KS1 History Quiz - Historical People (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 be told stories about certain significant figures who featured in history. Some of the characters in these stories may be famous - or rather infamous - for their disregard of the law!

1. Colton Harris-Moore went on the run from the American police in 2008. What was his nickname?
[ ] The Shoeless Criminal
[ ] The Villain in Socks
[ ] The Barefoot Bandit
[ ] The Thief with no Footwear
2. At the age of 17, trickster Frank Abagnale Jr passed forged cheques worth $2.5 million. What was the film about his life called?
[ ] You Can't Catch Me
[ ] On The Run
[ ] The Conman
[ ] Catch Me If You Can
3. At the beginning of the 20th century, Butch Cassidy was a very successful train robber. What was his gang called?
[ ] The Crazy Crew
[ ] The Wild Bunch
[ ] The Mad Men
[ ] The Feral Gang
4. A famous female outlaw, Belle Starr, dressed in flamboyant outfits and called herself what?
[ ] The Outlaw Princess
[ ] The Criminal Duchess
[ ] The Bandit Queen
[ ] The Lawless Lady
5. Famous outlaw duo Bonnie & Clyde robbed banks for a living. Where is the car they were shot in?
[ ] A swimming pool in Alaska
[ ] A palace in France
[ ] A casino in Nevada
[ ] A library in New York
6. George Kelly Barnes made his name as an outlaw when alcohol was banned in America. What was his nickname?
[ ] Air Rifle Kelly
[ ] Machine Gun Kelly
[ ] Pistol George
[ ] Revolver Barnes
7. An Australian bank robber, called Ned Kelly, and his gang had an unusual approach to bank robbery. What was it?
[ ] Invisibility cloaks
[ ] Suits of armour
[ ] Race cars
[ ] Roller skates
8. Al Capone was once the most feared outlaw in America. How was he eventually captured by the police?
[ ] He forgot to pay a parking fine
[ ] He went through a red traffic light
[ ] He stole a can of beans
[ ] He didn't pay his taxes
9. Jesse James led a ten year crime spree in the 1800s. How was he caught?
[ ] A friend betrayed him for the reward money
[ ] He tied his horse outside the sheriff's office
[ ] His gun failed to fire one day
[ ] He carried his wanted poster around with him
10. John Dillinger was a very polite outlaw who escaped from prison twice. What was one method he used to escape?
[ ] Tying the guards' shoelaces together
[ ] Hiding in a vegetable truck
[ ] Climbing over the wall
[ ] Making a fake gun from wood
KS1 History Quiz - Historical People (Answers)
1. Colton Harris-Moore went on the run from the American police in 2008. What was his nickname?
[ ] The Shoeless Criminal
[ ] The Villain in Socks
[x] The Barefoot Bandit
[ ] The Thief with no Footwear
He stole planes and boats and evaded capture for 2 years, despite only being 19!
2. At the age of 17, trickster Frank Abagnale Jr passed forged cheques worth $2.5 million. What was the film about his life called?
[ ] You Can't Catch Me
[ ] On The Run
[ ] The Conman
[x] Catch Me If You Can
Frank tricked lots of people into believing he was a pilot, a lawyer and even a doctor!
3. At the beginning of the 20th century, Butch Cassidy was a very successful train robber. What was his gang called?
[ ] The Crazy Crew
[x] The Wild Bunch
[ ] The Mad Men
[ ] The Feral Gang
When the police came close to capturing him, he fled with his best friend the Sundance Kid
4. A famous female outlaw, Belle Starr, dressed in flamboyant outfits and called herself what?
[ ] The Outlaw Princess
[ ] The Criminal Duchess
[x] The Bandit Queen
[ ] The Lawless Lady
Belle stole cattle and horses but was shot and killed near her own ranch in 1889
5. Famous outlaw duo Bonnie & Clyde robbed banks for a living. Where is the car they were shot in?
[ ] A swimming pool in Alaska
[ ] A palace in France
[x] A casino in Nevada
[ ] A library in New York
The infamous pair's crime spree lasted many years before they were caught and killed by the police
6. George Kelly Barnes made his name as an outlaw when alcohol was banned in America. What was his nickname?
[ ] Air Rifle Kelly
[x] Machine Gun Kelly
[ ] Pistol George
[ ] Revolver Barnes
He was tracked down and arrested and spent the rest of his life in prison
7. An Australian bank robber, called Ned Kelly, and his gang had an unusual approach to bank robbery. What was it?
[ ] Invisibility cloaks
[x] Suits of armour
[ ] Race cars
[ ] Roller skates
They created hulking suits of iron armour made out of ploughs and other scrap. When the police caught up to them, their bullets bounced right off Kelly and his men!
8. Al Capone was once the most feared outlaw in America. How was he eventually captured by the police?
[ ] He forgot to pay a parking fine
[ ] He went through a red traffic light
[ ] He stole a can of beans
[x] He didn't pay his taxes
Capone ran casinos, restaurants and hotels to hide his criminal activity
9. Jesse James led a ten year crime spree in the 1800s. How was he caught?
[x] A friend betrayed him for the reward money
[ ] He tied his horse outside the sheriff's office
[ ] His gun failed to fire one day
[ ] He carried his wanted poster around with him
He didn't work alone. His gang was called the James-Younger gang
10. John Dillinger was a very polite outlaw who escaped from prison twice. What was one method he used to escape?
[ ] Tying the guards' shoelaces together
[ ] Hiding in a vegetable truck
[ ] Climbing over the wall
[x] Making a fake gun from wood
In the course of his spree he robbed over two dozen banks, four police stations and killed several policemen