Churches are often decorated with stained glass windows portraying bible stories or the lives of saints.


This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 History for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with understanding historical evidence in, for example, art.

As KS1 children develop their understanding of historical evidence, data and artefacts, they may learn about how art has changed over time and how art movements and styles have been influenced by the changing world. They may ask questions about paintings or sculptures, using them to gain an understanding of life at the time, or they may look at historical evidence to learn more about a particularly influential artist's life.

  1. Even very early artists painted portraits of people. How do these portraits help historians?
    Even a simple portrait can give a historian lots of clues about the past
  2. An art movement in the 1950s focused on using photographs, comics and images from popular culture in unusual ways. This was known as...
    Andy Warhol was a famous artist from this movement and painted tins of soup in bright colours
  3. Pablo Picasso was a famous Spanish artist who painted in an abstract style. This was called:
    Cubist artists painted items which were broken up and then reassembled in angular ways
  4. Some modern artists painted pictures of strange items in unusual settings. They were known as...
    Surrealism began in the 1920s and paintings often showed real items in dream-like settings or vice versa
  5. Historians can compare works of art by the same artist in order to...
    Artists often change their style a great deal over a lifetime as they try new techniques and media
  6. Very early art was created by cavemen. Often, they would...
    Simple cave art has been found in many countries around the world
  7. Many artists throughout history have been famous for their landscape painting. Landscapes are...
    A landscape can be colour or black and white, in any media and does not need to contain people
  8. Art history is important because:
    Art can tell us a great deal about how the world around us has changed throughout history
  9. Ancient Egyptian artists were usually employed to decorate the walls of tombs or pyramids. They did this by...
    The pictures and symbols are called hieroglyphs and they all have a certain meaning
  10. Some ancient churches are decorated with beautiful artwork. Which of the following would you not expect to see in a church?
    Artwork found in churches can tell historians a lot about how worship and faith has changed over time

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