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Entertainment through History 2
The Rubik's Cube was all the rage in the 1980s!

Entertainment through History 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 inventions, developments and changes through time.

Children in KS1 will look at some of the changes that have occurred due to inventions and developments through time. One area where inventions and developments can be clearly seen is the entertainment world. Modern methods of entertainment are very different now to how they used to be. Some games and devices have developed over time and can be traced back through the centuries but are still popular today!

In the 1920s, John Logie Baird invented something found in most people's homes today. What was it?
The microwave
The CD player
The television
Early images were very fuzzy and in black and white!
In 1966, a new toy aimed at boys was launched. It is still popular today. What was it called?
Action Man
Action Man was the UK version of the American doll, G.I. Joe. It was an instant hit
A certain event in June 1953 pushed television's popularity ahead of radio for the first time. What was the event?
Man landing on the moon
Queen Elizabeth II's coronation
The first televised snooker tournament
The news
Many more people watched the coronation on brand new television sets than listened to it on 'the wireless'
In 1979, music became more portable with the invention of what?
The Skipman
The Runningman
The Walkman
The Jogman
Cassettes could be played whilst on the move, and listened to through headphones
In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee invented something most of us are entertained by every day. What was it?
The television
The MP3 player
The radio
The World Wide Web
The web was first available to the public in 1991 and by 1996, 10 million people were using it!
A popular soap opera, still around today, began in 1960. What is it called?
Coronation Street
The show has been going for more than 50 years!
An entertaining and frustrating colourful toy came into the shops in the 1980s. What was it called?
The Rubik's Cube
The Roderick's Sphere
The Roger's Prism
The Ruby's Pyramid
It was named after its inventor, Ernõ Rubik
In the 1990s, an entertaining game of chance engaged the nation. What was it called?
Horse Racing
15 to 1
The Cube
The National Lottery
Lots of people have played the lottery - some people have won millions of pounds
Which three bands were big in the 1990s?
Abba, The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple
The Beatles, The Kinks, The Shadows
The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Everly Brothers
Oasis, Blur, Pulp
Lots of bands in the 50s, 60s and 70s had 'The' at the beginning of their name
At the beginning of the 1970s, computers were beginning to develop. What was first sent in 1972?
A text message
An email
A scanned image
A digital photgraph
Early computers were huge and very slow, nothing like the modern ones we enjoy using today
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Changes through time

Author:  Angela Smith

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