Inventions which Changed History 2
The zip was invented in 1893.

Inventions which Changed History 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 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 second of two quizzes looking at finds and inventions which have done just that.

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  1. Norman Woodland's invention has changed the way the world shops. What did he invent?
    Woodland thought of the idea after remembering his boy scout training in Morse Code
  2. Dozens of scientists tried to refine a design for refrigeration, including one very famous name. Who was it?
    Before the fridge, food would go off very quickly
  3. Where was paper invented?
    Earlier materials used instead of paper included papyrus, parchment and palm leaves
  4. The compass was invented by the Chinese between the 9th and 11th Century. Before its introduction, how did ships navigate?
    Compasses were originally made from lodestone, which is naturally magnetic
  5. In 1968, Spencer Silver invented a not-so-sticky glue. What was that glue used for eventually?
    The glue made it possible to stick and then remove the note without damage
  6. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, invented something we nearly all use. What was it?
    He wrote his proposal on the 12th of March, 1989 and the web has been growing ever since
  7. John Shepherd Barron invented the cash machine in 1967. Which was the first bank to have one?
    The machine's formal name is the Automated Teller Machine, or ATM
  8. In 1893, Whitcomb Judson invented a fastening device which people all over the world use every day. What was it?
    42 years earlier Elias Howe developed something similar but it didn't work very well
  9. An American chef, George Crum, was trying to make French Fries for a complaining customer in 1853. What did he supposedly invent?
    Crisps were already known in the UK. They appear in a cookbook written in 1822
  10. In 1928, Alexander Flemming discovered penicillin. How is it used?
    Penicillin fights a great many infections in humans, without causing harm

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