Buildings in the United Kingdom 2
The Outlook Tower, in Edinburgh, is home to a collection of optical illusions.

Buildings in the United Kingdom 2

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 second of two quizzes on the subject.

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  1. The Palace of Westminster sits next to the river Thames in London. What is it also known as?
    It is where politicians meet and work to run the country
  2. A Roman wall runs across three counties in the north of England. It is known as what?
    The wall was built to keep the Scots out of the Roman Empire
  3. The Old Royal Naval College sits where the Palace of Placentia used to be. The Palace was home to which infamous monarch?
    The palace was also known as Greenwich palace and was demolished in the 17th century
  4. The 4th Earl of Dunmore did something strange to his summer house in 1777. What was it?
    He was so impressed with the pineapple during his travels, he decided to make a reminder!
  5. There are public baths, in Bath, which have naturally heated water. Who built them?
    The baths attract more than a million visitors every year
  6. A castle in Northern Ireland, called Dunluce Castle, looks in great danger. Why?
    The castle is said to have been an inspiration to the author C.S Lewis
  7. Greensted Church in Essex is famous for being what?
    It was built in the 7th century and is also known as St. Andrew's Church
  8. The Outlook Tower in Edinburgh was once an exhibition and science centre. Now it houses what?
    There are six floors of attractions and it is the oldest purpose built attraction in the city
  9. Durham Cathedral is a great example of Norman architecture. Which films did it feature in?
    Some parts of the cathedral were added by computer to turn it into Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
  10. What is the tallest building in Britain?
    It is 306 metres (1,004 ft) tall

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