Geographic Terminology & Definitions for Kids


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A river is a natural, large stream of _____ water.

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1. What word best describes plains?

2. How are mountains and hills different?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are rivers, plains, peninsulas and isthmuses? You can quickly determine how much you know about these various terms when you answer questions in this quiz and worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When taking this quiz, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Describe a river
  • Identify a word that would describe plains
  • Compare mountains and hills and peninsulas and isthmuses
  • Understand what the area between mountains is called

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness -make sure you know the most important information from the lesson, such as what rivers and plains are
  • Noticing differences - compare peninsulas and isthmuses
  • Remembering details - remember how mountains and hills are different

Additional Learning

If you did not do well on this quiz, don't make a mountain out of a molehill! Simply use the lesson called Geographic Terminology & Definitions for Kids to learn more details, such as:

  • The highest mountain on Earth
  • Four main areas of water that cover much of the Earth
  • The two types of boundaries
  • How most reservoirs are formed