KS1 History Quiz - Past, Present or Future? (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 identifying obvious differences between past and present.

KS1 children learn how to talk about the passing of time, and recognise that historical events may have happened long ago or more recently. They begin to use language to describe when events may occur or may have occurred. This leads to an understanding of the differences between the words 'past', 'present' and 'future' and in turn enables them to talk about similarities and obvious differences between their lives now and how things were in the past.

1. Ancient history is all about events which happened a long time ago...
[ ] in the morning
[ ] in the future
[ ] in the present
[ ] in the past
2. If I could travel back in time, I could meet famous people from...
[ ] tomorrow morning
[ ] well into the future
[ ] times gone by
[ ] next year sometime
3. I may want to buy a house of my own...
[ ] in the present
[ ] last week
[ ] ten years ago
[ ] in the future
4. Events which are happening right now, are happening in...
[ ] the future
[ ] the present day
[ ] times gone by
[ ] ancient history
5. Life has changed a lot over many years. Things are very different today to how they were...
[ ] tomorrow
[ ] in the future
[ ] in the present time
[ ] in past times
6. Houses in the past did not always have electricity and running water. This is very different from houses...
[ ] in ancient history
[ ] many years ago
[ ] in present times
[ ] 1,000 years from now
7. We can't really predict what events may happen...
[ ] yesterday
[ ] in the past
[ ] in the future
[ ] last month
8. Life in the ____ day is very different to life in the past.
[ ] night
[ ] future
[ ] past
[ ] present
9. We can't change things which...
[ ] happen the future
[ ] happened the past
[ ] happen now
[ ] happen this moment
10. Historians study things which happened in the past. This helps us learn about how things have...
[ ] changed
[ ] yet to happen
[ ] not happened yet
[ ] happening right now
KS1 History Quiz - Past, Present or Future? (Answers)
1. Ancient history is all about events which happened a long time ago...
[ ] in the morning
[ ] in the future
[ ] in the present
[x] in the past
History is always about things which have already happened
2. If I could travel back in time, I could meet famous people from...
[ ] tomorrow morning
[ ] well into the future
[x] times gone by
[ ] next year sometime
There are all sorts of people we could talk to if we could time travel!
3. I may want to buy a house of my own...
[ ] in the present
[ ] last week
[ ] ten years ago
[x] in the future
You might need to save up first though!
4. Events which are happening right now, are happening in...
[ ] the future
[x] the present day
[ ] times gone by
[ ] ancient history
Things which happen today will be history tomorrow!
5. Life has changed a lot over many years. Things are very different today to how they were...
[ ] tomorrow
[ ] in the future
[ ] in the present time
[x] in past times
The phrase 'how they were' tells us we're thinking about the past
6. Houses in the past did not always have electricity and running water. This is very different from houses...
[ ] in ancient history
[ ] many years ago
[x] in present times
[ ] 1,000 years from now
Luckily, most people in this country have electricity and water from a tap
7. We can't really predict what events may happen...
[ ] yesterday
[ ] in the past
[x] in the future
[ ] last month
All sorts of things might happen in the future
8. Life in the ____ day is very different to life in the past.
[ ] night
[ ] future
[ ] past
[x] present
The present day means the times we are living in now
9. We can't change things which...
[ ] happen the future
[x] happened the past
[ ] happen now
[ ] happen this moment
Once an event has passed, it's impossible to change how it happened
10. Historians study things which happened in the past. This helps us learn about how things have...
[x] changed
[ ] yet to happen
[ ] not happened yet
[ ] happening right now
We can compare our lives to those of people in the past