KS1 History Quiz - Recent History 2 (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 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 first of two quizzes looking at the lives of significant figures of recent times.

1. Which film won an academy award in 1991 for best picture?
[ ] Prances with Sheep
[ ] Twirls with Pigs
[ ] Leaps with Chickens
[ ] Dances with Wolves
2. What was the world's population in 1994?
[ ] 4 million
[ ] 5.6 billion
[ ] 100,000
[ ] 2 million
3. What did France agree to do in 1996?
[ ] End nuclear testing
[ ] Send everyone a tax refund
[ ] Change its flag
[ ] Move the Eiffel Tower
4. 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
5. In 2001, who was sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States?
[ ] Bill Clinton
[ ] George W. Bush
[ ] Barack Obama
[ ] John F. Kennedy
6. In 2003, London introduced a special charge to try to reduce what?
[ ] Tourists
[ ] Daylight hours
[ ] Congestion
[ ] The price of bus tours
7. In 2005, a video sharing site was launched. What is it called?
[ ] Instagram
[ ] YouTube
[ ] Snapchat
[ ] Facebook
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
KS1 History Quiz - Recent History 2 (Answers)
1. Which film won an academy award in 1991 for best picture?
[ ] Prances with Sheep
[ ] Twirls with Pigs
[ ] Leaps with Chickens
[x] Dances with Wolves
The film was an epic Western war film featuring Kevin Costner
2. What was the world's population in 1994?
[ ] 4 million
[x] 5.6 billion
[ ] 100,000
[ ] 2 million
The population is just over 7 billion today
3. What did France agree to do in 1996?
[x] 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
4. 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
[x] That the world would end
People thought computers would crash. Others thought it would be the end of the world as we know it
5. In 2001, who was sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States?
[ ] Bill Clinton
[x] George W. Bush
[ ] Barack Obama
[ ] John F. Kennedy
George's father had also been the president from 1989-1993
6. In 2003, London introduced a special charge to try to reduce what?
[ ] Tourists
[ ] Daylight hours
[x] Congestion
[ ] The price of bus tours
Motorists who want to travel into the centre of London in their car must pay a fee
7. In 2005, a video sharing site was launched. What is it called?
[ ] Instagram
[x] YouTube
[ ] Snapchat
[ ] Facebook
Thousands of videos from all around the world are uploaded every day
8. A metal detectorist in Staffordshire found something huge in 2009. What was it?
[ ] The bones of a woolly mammoth
[x] An Anglo-Saxon treasure haul
[ ] A buried building
[ ] A hidden aeroplane
The haul was worth more than a million pounds
9. In 2011, what happened in north-east Japan
[x] Earthquakes and a tsunami
[ ] A new pyramid was found
[ ] The country became deserted
[ ] All the children ran away on the same day
The devastation caused is still being repaired today
10. In 2014, what did the voters of Scotland decide?
[x] 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