History Words
The Pyramids were built many, many years ago.

History Words

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As elementary school children learn how to talk about the passing of time, and recognize 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 Empire existed a very long time ago.

Try this quiz to see how well you do with using the correct historical terms. It might widen your vocabulary!

1.
Major events which may one day be recorded in history could easily happen in...
the past
a civilization
a story
your lifetime
Who knows what major events will happen in our lifetimes?
2.
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
Modern history is concerned with events which happened in the last few centuries
3.
Events have happened in history ____ I was born.
not long after
around the time
soon after
long before
When we talk about history, we mean anything which has happened in the past - even hundreds or thousands of years ago!
4.
I was born _____ Queen Victoria.
at the same time as
two weeks after
centuries before
long after
Queen Victoria was born almost 200 years ago!
5.
The invention of the telephone happened ______ than the discovery of fire.
long before
more recently
three days earlier
some time sooner
Fire was discovered by cavemen - the invention of the telephone happened much more recently
6.
History is about things which have happened in the past, sometimes very...
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
7.
Things which I can remember happening all form part of our...
ancient history
recent history
current life
history from centuries past
Recent history means things which have happened not so long ago, perhaps even last week
8.
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
We can still learn a lot from ancient civilisations
9.
The building of the pyramids, the Roman Empire and the Dark Ages are all considered to be...
Modern history
Recent history
Ancient history
Events from the future
All of these events happened many, many years ago
10.
Most peoples' lives can be measured in...
decades
centuries
weeks
minutes
Most people can expect to live for around 8 decades or more
Author:  Angela Smith

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