KS1 History Quiz - Music History 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 studying the lives of significant individuals or people in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

In KS1 History children look at people whose achievements have contributed to national or international history. Music is one area where people are able to contribute to national culture. Studying the history of music allows young children a glimpse into the past and helps them learn about the lives, times and achievements of composers and musicians they may be unfamiliar with.

1. Louis Armstrong was a famous jazz musician. Which instruments is he most associated with?
[ ] The guitar and violin
[ ] The drums and triangle
[ ] The clarinet and recorder
[ ] The coronet and trumpet
2. In 1932, something happened to the guitar. What was it?
[ ] It changed shape
[ ] It could be electrically amplified
[ ] It got much bigger
[ ] It turned into a trumpet
3. Who was originally known as 'The Voice' and said to be the first ever pop star?
[ ] Frank Sinatra
[ ] Rod Stewart
[ ] Jimi Hendrix
[ ] Michael Jackson
4. In 1960, some boys from Liverpool formed a group which became huge. Who were they?
[ ] The Beatles
[ ] The Butterflies
[ ] The Caterpillars
[ ] The Spiders
5. A huge band from the 1960s was called The Rolling....
[ ] Wheels
[ ] Wagons
[ ] Pins
[ ] Stones
6. Glastonbury is a huge music festival. When was the very first one?
[ ] 2001
[ ] 1970
[ ] 1925
[ ] 1989
7. Before CDs and downloadable music files, lots of people listened to music on...
[ ] the internet
[ ] records
[ ] MP3 players
[ ] mobile phones
8. In 1974, a group from Sweden won the Eurovision Song Contest and became huge stars. Who were they?
[ ] Slade
[ ] ABBA
[ ] The Beatles
[ ] Bucks Fizz
9. In the 70s, a type of music emerged which had followers who wore ripped jeans, had spiky hair and even safety pins through their noses. This was called:
[ ] Classical ballet
[ ] Rhythm and Blues
[ ] Punk Rock
[ ] Jazz
10. In 1977, a film starring John Travolta made disco dancing very popular indeed. What was the film called?
[ ] Monday Morning Headache
[ ] Sunday Evening Temperature
[ ] Saturday Night Fever
[ ] Friday Afternoon Cold
KS1 History Quiz - Music History 2 (Answers)
1. Louis Armstrong was a famous jazz musician. Which instruments is he most associated with?
[ ] The guitar and violin
[ ] The drums and triangle
[ ] The clarinet and recorder
[x] The coronet and trumpet
Louis bought his first second hand coronet when he was only 15
2. In 1932, something happened to the guitar. What was it?
[ ] It changed shape
[x] It could be electrically amplified
[ ] It got much bigger
[ ] It turned into a trumpet
Plugging the guitar into an amplifier made it much louder!
3. Who was originally known as 'The Voice' and said to be the first ever pop star?
[x] Frank Sinatra
[ ] Rod Stewart
[ ] Jimi Hendrix
[ ] Michael Jackson
Frank was so popular, he sometimes caused riots!
4. In 1960, some boys from Liverpool formed a group which became huge. Who were they?
[x] The Beatles
[ ] The Butterflies
[ ] The Caterpillars
[ ] The Spiders
The Beatles were one of the very first 'boy bands' and were very talented
5. A huge band from the 1960s was called The Rolling....
[ ] Wheels
[ ] Wagons
[ ] Pins
[x] Stones
The Rolling Stones have given performances recently, even though they are all pensioners now!
6. Glastonbury is a huge music festival. When was the very first one?
[ ] 2001
[x] 1970
[ ] 1925
[ ] 1989
There have been more than 30 festivals - they are not held every year but are big events!
7. Before CDs and downloadable music files, lots of people listened to music on...
[ ] the internet
[x] records
[ ] MP3 players
[ ] mobile phones
Records were made from plastic and had grooves on them which were played with the needle of a record player
8. In 1974, a group from Sweden won the Eurovision Song Contest and became huge stars. Who were they?
[ ] Slade
[x] ABBA
[ ] The Beatles
[ ] Bucks Fizz
The band went on to become the fourth bestselling pop act in the history of recorded music
9. In the 70s, a type of music emerged which had followers who wore ripped jeans, had spiky hair and even safety pins through their noses. This was called:
[ ] Classical ballet
[ ] Rhythm and Blues
[x] Punk Rock
[ ] Jazz
Punk bands typically used short or fast-paced songs, with loud, shouted singing styles
10. In 1977, a film starring John Travolta made disco dancing very popular indeed. What was the film called?
[ ] Monday Morning Headache
[ ] Sunday Evening Temperature
[x] Saturday Night Fever
[ ] Friday Afternoon Cold
Disco is still a popular style of dance amongst some people today