KS1 History Quiz - Buildings in the United Kingdom 2 (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 second of two quizzes on the subject.

1. Greensted Church in Essex is famous for being what?
[ ] The oldest wooden church in the world
[ ] The smallest church ever built
[ ] The church destroyed the most times
[ ] The prettiest church in England
2. What is the tallest building in Britain?
[ ] Blackpool Tower
[ ] York Minster
[ ] The Shard, London
[ ] Edinburgh Castle
3. The Palace of Westminster sits next to the river Thames in London. What is it also known as?
[ ] Buckingham Palace
[ ] Covent Garden
[ ] The Houses of Parliament
[ ] The London Eye
4. The Old Royal Naval College sits where the Palace of Placentia used to be. The Palace was home to which infamous monarch?
[ ] Richard III
[ ] Elizabeth II
[ ] George VI
[ ] Henry VIII
5. The 4th Earl of Dunmore did something strange to his summer house in 1777. What was it?
[ ] Built a strawberry-shaped bathroom
[ ] Laid a banana-shaped garden
[ ] Gave it a pineapple-shaped roof
[ ] Filled its rooms full of grapes
6. A Roman wall runs across three counties in the north of England. It is known as what?
[ ] Hadrian's Wall
[ ] Adrian's Wall
[ ] Hadley's Wall
[ ] Benjamin's Wall
7. The Outlook Tower in Edinburgh was once an exhibition and science centre. Now it houses what?
[ ] A small zoo
[ ] A wool shop
[ ] A bakery
[ ] Optical Illusions
8. A castle in Northern Ireland, called Dunluce Castle, looks in great danger. Why?
[ ] It has started to fall down
[ ] People keep stealing bricks
[ ] It is under attack from birds
[ ] It is clinging on a cliff edge
9. Durham Cathedral is a great example of Norman architecture. Which films did it feature in?
[ ] The Chronicles of Narnia
[ ] The Lord of the Rings
[ ] How to Train Your Dragon
[ ] Harry Potter
10. There are public baths, in Bath, which have naturally heated water. Who built them?
[ ] The Vikings
[ ] The Normans
[ ] The Romans
[ ] The Saxons
KS1 History Quiz - Buildings in the United Kingdom 2 (Answers)
1. Greensted Church in Essex is famous for being what?
[x] The oldest wooden church in the world
[ ] The smallest church ever built
[ ] The church destroyed the most times
[ ] The prettiest church in England
It was built in the 7th century and is also known as St. Andrew's Church
2. What is the tallest building in Britain?
[ ] Blackpool Tower
[ ] York Minster
[x] The Shard, London
[ ] Edinburgh Castle
It is 306 metres (1,004 ft) tall
3. The Palace of Westminster sits next to the river Thames in London. What is it also known as?
[ ] Buckingham Palace
[ ] Covent Garden
[x] The Houses of Parliament
[ ] The London Eye
It is where politicians meet and work to run the country
4. The Old Royal Naval College sits where the Palace of Placentia used to be. The Palace was home to which infamous monarch?
[ ] Richard III
[ ] Elizabeth II
[ ] George VI
[x] Henry VIII
The palace was also known as Greenwich palace and was demolished in the 17th century
5. The 4th Earl of Dunmore did something strange to his summer house in 1777. What was it?
[ ] Built a strawberry-shaped bathroom
[ ] Laid a banana-shaped garden
[x] Gave it a pineapple-shaped roof
[ ] Filled its rooms full of grapes
He was so impressed with the pineapple during his travels, he decided to make a reminder!
6. A Roman wall runs across three counties in the north of England. It is known as what?
[x] Hadrian's Wall
[ ] Adrian's Wall
[ ] Hadley's Wall
[ ] Benjamin's Wall
The wall was built to keep the Scots out of the Roman Empire
7. The Outlook Tower in Edinburgh was once an exhibition and science centre. Now it houses what?
[ ] A small zoo
[ ] A wool shop
[ ] A bakery
[x] Optical Illusions
There are six floors of attractions and it is the oldest purpose built attraction in the city
8. A castle in Northern Ireland, called Dunluce Castle, looks in great danger. Why?
[ ] It has started to fall down
[ ] People keep stealing bricks
[ ] It is under attack from birds
[x] It is clinging on a cliff edge
The castle is said to have been an inspiration to the author C.S Lewis
9. Durham Cathedral is a great example of Norman architecture. Which films did it feature in?
[ ] The Chronicles of Narnia
[ ] The Lord of the Rings
[ ] How to Train Your Dragon
[x] Harry Potter
Some parts of the cathedral were added by computer to turn it into Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
10. There are public baths, in Bath, which have naturally heated water. Who built them?
[ ] The Vikings
[ ] The Normans
[x] The Romans
[ ] The Saxons
The baths attract more than a million visitors every year