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Practice - Chronological Understanding - 01

Hello young historians! Ready to travel back in time and test your knowledge of historical timelines? This fun quiz is a great way to revise and develop your understanding of the chronological order of key events in world history. Don't worry, no need to leap into a real time machine. Strap yourself in and let's get this historical journey started!
1.
The Titanic sank in which year?
1812
1862
1912
1962
The tragic sinking of the Titanic occurred in the year 1912.
2.
In which century did the Age of Enlightenment take place?
17th Century
16th Century
18th Century
19th Century
The Age of Enlightenment primarily took place in the 18th Century and was characterised by intellectual and philosophical advancements.
3.
In which century did World War I begin?
16th Century
17th Century
19th Century
20th Century
World War I began in the 20th century, specifically in the year 1914.
4.
Which period came first?
Victorian Era
Tudor Period
Middle Ages
Georgian Era
The Middle Ages, also known as the mediaeval period, preceded the others. It lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.
5.
Which of these Kings of England reigned first?
King George III
King Edward IV
King Henry VIII
King Charles I
King Edward IV reigned in the 15th century, prior to the others.
6.
In which year did England win the Football World Cup?
1962
1966
1958
1970
England won their first Football World Cup in 1966.
7.
Which of these events occurred first?
Building of the Pyramids in Egypt
The Birth of Jesus Christ
Establishment of the Roman Empire
The Crusades
The building of the pyramids in Egypt occurred around 2600 BC, which is earlier than the other options.
8.
In which year did Christopher Columbus discover America?
1584
1492
1610
1452
You may know the rhyme: 'Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, in fourteen hundred and ninety-two.' It's a good way to remember this date.
9.
Which event came first in British history?
The Battle of Hastings
The signing of the Magna Carta
The Restoration of the Monarchy
The Great Fire of London
The Battle of Hastings in 1066 came before the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215, the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, and the Great Fire of London in 1666.
10.
Which of these eras came last?
Roman Empire
Stone Age
Greek Empire
Elizabethan Era
The Elizabethan Era (1558–1603 AD) came after the Roman Empire, Stone Age, and Greek Empire.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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