People Who Changed History 2
Charles Darwin proposed that humans evolved from apes.

People Who 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 historical figures and understanding the lives and achievements of significant people in history.

Studying the lives and achievements of historical figures is a key part of the KS1 history curriculum. Children must develop an understanding of how the achievements of yesterday's pioneering historical figures have changed and influenced our lives today. This is the second of three quizzes looking at people who have changed the world.

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  1. William Shakespeare was a great writer whose plays and poems are still studied today. How many plays did he write?
    Some people think it was 37 or 38 - there is still a debate about this number!
  2. Confucius was a wise Chinese philosopher. What is philosophy?
    Some of his wise thoughts and teachings are still studied today
  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had a huge influence on music. How many pieces did he write?
    Many of his works are popular and well-loved, such as Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  4. Nelson Mandela was a politician who spent 20 years in prison for what?
    Apartheid was the system which separated black and white people in South Africa
  5. Guru Nanak was a spiritual man from India. Which religion did he found?
    He taught followers to concentrate on becoming selfless
  6. Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun who spent her whole life doing what?
    She spent many years in India and was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  7. Charles Darwin was a scientist who had a controversial idea. What was it?
    His idea caused a lot of arguments but is now accepted as the truth
  8. Walt Disney is famous for creating an empire of film studios and theme parks. What was the very first full length Disney film?
    The film was released in 1937 and was a huge hit with children and adults alike!
  9. Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian politician who protested in a particular way. What was it?
    This was called pacifism. Gandhi is now remembered in India as 'The Father of the Nation'
  10. Rosa Parks campaigned for civil rights. What action made her famous?
    In 1950s America, black people had to give up their seats to white people. Rosa refused and changed history forever

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