Texts in History 2
The author, Charles Dickens, is credited with saving Christmas.

Texts in 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 important historical texts affecting the world today.

So many important texts have been written or produced through the centuries. Many of them have had a significant impact on events in history and are still affecting the world today. From the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence, from Shakespeare to the treaty of Versailles, we would not be where we are today without these important historical texts. This is the second of two quizzes looking at texts of the past which are still affecting the world today.

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  1. One series of books by J. K. Rowling has had a huge impact on readers, both young and old. What were the books about?
    The books still sell in their thousands around the world and have had films made of them
  2. On February 24th, 1582, Pope Gregory XIII wrote something which we still use today. What was it?
    It is known as the Gregorian calendar. It adapted the Julian Calendar - which had 10 extra days floating around!
  3. The term 'Big Brother' was first used in a story by George Orwell. What was it called?
    The book is about the state spying on the people and was set in the future when it was written in 1948
  4. The Declaration of Independence, written in 1776, saw the beginning of the forming of which country?
    The first states rebelled and declared that they were no longer part of the British Empire
  5. A 14th century collection of stories by Chaucer is one of the most popular works ever known. What is it called?
    The stories bring the characters to life and are studied all over the world
  6. Signed in the French Palace on June 28th, 1919, what was the Treaty of Versailles supposed to stop?
    It was signed after the First World War but unfortunately didn't stop the Second World War from starting 20 years later
  7. What does the American Bill of Rights do?
    The rights granted to all Americans are powerful and sometimes controversial
  8. One man's writing is credited with saving Christmas. Who was he?
    The traditions of Christmas were fading when Dickens wrote 'A Christmas Carol'
  9. Shakespeare wrote many plays which had a lot of influence. What else did he do?
    Words like 'fashionable' and 'softhearted' first appeared in his plays and writings
  10. Charles Darwin was a scientist who explained his ideas in a book. What was it called?
    The basic idea behind his theory of evolution is that all the different species have evolved from simple life forms

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