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British Inventors
Percy Shaw invented cats' eyes for the roads after he was inspired by a pair of real cat's eyes which reflected his car's headlights.

British Inventors

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 significant people in history is a key part of the KS1 history curriculum. Children must understand how the creations, inventions and discoveries of significant inventors through history have shaped and influenced the lives and homes of people today.

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1.
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. His first version was called...
Ask And Understand Most Things
Enquire Within Upon Everything
Query All Things Always
Challenge All The Answers
The WWW was first used in 1990 and is used in most homes today
2.
John Venn invented a visual device used in mathematics. What was it?
The John Graph
The Venn Diagram
The John Chart
The Venn Axis
The diagram is a visual way to represent sets, and their unions and intersections
3.
Stephen Perry invented a little thing we all have in our homes. What was it?
The drawing pin
The staple
The paper clip
The elastic band
Perry invented the rubber band to hold papers or envelopes together
4.
Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt invented Radar in 1935. What does RADAR stand for?
Reminding Army Duty And Rifles
Ranging And Delivering Any Radios
RAdio Detection And Ranging
Red And Dark Always Runs
Radar was invented to track storms and keep aircraft safe
5.
John Montagu invented something most of us have eaten in our lifetime. What was it?
The chocolate bar
The sandwich
The banana
The yoghurt
John was the Earl of Sandwich. One day, he was too busy to have a formal meal, and instructed his cook to pack his meat inside the bread to save him time - and the sandwich was invented!
6.
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. This is why we sometimes say...
Alexander is calling
I'm calling Graham
Pick up the Alex
Give me a bell
Another man, Thomas Watson, helped Bell with his invention. They had the very first telephone conversation!
7.
William Caxton invented the printing press. The first English printed book was all about...
How to train dogs
The history of the city of Troy
The discovery of America
The development car racing
The book sold recently for hundreds of thousands of pounds
8.
Edwin Beard Budding developed something for gardeners in 1830. What was it?
The lawn mower
The seed packet
The hosepipe
The spade
The reel mower was a set of blades set in a cylinder on two wheels. When you push the lawn mower, the cylinder rotates, and the blades cut the grass
9.
John Logie Baird invented something most of us have in our living rooms. What is it?
The carpet
The armchair
The television
The window
Televised moving images first appeared in 1926, but they were very blurry!
10.
Percy Shaw invented a road safety device after he saw a cat at the side of the road. What was it?
The reflective cats' eyes in the centre of the road
The traffic light
The white line
The road sign
The light from his headlights shone and was reflected by the cat's eyes, saving him from driving off the edge of the road
Author:  Angela Smith

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