World Leaders 1
Cleopatra liked to bathe in milk - she thought it was good for her skin!

World Leaders 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 historical figures and understanding the lives and achievements of significant people in history, in particular, world leaders.

Studying the lives and achievements of historical figures is a key part of the KS1 history curriculum. Children must understand how the achievements of yesterday's leading historical figures have changed and influenced our lives today. This is one of three quizzes looking at historical world leaders.

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  1. Benazir Bhutto was the first female prime minister of which country?
    She opened the door for female politicians in Pakistan, but there hasn't yet been another female prime minister there
  2. Cleopatra was an Egyptian Queen from 51 BC - 30 BC. Who was her famous boyfriend?
    Cleopatra liked to bathe in milk as she believed it was good for her skin!
  3. Julius Caesar was a famous Roman leader who fought many battles. Who wrote a play about him?
    Caesar was murdered by other politicians who feared he had too much power
  4. Abraham Lincoln was one of the most powerful Presidents that America has ever witnessed. What was his nickname?
    One of his famous phrases was, 'I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and mean to do so until the end'
  5. Edward III's son, also Edward, was a great military leader known by what name?
    One of his most notable victories was against the French in the Hundred Years War
  6. Davy Crockett was a political leader in America in the late 18th and early 19th century. What was his nickname?
    There have been countless films, plays and TV dramas made about his life
  7. Robert the Bruce was King of the Scots in the 13th century. Which creature once inspired him?
    Robert watched the spider trying to climb up a cave wall. The spider kept failing, yet didn't give up
  8. Winston Churchill was a great leader and prime minister during which war?
    He was noted for his cigar smoking and stirring speeches to the people
  9. Arthur Wellesley was a famous military leader in the 19th century. What was his title?
    He was known for his excellent planning and strategies - some of them are still taught today
  10. Catherine II was Empress of Russia for more than 30 years. She was known as Catherine the what?
    Catherine brought great wealth and many positive changes to her country

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