Travel - Past and Present
When cars were first invented a man had to walk in front of them waving a flag to warn people one was coming!

Travel - Past and Present

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with developing an understanding of differences between the past and the present.

One way for children to get an understanding of the differences between the past and the present is to look at travel. From travelling by foot to the latest super cars, the way we travel has changed a lot. Advances in technology have helped us arrive faster and in comfort and have also made international travel affordable for most people. When they have an understanding of how our ancestors had to get around, young people may appreciate modern transport a little bit more!

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  1. When early motor cars took to the roads, what sometimes happened?
    The cars were so rare, someone had to warn other road users one was coming!
  2. The double-deck A380 is the largest commercial aircraft to date. How many people can it carry?
    The plane is enormous and requires a lot of staff and fuel
  3. What first became available to hire in London in 1605?
    These were the very first taxis!
  4. By the 18th Century, most wealthy people travelled in what?
    Coaches had glass windows and comfortable seating for those inside
  5. The first passenger rail line was built between Stockton and which other town?
    The line was built for coal trains but it soon made profit by transporting people too
  6. In 1878, Karl Benz invented the first real engine-powered what?
    His wife, Bertha, took the world's first road trip to prove it worked!
  7. 1961 saw a first in transport. What was it?
    The name of the Russian astronaut on board was Yuri Gagarin
  8. In the middle ages, most roads were just tracks. How did most people get around?
    If you couldn't afford to own a horse, you walked
  9. In 1804, Richard Trevithick built the first steam powered what?
    He built it to win a bet!
  10. The Hennessey Venom GT is a super car noted for doing what?
    It reached speeds of just over 270 miles per hour

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