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World Leaders 1
Cleopatra liked to bathe in milk - she thought it was good for her skin!

World Leaders 1

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, in particular, world leaders.

Studying the lives and achievements of historical figures is a key part of the KS1 history curriculum. Children must understand how the achievements of yesterday's leading historical figures have changed and influenced our lives today. This is one of three quizzes looking at historical world leaders.

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1.
Catherine II was Empress of Russia for more than 30 years. She was known as Catherine the what?
Catherine the Good
Catherine the Great
Catherine the Gracious
Catherine the Brilliant
Catherine brought great wealth and many positive changes to her country
2.
Benazir Bhutto was the first female prime minister of which country?
Sri Lanka
Cuba
Pakistan
Thailand
She opened the door for female politicians in Pakistan, but there hasn't yet been another female prime minister there
3.
Robert the Bruce was King of the Scots in the 13th century. Which creature once inspired him?
A spider
A dog
A deer
A fish
Robert watched the spider trying to climb up a cave wall. The spider kept failing, yet didn't give up
4.
Winston Churchill was a great leader and prime minister during which war?
The First World War
The Boer War
The Hundred Year War
The Second World War
He was noted for his cigar smoking and stirring speeches to the people
5.
Davy Crockett was a political leader in America in the late 18th and early 19th century. What was his nickname?
Lord of the Barren Land
King of the Wild Frontier
Earl of the Crazy Desert
Duke of the Lost City
There have been countless films, plays and TV dramas made about his life
6.
Julius Caesar was a famous Roman leader who fought many battles. Who wrote a play about him?
Julia Donaldson
J.K. Rowling
Michael Rosen
William Shakespeare
Caesar was murdered by other politicians who feared he had too much power
7.
Abraham Lincoln was one of the most powerful Presidents that America has ever witnessed. What was his nickname?
Honest Abe
Dishonest Abraham
Lying Lincoln
Trusty Linc
One of his famous phrases was, 'I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and mean to do so until the end'
8.
Cleopatra was an Egyptian Queen from 51 BC - 30 BC. Who was her famous boyfriend?
King George V
Julius Caesar
William Shakespeare
Winston Churchill
Cleopatra liked to bathe in milk as she believed it was good for her skin!
9.
Arthur Wellesley was a famous military leader in the 19th century. What was his title?
The 2nd Lord of Boot
The 5th Earl of Slipper
The 9th King of Trainer
The 1st Duke of Wellington
He was known for his excellent planning and strategies - some of them are still taught today
10.
Edward III's son, also Edward, was a great military leader known by what name?
The Red Lord
The Blue Baron
The Black Prince
The Yellow Duke
One of his most notable victories was against the French in the Hundred Years War
Author:  Angela Smith

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