Inventions which Changed History 1
The telephone and the television were both invented by Scotsmen.

Inventions which Changed 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 significant finds or inventions that have changed the world.

Man has been an inventor since he discovered uses for fire and the wheel. Some inventions have been so significant that they have altered the course of history and changed the world we live in today. This is the first of two quizzes looking at finds and inventions which have done just that.

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  1. The camera was first designed by Joseph N. Niépce. It was called the camera _______.
    It was a simple design with two boxes and a screen
  2. How long ago was the first known wheel invented?
    The first wheels were used by weavers and potters, not on vehicles!
  3. Two brothers are credited with inventing the modern aeroplane. What was their surname?
    The brothers started off with a bicycle repair shop!
  4. In 1450, Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. What was the first thing ever printed?
    The bible was appropriately called the Gutenberg Bible!
  5. Alexander Graham Bell said, 'Come here Watson. I want you' on the first working what?
    The telephone has been around since 1876
  6. The first desktop computer went on sale in 1974. Not long afterwards, Stephen Wozniack and Steven Jobs started which business?
    They built the first Apple computer in Steve Jobs' parents' garage!
  7. The radio was a huge step in communication. It was invented in which year?
    The inventor was Nicola Tesla, a Serbian scientist
  8. Thomas Edison conducted thousands of experiments in order to invent what?
    Scientists had tried and failed in the past but Edison's carbon filament was the better than the rest
  9. Who demonstrated the first public television?
    Strangely enough, colour televisions were patented before black and white televisions were even fully functional
  10. James Watt invented a type of engine which changed factory production and transport. What powered it?
    The engine was quite basic but was the inspiration for how engines are made today

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