KS1 History Quiz - Vocabulary 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 using a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms..

As 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 using a wider vocabulary, including some historical terms, to help them describe these events comparatively. For example, they may understand that events like the Olympics or a celebrity wedding have happened relatively recently, but that the Roman invasion of the country happened a very long time ago.

1. The building of the pyramids, the Roman invasion and the Dark Ages are all considered to be...
[ ] Modern history
[ ] Recent history
[ ] Ancient history
[ ] Events from the future
2. I was born _____ Queen Victoria.
[ ] at the same time as
[ ] two weeks after
[ ] centuries before
[ ] long after
3. History is about things which have happened in the past, sometimes very...
[ ] long ago
[ ] much into the future
[ ] far into next year
[ ] soon
4. Events such as the two World Wars, the Industrial Revolution and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II are all part of..
[ ] ancient history
[ ] modern history
[ ] events which happened last week
[ ] things which may happen in the future
5. Most peoples' lives can be measured in...
[ ] decades
[ ] centuries
[ ] weeks
[ ] minutes
6. The invention of the telephone happened ______ than the discovery of fire.
[ ] long before
[ ] more recently
[ ] three days earlier
[ ] some time sooner
7. Events have happened in history ____ I was born.
[ ] not long after
[ ] around the time
[ ] soon after
[ ] long before
8. Things which I can remember happening all form part of our...
[ ] ancient history
[ ] recent history
[ ] current life
[ ] history from centuries past
9. The Roman Empire, The Aztecs and The Incas are all considered to be...
[ ] ancient civilisations
[ ] modern people
[ ] people from recent history
[ ] groups we'd never learn about
10. Major events which may one day be recorded in history could easily happen in...
[ ] the past
[ ] a civilisation
[ ] a story
[ ] your lifetime
KS1 History Quiz - Vocabulary 2 (Answers)
1. The building of the pyramids, the Roman invasion and the Dark Ages are all considered to be...
[ ] Modern history
[ ] Recent history
[x] Ancient history
[ ] Events from the future
All of these events happened many, many years ago
2. I was born _____ Queen Victoria.
[ ] at the same time as
[ ] two weeks after
[ ] centuries before
[x] long after
Queen Victoria was born almost 200 years ago!
3. History is about things which have happened in the past, sometimes very...
[x] long ago
[ ] much into the future
[ ] far into next year
[ ] soon
History is all about the past - even if that's thousands of years ago
4. Events such as the two World Wars, the Industrial Revolution and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II are all part of..
[ ] ancient history
[x] modern history
[ ] events which happened last week
[ ] things which may happen in the future
Modern history is concerned with events which happened in the last few centuries
5. Most peoples' lives can be measured in...
[x] decades
[ ] centuries
[ ] weeks
[ ] minutes
Most people can expect to live for around 8 decades or more
6. The invention of the telephone happened ______ than the discovery of fire.
[ ] long before
[x] more recently
[ ] three days earlier
[ ] some time sooner
Fire was discovered by cavemen - the invention of the telephone happened much more recently
7. Events have happened in history ____ I was born.
[ ] not long after
[ ] around the time
[ ] soon after
[x] long before
When we talk about history, we mean anything which has happened in the past - even hundreds or thousands of years ago!
8. Things which I can remember happening all form part of our...
[ ] ancient history
[x] recent history
[ ] current life
[ ] history from centuries past
Recent history means things which have happened not so long ago, perhaps even last week
9. The Roman Empire, The Aztecs and The Incas are all considered to be...
[x] ancient civilisations
[ ] modern people
[ ] people from recent history
[ ] groups we'd never learn about
We can still learn a lot from ancient civilisations
10. Major events which may one day be recorded in history could easily happen in...
[ ] the past
[ ] a civilisation
[ ] a story
[x] your lifetime
Who knows what major events will happen in our lifetimes?