KS1 History Quiz - Buildings in the United Kingdom 1 (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 buildings in the United Kingdom and their importance.

There are many historical buildings in our country, the United Kingdom, but what is their importance? Buildings serve all sorts of purposes, from homes to businesses, for politicians or royalty. They can often offer glimpses of how life was at the time they were built. Young children may enjoy finding out more about the importance of historical buildings in the countries which make up the United Kingdom and the reasons they were built. This is the first of two quizzes on the subject.

1. An ancient hill fort in Somerset sounds like the home of chocolate! What is it called?
[ ] Cadbury Castle
[ ] Lindt Tower
[ ] The Milky Way
[ ] Mars Barn
2. A Saxon palace, in Somerset, sounds like you'd have to be crackers to visit! Why?
[ ] It's a very strange place
[ ] It's called Cheddar Palace
[ ] It's full of biscuits
[ ] It's near a cheese factory
3. Tintagel Castle, in Cornwall, is an ancient castle associated with which legend?
[ ] St. George and the dragon
[ ] King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
[ ] Robin Hood and his Merry Men
[ ] The Loch Ness Monster
4. Lindisfarne monastery was the first British monastery to what?
[ ] The first monastery to have Wi-Fi
[ ] The first monastery to breed elephants
[ ] The first monastery the Vikings raided
[ ] The first monastery to be converted into a cinema
5. A 1st Century castle in Wales sounds like a very warm place to be. What is it called?
[ ] Fever Fortress
[ ] Balaclava Battlement
[ ] Scarf Settlement
[ ] Cardigan Castle
6. The Gothic Abbey in Whitby, North Yorkshire, was made famous by which book?
[ ] Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit
[ ] J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter
[ ] C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
[ ] Bram Stoker's Dracula
7. The Tower of London was once a royal palace. How many executions have happened there?
[ ] 22 executions
[ ] 400 executions
[ ] 1 execution
[ ] 1000 executions
8. St. Paul's Cathedral is a famous historical building in London. Why did it have to be rebuilt?
[ ] The original design wasn't very good
[ ] It was destroyed in the Great Fire of London
[ ] People kept stealing parts of it to take home
[ ] It had to be extended to fit more visitors in
9. The Scottish National Gallery opened to the public in 1859. Which city is it in?
[ ] Edinburgh
[ ] Glasgow
[ ] Dundee
[ ] Aberdeen
10. Buckingham Palace started out as a town house built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703. How many rooms does it have?
[ ] Less than 20
[ ] Just under 800
[ ] More than 1000
[ ] Exactly 47
KS1 History Quiz - Buildings in the United Kingdom 1 (Answers)
1. An ancient hill fort in Somerset sounds like the home of chocolate! What is it called?
[x] Cadbury Castle
[ ] Lindt Tower
[ ] The Milky Way
[ ] Mars Barn
It was built in the Iron Age but has been used by many different civilisations over the centuries
2. A Saxon palace, in Somerset, sounds like you'd have to be crackers to visit! Why?
[ ] It's a very strange place
[x] It's called Cheddar Palace
[ ] It's full of biscuits
[ ] It's near a cheese factory
Cheddar gave its name to the cheese we all eat today
3. Tintagel Castle, in Cornwall, is an ancient castle associated with which legend?
[ ] St. George and the dragon
[x] King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
[ ] Robin Hood and his Merry Men
[ ] The Loch Ness Monster
Tintagel is one of the most visited places in the country
4. Lindisfarne monastery was the first British monastery to what?
[ ] The first monastery to have Wi-Fi
[ ] The first monastery to breed elephants
[x] The first monastery the Vikings raided
[ ] The first monastery to be converted into a cinema
The attack on the monastery is often taken to be the beginning of the Viking age
5. A 1st Century castle in Wales sounds like a very warm place to be. What is it called?
[ ] Fever Fortress
[ ] Balaclava Battlement
[ ] Scarf Settlement
[x] Cardigan Castle
The castle has seen many battles and been damaged many times
6. The Gothic Abbey in Whitby, North Yorkshire, was made famous by which book?
[ ] Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit
[ ] J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter
[ ] C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
[x] Bram Stoker's Dracula
Dracula came ashore as a creature resembling a large dog and proceeded to climb the 199 steps which lead up to the ruins
7. The Tower of London was once a royal palace. How many executions have happened there?
[x] 22 executions
[ ] 400 executions
[ ] 1 execution
[ ] 1000 executions
There are no executions today - it houses royal jewel collections instead!
8. St. Paul's Cathedral is a famous historical building in London. Why did it have to be rebuilt?
[ ] The original design wasn't very good
[x] It was destroyed in the Great Fire of London
[ ] People kept stealing parts of it to take home
[ ] It had to be extended to fit more visitors in
It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1669
9. The Scottish National Gallery opened to the public in 1859. Which city is it in?
[x] Edinburgh
[ ] Glasgow
[ ] Dundee
[ ] Aberdeen
The museum houses many works, including ones by Monet and Van Gogh
10. Buckingham Palace started out as a town house built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703. How many rooms does it have?
[ ] Less than 20
[x] Just under 800
[ ] More than 1000
[ ] Exactly 47
The palace has a chapel, a post office, a swimming pool, a cafeteria, a doctor’s surgery and a cinema!