questions

  • Name three components of a map.
  • What is a key (or legend) on a map?
  • What is the purpose of a scale on a map?
  • What is the purpose of a compass rose on a map?
  • Why do maps contain grids?
  • What is the difference between latitude and longitude?
  • Where is 0° latitude on a map?
  • Where is 90° latitude on a map?
  • Where is 0° longitude on a map?
  • What is the purpose of latitude and longitude?
  • What is an atlas?
  • Which direction is usually to the right on a standard map?
  • What is a hemisphere?
  • Why is a globe sometimes more useful than a flat map?

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