Entertainment through History 1
Father Christmas was the subject of the very first theme park.

Entertainment through History 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 inventions, developments and changes through history.

Children in KS1 will look at some of the changes that have occurred due to inventions and developments over time. One area where inventions, developments and changes can be clearly seen is the entertainment world. The way we entertain ourselves today is very different to how our ancestors amused themselves. Without electricity, circuit boards or the internet, leisure time in the past was spent very differently to the way it is today!

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  1. Sport has always been popular entertainment. Which sporting tournament has been around the longest?
    The Olympics have been around in one form or another sine the times of Ancient Greece
  2. Centuries ago, many people could not read. How were stories shared from generation to generation?
    People passed on values, traditions and legends in this way - the details often changed as they were passed down!
  3. When Shakespeare was alive, many people watched comedies, dramas and romance. Where did they do this?
    Going to the theatre was a very popular pastime in those days
  4. The painting 'Children's Games,' by Bruegel in 1560, shows children doing things modern children still do today. What are they doing?
    The children are also shown blowing soap bubbles and piggyback riding!
  5. An ancient children's game involves a blindfold and a game of tag. What is it called?
    The traditional name of the game is "blind man's buff". The word buff is an old word meaning push
  6. In the late 19th century, a type of entertainment was developed which is still very popular today. What was it?
    The French Lumière brothers were the first to send cameramen throughout the world to film everything they saw
  7. Courts and palaces often held banquets as entertainment. Who might have been hired to entertain the lords and ladies?
    The banquets could sometimes last for days!
  8. The oldest known board game is called...
    Senet was played in Ancient Egypt and enjoyed by the pharaoh Tutankhamun
  9. A very cheap form of entertainment in the past was quite gruesome. What was it?
    Whole families would often spend the day at the gallows - it was seen as a family day out!
  10. Who was the subject of the very first theme park?
    Santa Claus Land, in Santa Claus, Indiana, opened in 1946

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