History: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Travellers (Questions)

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How explorers, tribes, armies and peoples have traveled the world is a broad subject covering individual pursuits, conquests and how migration has changed how and where people have lived over time. From Roman legions to the space age - this quiz has it all!

Try this quiz to see how much you know about explorers, tribes and others who have traveled the world.

1. Yuri Gagarin was a famous Russian traveler. He was the first human to do what?
[ ] To cross the Atlantic Ocean
[ ] To walk across America
[ ] To go into space
[ ] To walk on stilts
2. The Norwegian, Fridtjof Nansen, was the first man to cross Greenland's ice cap and the Arctic Ocean. He sailed further north than anyone had been before. What was named after him?
[ ] A brand of fizzy drink
[ ] A meteor
[ ] A soft toy
[ ] A snow shoe
3. Captain Cook discovered more of the earth's surface than anyone else. Where did he die?
[ ] Finland
[ ] Hawaii
[ ] Australia
[ ] Antarctica
4. Ibn Battuta was a great Muslim explorer who covered more than 120,000 kilometers on his travels. Which of the following did not happen to him?
[ ] He hid in a swamp
[ ] He was attacked by pirates
[ ] He was held hostage
[ ] He rode on a unicorn
5. What are nomads?
[ ] People who like to wear wool
[ ] Men who are called Norman
[ ] Communities who live in different locations
[ ] Boys who won't do as they're told
6. The Roman Army was famous for marching its troops long distances every day. How far could they be made to march?
[ ] Up to 400 miles
[ ] Up to 4 miles
[ ] Up to 10 miles
[ ] Up to 40 miles
7. Marco Polo lead expeditions all over the world. He introduced people from Europe to which part of the world?
[ ] Greece and the Mediterranean
[ ] Central Asia and China
[ ] America
[ ] France and Germany
8. The Sioux Nation is a large group of Native American tribes who were nomads. Why?
[ ] They liked a change of scenery
[ ] They tracked and hunted bison to live
[ ] They were on the run
[ ] They didn't get along with many people
9. A people from Eastern Europe traveled west and helped to overthrow the Roman Empire. What were they called?
[ ] Teddy Boys
[ ] Rockers
[ ] Mods
[ ] Goths
10. The Vikings were fearsome seafarers who raided and traded across Europe. What does everyone think they wore, which they probably did not?
[ ] Silk pajamas
[ ] Spotted pants
[ ] Lacey shawls
[ ] Horned helmets
History: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Travellers (Answers)
1. Yuri Gagarin was a famous Russian traveler. He was the first human to do what?
[ ] To cross the Atlantic Ocean
[ ] To walk across America
[x] To go into space
[ ] To walk on stilts
His journey started the space race between nations to place the first man on the moon
2. The Norwegian, Fridtjof Nansen, was the first man to cross Greenland's ice cap and the Arctic Ocean. He sailed further north than anyone had been before. What was named after him?
[ ] A brand of fizzy drink
[x] A meteor
[ ] A soft toy
[ ] A snow shoe
He was brave but not reckless - he never lost either a single man or major piece of equipment
3. Captain Cook discovered more of the earth's surface than anyone else. Where did he die?
[ ] Finland
[x] Hawaii
[ ] Australia
[ ] Antarctica
He was a very bad-tempered man and once ate stew made from the ship's dog!
4. Ibn Battuta was a great Muslim explorer who covered more than 120,000 kilometers on his travels. Which of the following did not happen to him?
[ ] He hid in a swamp
[ ] He was attacked by pirates
[ ] He was held hostage
[x] He rode on a unicorn
He traveled through what would be 44 different countries today
5. What are nomads?
[ ] People who like to wear wool
[ ] Men who are called Norman
[x] Communities who live in different locations
[ ] Boys who won't do as they're told
Some nomadic tribes move from place to place in order for their animals to find food
6. The Roman Army was famous for marching its troops long distances every day. How far could they be made to march?
[ ] Up to 400 miles
[ ] Up to 4 miles
[ ] Up to 10 miles
[x] Up to 40 miles
They would do this wearing heavy kit and without complaint
7. Marco Polo lead expeditions all over the world. He introduced people from Europe to which part of the world?
[ ] Greece and the Mediterranean
[x] Central Asia and China
[ ] America
[ ] France and Germany
He wrote a book about his many adventures and discoveries
8. The Sioux Nation is a large group of Native American tribes who were nomads. Why?
[ ] They liked a change of scenery
[x] They tracked and hunted bison to live
[ ] They were on the run
[ ] They didn't get along with many people
The Sioux lived in teepees made from long wooden poles and covered with bison hides
9. A people from Eastern Europe traveled west and helped to overthrow the Roman Empire. What were they called?
[ ] Teddy Boys
[ ] Rockers
[ ] Mods
[x] Goths
The word 'Goth' today is used to describe someone who dresses in a particular style, usually in black
10. The Vikings were fearsome seafarers who raided and traded across Europe. What does everyone think they wore, which they probably did not?
[ ] Silk pajamas
[ ] Spotted pants
[ ] Lacey shawls
[x] Horned helmets
Some tribes in the Iron age wore horned helmets but there is no evidence that the Vikings did