KS1 History Quiz - British Saints (Questions)

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, understanding significant people from history and stories from different historical periods.

As KS1 children develop their understanding of different historical periods, data and key figures, they may learn about certain significant figures from myths, stories, legends or other key historical tales. They will look at stories from different periods, like Ancient Greece and Medieval Britain, and learn about characters from myth and legend. Learning about saints may link in with work on Religious Education, or arise as a teaching point if it happens to be one of the saints' days.

1. What is a saint?
[ ] A geometric shape
[ ] A very bad person who does awful things to others
[ ] A person acknowledged as holy or virtuous by the Christian faith
[ ] A type of flower
2. Who is the patron saint of England?
[ ] St. George
[ ] St. Geoff
[ ] St. Godfrey
[ ] St, Gilbert
3. What was St. George said to have done?
[ ] Flown to battle on an eagle
[ ] Built a fortress for a king
[ ] Captured the moon for a queen
[ ] Slayed a dragon and rescued a village
4. The story of St. George could be described as...
[ ] A biography
[ ] A legend
[ ] A recount
[ ] An instruction
5. The patron saint of Scotland is...
[ ] St. Ainsley
[ ] St. Aaron
[ ] St. Angus
[ ] St. Andrew
6. Who was Andrew?
[ ] One of the twelve apostles of Jesus
[ ] One of the people who discovered Scotland
[ ] The man who invented flags
[ ] One of the first men on the moon
7. Who is the patron saint of Ireland?
[ ] St. Peter
[ ] St. Patrick
[ ] St. Paul
[ ] St. Percy
8. What was St Patrick said to have done?
[ ] Brought the first sheep to Ireland
[ ] Invented shamrocks
[ ] Invented the colour green
[ ] Driven all the snakes out of Ireland
9. Who is the patron saint of Wales?
[ ] St. Douglas
[ ] St. David
[ ] St. Dominic
[ ] St. Daniel
10. What are traditionally worn to commemorate St. David's Day?
[ ] Leeks or daffodils
[ ] Onions or daisies
[ ] Celery or roses
[ ] Asparagus or tulips
KS1 History Quiz - British Saints (Answers)
1. What is a saint?
[ ] A geometric shape
[ ] A very bad person who does awful things to others
[x] A person acknowledged as holy or virtuous by the Christian faith
[ ] A type of flower
A saint is formally recognised by the church as having lived an exceptional faith-based life
2. Who is the patron saint of England?
[x] St. George
[ ] St. Geoff
[ ] St. Godfrey
[ ] St, Gilbert
St. George's Day is the 23rd of April, but is not a national holiday
3. What was St. George said to have done?
[ ] Flown to battle on an eagle
[ ] Built a fortress for a king
[ ] Captured the moon for a queen
[x] Slayed a dragon and rescued a village
It's unlikely that this ever really happened
4. The story of St. George could be described as...
[ ] A biography
[x] A legend
[ ] A recount
[ ] An instruction
Legends are traditional stories which sometimes get confused for historical fact
5. The patron saint of Scotland is...
[ ] St. Ainsley
[ ] St. Aaron
[ ] St. Angus
[x] St. Andrew
St. Andrew's Day is the 30th of November and is an official holiday in Scotland
6. Who was Andrew?
[x] One of the twelve apostles of Jesus
[ ] One of the people who discovered Scotland
[ ] The man who invented flags
[ ] One of the first men on the moon
St. Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece and Russia
7. Who is the patron saint of Ireland?
[ ] St. Peter
[x] St. Patrick
[ ] St. Paul
[ ] St. Percy
St. Patrick's Day is the 17th of March and is a public holiday in Ireland
8. What was St Patrick said to have done?
[ ] Brought the first sheep to Ireland
[ ] Invented shamrocks
[ ] Invented the colour green
[x] Driven all the snakes out of Ireland
It's more likely that there were no snakes in Ireland to begin with
9. Who is the patron saint of Wales?
[ ] St. Douglas
[x] St. David
[ ] St. Dominic
[ ] St. Daniel
St. David's Day is celebrated on the 1st of March, but is not a public holiday in Wales
10. What are traditionally worn to commemorate St. David's Day?
[x] Leeks or daffodils
[ ] Onions or daisies
[ ] Celery or roses
[ ] Asparagus or tulips
On St. David's Day some children in Wales dress in their national costume, which consists of a tall black hat, a white frilled cap and a long dress