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The Egyptian period came before those of the Ancient Greeks and Romans.

Timelines

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One method used in high school to help children to understand history is the timeline. Timelines are a listing of events, such as historical periods, which can make history much easier to understand.

1.
In which century was the Second World War?
The 18th
The 19th
The 20th
The 21st
The Second World War lasted from 1939 to 1945
2.
In which century was 1066?
The Tenth
The Eleventh
The Eighteenth
The Twentieth
The quickest way to work out which century a year is in is to take off the last two numbers then add one to the number or numbers that are left. That will give you the answer - unless the year ends with '00'. In that case the first numbers are the same as the century. For example, 1066 was in the 11th C. but 1000 was in the 10th
3.
How many years between 400 BCE and 400 CE?
400
800
2,000
4,000
There are 400 years from 400 BCE-1 CE and 400 years from 1 CE-400 CE
4.
The history before the Common Era (CE) is known as what?
Modern
Early modern
Medieval
Ancient
There are several historical periods: Prehistory (before writing), Ancient history (until the end of the Roman Empire in the 5th C.), the Middle Ages (5th C. - 15th C.) and Modern History (16th C. - present day)
5.
Which century do we live in?
The 19th
The 20th
The 21st
The 22nd
The 21st Century began in the 1st of January 2001 and it will end on the 31st of December 2100
6.
What does BCE mean?
Before Common Era
Before Christ
Before Curried Eggs
Common Era
The common era began in the year 1 CE
7.
Which period came last?
Victorians
Tudors
Celts
Anglo Saxons
The Victorian era lasted from 1837-1901
8.
Which period came first?
Aztecs
Egyptians
Ancient Greeks
Romans
The Egyptians were around 5,500 years ago
9.
Which year is the earliest?
1837 CE
1492 CE
800 BCE
54 BCE
Years with higher numbers BCE are longer ago
10.
How long is a century?
10 years
100 years
1,000 years
10,000 years
A decade is ten years and a millennium is 1,000 years
Author:  Amanda Swift

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