World Leaders 2
Ho Chi Minh was a leader who had a city named after him.

World Leaders 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, 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 the second of three quizzes looking at world leaders of the past.

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  1. King Alfred the Great hid in a cottage when he was hiding from who?
    On the run from the Vikings, Alfred hid in a peasant woman's house and let her cakes burn whilst he thought about all his problems!
  2. Attila the Hun was a fearsome warrior and leader but how did he die?
    He left no strong successor and the fearsome Huns soon disappeared
  3. Che Guevara was a revolutionary leader of which country?
    Che was also a doctor and cared a great deal about looking after his people
  4. Mikhail Gorbachev was the last General Secretary of the Soviet Union. What did he help to end?
    The Cold War was the tense relationship between the United States (and its allies) and the Soviet Union (and its allies)
  5. Charles De Gaulle was a French leader and general during the Second World War. What transport centre is named after him?
    The Charles De Gaulle airport is in Paris and is France's largest international airport
  6. Ho Chi Minh was a great Vietnamese leader in the early 20th century. What has been named after him?
    The city is also known as Saigon and has some amazing buildings
  7. Henry VIII is famous for his six wives. But who did he famously fall out with?
    When Henry didn't get his own way he set up his own church, the Church of England, and put himself in charge of it!
  8. Queen Elizabeth the first was a great leader. Her forces defeated a fleet of ships from which country?
    The fleet was called the Spanish Armada
  9. Benjamin Franklin helped to lead the American fight for independence. What did his father make for a living?
    Benjamin helped to write an important document called The Declaration of Independence
  10. James Keir Hardie was the first leader of which political party?
    He had very poor and humble beginnings but went on to be a great political leader

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