People Who Changed History 2
Charles Darwin proposed that humans evolved from apes.

People Who Changed History 2

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 and understanding the lives and achievements of significant people in history.

Studying the lives and achievements of historical figures is a key part of the KS1 history curriculum. Children must develop an understanding of how the achievements of yesterday's pioneering historical figures have changed and influenced our lives today. This is the second of three quizzes looking at people who have changed the world.

Walt Disney is famous for creating an empire of film studios and theme parks. What was the very first full length Disney film?
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The film was released in 1937 and was a huge hit with children and adults alike!
Nelson Mandela was a politician who spent 20 years in prison for what?
Robbing a bank
Opposing apartheid
Internet scams
Apartheid was the system which separated black and white people in South Africa
Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian politician who protested in a particular way. What was it?
Without violence or anger
With lots of slogans and signs
By advertising on TV
By writing letters to the Queen
This was called pacifism. Gandhi is now remembered in India as 'The Father of the Nation'
William Shakespeare was a great writer whose plays and poems are still studied today. How many plays did he write?
Some people think it was 37 or 38 - there is still a debate about this number!
Rosa Parks campaigned for civil rights. What action made her famous?
She only wore pink
She never ate any vegetables
She read every book in the library
She refused to give up her seat on a bus
In 1950s America, black people had to give up their seats to white people. Rosa refused and changed history forever
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had a huge influence on music. How many pieces did he write?
More than 600
Less than 60
Exactly 27
More than 2000
Many of his works are popular and well-loved, such as Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Charles Darwin was a scientist who had a controversial idea. What was it?
That aliens made the planet
That frogs will rule the Earth
That rainbows contain secret messages
That man evolved from apes
His idea caused a lot of arguments but is now accepted as the truth
Confucius was a wise Chinese philosopher. What is philosophy?
Stamp collecting
Thinking hard about things to understand them
The study of people called Philip
Writing long stories
Some of his wise thoughts and teachings are still studied today
Guru Nanak was a spiritual man from India. Which religion did he found?
He taught followers to concentrate on becoming selfless
Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun who spent her whole life doing what?
Collecting shoes
Cleaning churches
Making stained glass windows
Helping the poor
She spent many years in India and was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Significant people

Author:  Angela Smith

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