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People Who Changed History 3
Florence Nightingale was known as the Lady with the Lamp.

People Who Changed History 3

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 significant 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 last of three quizzes looking at people who have changed the world.

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1.
Princess Diana was an important figure in the late 20th Century. Who are her sons?
Prince William and Prince Harry
Prince George and Prince Charles
Prince Philip and Prince Andrew
Prince Peter and Prince Paul
She was married to Prince Charles, but died in a car crash in 1997
2.
Samuel Johnson was a writer and poet in the 18th Century. What piece of work is he most famous for?
100 children's stories
The first newspaper
The first comic
The first dictionary
It was called The Dictionary of the English Language and took him 8 years to write!
3.
The leader of the Nazi party during the Second World War caused millions of deaths. Who was he?
Adam Hilter
Anthony Holder
Alex Hinter
Adolf Hitler
Hitler is known the world over for his evil deeds
4.
Anne Frank was a little Jewish girl who did something with her family in Holland during the second world war. What did they do?
They hid from the Nazis
They lived on a boat
They opened a small shop
They ran away
Anne wrote a very famous diary which was published by her father after her death
5.
Bill Gates is one of the world's richest men. What has made his fortune?
Microsoft
Apple
Dell
PC World
Bill Gates gives a huge amount of his money to charity
6.
Eleanor Roosevelt was the American president's wife from 1933 to 1945. What else was she famous for?
Inventing the telephone
Wearing very brightly-coloured clothes
Having lots of pets
Campaigning for human rights
Eleanor was also a writer and held a position with the United Nations
7.
John Lennon was a famous icon of the 1960s. Which band is he best known for being a member of?
The Beatles
The Spiders
The Worms
The Ladybirds
John Lennon was shot dead in 1980 by David Chapman – an obsessed fan
8.
Emmeline Pankhurst campaigned hard in the late 19th and early 20th century. What did she fight for?
For women to be allowed to vote
For dogs to be kept on a lead
For pedestrians to cross safely
For the King to give up the throne
Her efforts, along with those of other suffragettes, ensured that women today are allowed to vote
9.
Margaret Thatcher was a shopkeeper's daughter who became a politician. What was she also known for?
Having a personal hairdresser
Becoming the UK's first female prime minister
Wearing lots of different shoes
Losing her handbag on a bus
When she was just a minister, Thatcher claimed there would never be a female prime minister in her lifetime!
10.
Florence Nightingale was a nurse in the 19th century. What was her nickname?
The Angel of the North
The Lady with the Lamp
The Helper with a Torch
The Nurse with the Medicine
Florence campaigned hard to change the poor conditions in many hospitals at the time
Author:  Angela Smith

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