KS1 History Quiz - Family History (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 understanding personal and family history.

As KS1 children develop their understanding of what history means, they begin understanding their own personal history, how things have changed in their own lifetimes and the relationships between the different generations of their family. They can visualise their own personal timeline and draw sensible conclusions based on what they know.

1. Your mother and father are also known as your...
[ ] children
[ ] siblings
[ ] parents
[ ] grandparents
2. Your parents' mothers and fathers are known as your...
[ ] siblings
[ ] children
[ ] cousins
[ ] grandparents
3. Your grandparents' parents are your...
[ ] great-grandparents
[ ] uncles and aunties
[ ] nephews and nieces
[ ] brothers and sisters
4. Every day since the day you were born, you have been...
[ ] walking and talking
[ ] growing and developing
[ ] driving a car
[ ] working full time
5. One of your earliest skills may have been...
[ ] learning to skydive
[ ] learning to ski
[ ] learning to drive
[ ] learning to speak
6. Order these events as they happen in most people's lives:

Starting school, retirement, learning to walk, getting married.
[ ] Retirement, starting school, learning to walk, getting married
[ ] Learning to walk, starting school, getting married, retirement
[ ] Starting school, retirement, learning to walk, getting married
[ ] Getting married, learning to walk, starting school, retirement
7. If you have children, and they have children, you will become...
[ ] a sibling
[ ] a cousin
[ ] an auntie or uncle
[ ] a grandparent
8. Generations of our family going back through history are known as our...
[ ] ancestors
[ ] descendents
[ ] friends
[ ] historians
9. When we plot out all our relations and generations of ancestors, we can draw our...
[ ] family bush
[ ] family tree
[ ] family shrub
[ ] family flower
10. If you wrote out all the things which had happened in your life so far, you could organise them on a...
[ ] time piece
[ ] time travel
[ ] timeline
[ ] time lord
KS1 History Quiz - Family History (Answers)
1. Your mother and father are also known as your...
[ ] children
[ ] siblings
[x] parents
[ ] grandparents
Your parents are the generation before you
2. Your parents' mothers and fathers are known as your...
[ ] siblings
[ ] children
[ ] cousins
[x] grandparents
Your grandparents are two generations before you
3. Your grandparents' parents are your...
[x] great-grandparents
[ ] uncles and aunties
[ ] nephews and nieces
[ ] brothers and sisters
Your great-grandparents are three generations before you
4. Every day since the day you were born, you have been...
[ ] walking and talking
[x] growing and developing
[ ] driving a car
[ ] working full time
Everyone changes a tiny bit each day!
5. One of your earliest skills may have been...
[ ] learning to skydive
[ ] learning to ski
[ ] learning to drive
[x] learning to speak
Most babies begin to babble and chatter at a very young age
6. Order these events as they happen in most people's lives:

Starting school, retirement, learning to walk, getting married.
[ ] Retirement, starting school, learning to walk, getting married
[x] Learning to walk, starting school, getting married, retirement
[ ] Starting school, retirement, learning to walk, getting married
[ ] Getting married, learning to walk, starting school, retirement
You will enjoy many new and different events in your life
7. If you have children, and they have children, you will become...
[ ] a sibling
[ ] a cousin
[ ] an auntie or uncle
[x] a grandparent
If your grandchildren have children, you will be a great grandparent!
8. Generations of our family going back through history are known as our...
[x] ancestors
[ ] descendents
[ ] friends
[ ] historians
Family ancestors can sometimes be traced back many generations!
9. When we plot out all our relations and generations of ancestors, we can draw our...
[ ] family bush
[x] family tree
[ ] family shrub
[ ] family flower
Some family trees overlap with others - you may be related to some interesting historical characters!
10. If you wrote out all the things which had happened in your life so far, you could organise them on a...
[ ] time piece
[ ] time travel
[x] timeline
[ ] time lord
A timeline helps to show events in order