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Inventions which Changed History 1
The telephone and the television were both invented by Scotsmen.

Inventions which Changed History 1

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 significant finds or inventions that have changed the world.

Man has been an inventor since he discovered uses for fire and the wheel. Some inventions have been so significant that they have altered the course of history and changed the world we live in today. This is the first of two quizzes looking at finds and inventions which have done just that.

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1.
The radio was a huge step in communication. It was invented in which year?
1999
2010
1892
1982
The inventor was Nicola Tesla, a Serbian scientist
2.
How long ago was the first known wheel invented?
3,000 years ago
30 years ago
3 years ago
300 years ago
The first wheels were used by weavers and potters, not on vehicles!
3.
In 1450, Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. What was the first thing ever printed?
A car magazine
A bible
A children's story book
A comic
The bible was appropriately called the Gutenberg Bible!
4.
Two brothers are credited with inventing the modern aeroplane. What was their surname?
Wrong
West
Wright
Wrist
The brothers started off with a bicycle repair shop!
5.
Who demonstrated the first public television?
Jim Lagie Beard
John Logie Baird
James Lurgie Bead
Jake Lergie Bean
Strangely enough, colour televisions were patented before black and white televisions were even fully functional
6.
Thomas Edison conducted thousands of experiments in order to invent what?
The microwave
The electric lightbulb
The parachute
The roller skate
Scientists had tried and failed in the past but Edison's carbon filament was the better than the rest
7.
James Watt invented a type of engine which changed factory production and transport. What powered it?
Oil
Wood
Milk
Steam
The engine was quite basic but was the inspiration for how engines are made today
8.
The camera was first designed by Joseph N. Niépce. It was called the camera _______.
Hidden
Blocked
Obscura
Transparent
It was a simple design with two boxes and a screen
9.
The first desktop computer went on sale in 1974. Not long afterwards, Stephen Wozniack and Steven Jobs started which business?
Pineapple Computers
Banana computers
Pear Computers
Apple Computers
They built the first Apple computer in Steve Jobs' parents' garage!
10.
Alexander Graham Bell said, 'Come here Watson. I want you' on the first working what?
MP3 player
Tape recorder
Loud speaker
Telephone
The telephone has been around since 1876
Author:  Angela Smith

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