KS1 History Quiz - Music History 3 (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 individuals whose achievements have contributed to national or international history. Music is one area where people have contributed 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, musicians and other individuals they may be unfamiliar with.

1. In what year were the first Compact Discs (or CDs) released?
[ ] 1956
[ ] 1979
[ ] 1983
[ ] 1999
2. The top selling album of the 1980s was by an artist called Michael Jackson. What was the name of the album?
[ ] Shocker
[ ] Frightener
[ ] Happier
[ ] Thriller
3. A popular band in the 1980s sand a song called 'Every Breath You Take'. Who were they?
[ ] The Firemen
[ ] The Police
[ ] The Paramedics
[ ] The Coastguard
4. One of the top selling artists of the 1980s was a royal sounding man who had a love of the colour purple. Who was he?
[ ] Lord
[ ] Duke
[ ] King
[ ] Prince
5. In 1985, Sir Bob Geldof brought artists together to perform a song to help people in developing countries. What was this called?
[ ] Headache tablet
[ ] Burn cream
[ ] Sticking Plaster
[ ] Band Aid
6. A popular 1980's artist is still going strong in her 50s. Who is she?
[ ] Mary Magdalene
[ ] Madonna
[ ] Venus
[ ] Delilah
7. In the early 1990s, a new kind of music emerged in America. What was it called?
[ ] Grunge
[ ] Filth
[ ] Muck
[ ] Dirt
8. A certain girl band was huge in the 1990s. Who were they?
[ ] The Sugar Females
[ ] The Herb Ladies
[ ] The Spice Girls
[ ] The Sauce Women
9. A 1990's artist called Marvin Lee Aday had a tasty sounding stage name. What was it?
[ ] Roast lamb
[ ] Meat Loaf
[ ] Meatballs
[ ] Fried Bacon
10. Bryan Adams sang the song 'Everything I Do' for which film?
[ ] Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
[ ] The Bodyguard
[ ] Pretty Woman
[ ] Dirty Dancing
KS1 History Quiz - Music History 3 (Answers)
1. In what year were the first Compact Discs (or CDs) released?
[ ] 1956
[ ] 1979
[x] 1983
[ ] 1999
Sound is recorded onto the CD as a series of metallic pits, covered in PVC and read by an optical laser!
2. The top selling album of the 1980s was by an artist called Michael Jackson. What was the name of the album?
[ ] Shocker
[ ] Frightener
[ ] Happier
[x] Thriller
This album sold more than 50 million copies
3. A popular band in the 1980s sand a song called 'Every Breath You Take'. Who were they?
[ ] The Firemen
[x] The Police
[ ] The Paramedics
[ ] The Coastguard
Their lead singer was clalled Sting!
4. One of the top selling artists of the 1980s was a royal sounding man who had a love of the colour purple. Who was he?
[ ] Lord
[ ] Duke
[ ] King
[x] Prince
This was his real name, not a stage name. He was christened Prince Rogers Nelson!
5. In 1985, Sir Bob Geldof brought artists together to perform a song to help people in developing countries. What was this called?
[ ] Headache tablet
[ ] Burn cream
[ ] Sticking Plaster
[x] Band Aid
The group performed to a huge crowd at Wembley Stadium - this was called Live Aid
6. A popular 1980's artist is still going strong in her 50s. Who is she?
[ ] Mary Magdalene
[x] Madonna
[ ] Venus
[ ] Delilah
Madonna has had countless hits and sold millions of records
7. In the early 1990s, a new kind of music emerged in America. What was it called?
[x] Grunge
[ ] Filth
[ ] Muck
[ ] Dirt
This was also known as 'alternative music'
8. A certain girl band was huge in the 1990s. Who were they?
[ ] The Sugar Females
[ ] The Herb Ladies
[x] The Spice Girls
[ ] The Sauce Women
The band consisted of 5 members: Sporty Spice, Scary Spice, Posh Spice, Baby Spice and Ginger Spice!
9. A 1990's artist called Marvin Lee Aday had a tasty sounding stage name. What was it?
[ ] Roast lamb
[x] Meat Loaf
[ ] Meatballs
[ ] Fried Bacon
Meat Loaf has had many hits, including one called 'I Would Do Anything For Love'
10. Bryan Adams sang the song 'Everything I Do' for which film?
[x] Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
[ ] The Bodyguard
[ ] Pretty Woman
[ ] Dirty Dancing
The song spent 16 weeks at number one - most people got sick of hearing it!