Buildings in the United Kingdom 1
The Tower of London is where the Crown Jewels are kept.

Buildings in the United Kingdom 1

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 historical buildings in the United Kingdom and their importance.

There are many historical buildings in our country, the United Kingdom, but what is their importance? Buildings serve all sorts of purposes, from homes to businesses, for politicians or royalty. They can often offer glimpses of how life was at the time they were built. Young children may enjoy finding out more about the importance of historical buildings in the countries which make up the United Kingdom and the reasons they were built. This is the first of two quizzes on the subject.

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  1. St. Paul's Cathedral is a famous historical building in London. Why did it have to be rebuilt?
    It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1669
  2. Buckingham palace started out as a town house built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703. How many rooms does it have?
    The palace has a chapel, a post office, a swimming pool, a cafeteria, a doctor’s surgery and a cinema!
  3. The Scottish National Gallery opened to the public in 1859. Which city is it in?
    The museum houses many works, including ones by Monet and Van Gogh
  4. The Gothic Abbey in Whitby, North Yorkshire, was made famous by which book?
    Dracula came ashore as a creature resembling a large dog and proceeded to climb the 199 steps which lead up to the ruins
  5. The Tower of London was once a royal palace. How many executions have happened there?
    There are no executions today - it houses royal jewel collections instead!
  6. An ancient hill fort in Somerset sounds like the home of chocolate! What is it called?
    It was built in the Iron Age but has been used by many different civilisations over the centuries
  7. Lindisfarne monastery was the first British monastery to what?
    The attack on the monastery is often taken to be the beginning of the Viking age
  8. Tintagel Castle, in Cornwall, is an ancient castle associated with which legend?
    Tintagel is one of the most visited places in the country
  9. A 1st Century castle in Wales sounds like a very warm place to be. What is it called?
    The castle has seen many battles and been damaged many times
  10. A Saxon Palace, in Somerset, sounds like you'd have to be crackers to visit! Why?
    Cheddar gave its name to the cheese we all eat today
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