History: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - People Who Changed History (Questions)

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Studying the lives and achievements of significant historical figures is a key part of the middle school history curriculum. Children must develop an understanding of how the achievements of yesterday's pioneering historical figures have changed and influenced our lives today.

Test your understanding of significant people from the past in this quiz.

1. The leader of the Nazi party during the Second World War caused millions of deaths. Who was he?
[ ] Adam Hilter
[ ] Anthony Holder
[ ] Alex Hinter
[ ] Adolf Hitler
2. Margaret Thatcher was a shopkeeper's daughter who became a politician. What was she also known for?
[ ] Having a personal hairdresser
[ ] Becoming the UK's first female prime minister
[ ] Wearing lots of different shoes
[ ] Losing her pocketbook on a bus
3. Bill Gates is one of the world's richest men. What has made his fortune?
[ ] Microsoft
[ ] Apple
[ ] Dell
[ ] PC World
4. John Lennon was a famous icon of the 1960s. Which band is he best known for being a member of?
[ ] The Beatles
[ ] The Spiders
[ ] The Worms
[ ] The Ladybirds
5. Eleanor Roosevelt was the American president's wife from 1933 to 1945. What else was she famous for?
[ ] Inventing the telephone
[ ] Wearing very brightly-coloured clothes
[ ] Having lots of pets
[ ] Campaigning for human rights
6. Samuel Johnson was a writer and poet in the 18th Century. What piece of work is he most famous for?
[ ] 100 children's stories
[ ] The first newspaper
[ ] The first comic
[ ] The first dictionary
7. Princess Diana was an important figure in the late 20th Century. Who are her sons?
[ ] Prince William and Prince Harry
[ ] Prince George and Prince Charles
[ ] Prince Philip and Prince Andrew
[ ] Prince Peter and Prince Paul
8. Florence Nightingale was a nurse in the 19th century. What was her nickname?
[ ] The Angel of the North
[ ] The Lady with the Lamp
[ ] The Helper with a Torch
[ ] The Nurse with the Medicine
9. Emmeline Pankhurst campaigned hard in the late 19th and early 20th century. What did she fight for?
[ ] For women to be allowed to vote
[ ] For dogs to be kept on a lead
[ ] For pedestrians to cross safely
[ ] For the King to give up the throne
10. Anne Frank was a little Jewish girl who did something with her family in Holland during the second world war. What did they do?
[ ] They hid from the Nazis
[ ] They lived on a boat
[ ] They opened a small shop
[ ] They ran away
History: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - People Who Changed History (Answers)
1. The leader of the Nazi party during the Second World War caused millions of deaths. Who was he?
[ ] Adam Hilter
[ ] Anthony Holder
[ ] Alex Hinter
[x] Adolf Hitler
Hitler is known the world over for his evil deeds
2. Margaret Thatcher was a shopkeeper's daughter who became a politician. What was she also known for?
[ ] Having a personal hairdresser
[x] Becoming the UK's first female prime minister
[ ] Wearing lots of different shoes
[ ] Losing her pocketbook on a bus
When she was just a minister, Thatcher claimed there would never be a female prime minister in her lifetime!
3. Bill Gates is one of the world's richest men. What has made his fortune?
[x] Microsoft
[ ] Apple
[ ] Dell
[ ] PC World
Bill Gates gives a huge amount of his money to charity
4. John Lennon was a famous icon of the 1960s. Which band is he best known for being a member of?
[x] The Beatles
[ ] The Spiders
[ ] The Worms
[ ] The Ladybirds
John Lennon was shot dead in 1980 by David Chapman – an obsessed fan
5. Eleanor Roosevelt was the American president's wife from 1933 to 1945. What else was she famous for?
[ ] Inventing the telephone
[ ] Wearing very brightly-coloured clothes
[ ] Having lots of pets
[x] Campaigning for human rights
Eleanor was also a writer and held a position with the United Nations
6. Samuel Johnson was a writer and poet in the 18th Century. What piece of work is he most famous for?
[ ] 100 children's stories
[ ] The first newspaper
[ ] The first comic
[x] The first dictionary
It was called The Dictionary of the English Language and took him 8 years to write!
7. Princess Diana was an important figure in the late 20th Century. Who are her sons?
[x] Prince William and Prince Harry
[ ] Prince George and Prince Charles
[ ] Prince Philip and Prince Andrew
[ ] Prince Peter and Prince Paul
She was married to Prince Charles, but died in a car crash in 1997
8. Florence Nightingale was a nurse in the 19th century. What was her nickname?
[ ] The Angel of the North
[x] The Lady with the Lamp
[ ] The Helper with a Torch
[ ] The Nurse with the Medicine
Florence campaigned hard to change the poor conditions in many hospitals at the time
9. Emmeline Pankhurst campaigned hard in the late 19th and early 20th century. What did she fight for?
[x] For women to be allowed to vote
[ ] For dogs to be kept on a lead
[ ] For pedestrians to cross safely
[ ] For the King to give up the throne
Her efforts, along with those of other suffragettes, ensured that women today are allowed to vote
10. Anne Frank was a little Jewish girl who did something with her family in Holland during the second world war. What did they do?
[x] They hid from the Nazis
[ ] They lived on a boat
[ ] They opened a small shop
[ ] They ran away
Anne wrote a very famous diary which was published by her father after her death