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Recent History 2
In 2014 Scotland decided to remain a part of the UK.

Recent 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, understanding the lives of significant people from history and stories from different historical periods, in particular, in recent times.

As KS1 children develop their understanding of significant historical figures and different times, they will begin to understand that some events happened a very long time ago, and some are more recent. This may only be 30 or 40 years ago, or may even have been during their own lives. This is the second of two quizzes looking at the lives of significant figures of recent times.

In 2005, a video sharing site was launched. What is it called?
Thousands of videos from all around the world are uploaded every day
A metal detectorist in Staffordshire found something huge in 2009. What was it?
The bones of a woolly mammoth
An Anglo-Saxon treasure haul
A buried building
A hidden aeroplane
The haul was worth more than a million pounds
In 2014, what did the voters of Scotland decide?
To remain part of the United Kingdom
To have a special party
To change the Scottish flag
To make every Monday a holiday
There may be another vote in the future but, for now, Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom
In 2011, what happened in north-east Japan?
Earthquakes and a tsunami
A new pyramid was found
The country became deserted
All the children ran away on the same day
A tsunami is a number of very large waves caused by an earthquake
What did a lot of people think would happen at the end of 1999?
That babies would grow faster
That houses would become smaller
That prices would go down
That the world would end
People thought computers would crash. Others thought it would be the end of the world as we know it
In 2003, London introduced a special charge to try to reduce what?
Daylight hours
The price of bus tours
Motorists who want to travel into the centre of London in their car must pay a fee
In 2001, who was sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States?
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Barack Obama
John F. Kennedy
George's father had also been the president from 1989-1993
What did France agree to do in 1996?
End nuclear testing
Send everyone a tax refund
Change its flag
Move the Eiffel Tower
The president at the time, Jacques Chirac, signed a special treaty agreeing to this
Which film won an academy award in 1991 for best picture?
Prances with Sheep
Twirls with Pigs
Leaps with Chickens
Dances with Wolves
The film was an epic Western war film featuring Kevin Costner
What was the world's population in 1994?
4 million
5.6 billion
2 million
The population is around 8 billion today
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Events within living memory

Author:  Angela Smith

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