World Leaders 1
Ho Chi Minh was a leader who had a city named after him.

World Leaders 1

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

 Try this quiz to see how much you know about historical world leaders.

1.
Charles De Gaulle was a French leader and general during the Second World War. What transport center is named after him?
An airport
A bus stop
A boating shed
A garage
The Charles De Gaulle airport is in Paris and is France's largest international airport
2.
Mikhail Gorbachev was the last General Secretary of the Soviet Union. What did he help to end?
The Second World War
The slave trade
The unfair treatment of women
The Cold War
The Cold War was the tense relationship between the United States (and its allies) and the Soviet Union (and its allies)
3.
Queen Elizabeth the first was a great leader. Her forces defeated a fleet of ships from which country?
Germany
Spain
France
Italy
The fleet was called the Spanish Armada
4.
Henry VIII is famous for his six wives. But who did he famously fall out with?
The librarians
The teachers
The hunters
The Pope
When Henry didn't get his own way he set up his own church, the Church of England, and put himself in charge of it!
5.
Ho Chi Minh was a great Vietnamese leader in the early 20th century. What has been named after him?
A plant
A shoe
Some chocolate
A city
The city is also known as Saigon and has some amazing buildings
6.
James Keir Hardie was the first leader of which political party?
The Conservative Party
The Labor Party
The Green Party
The Liberal Democrats
He had very poor and humble beginnings but went on to be a great political leader
7.
King Alfred the Great hid in a cottage when he was hiding from who?
Romans
Vikings
French
Germans
On the run from the Vikings, Alfred hid in a peasant woman's house and let her cakes burn whilst he thought about all his problems!
8.
Attila the Hun was a fearsome warrior and leader but how did he die?
By tripping over a tent peg
From a nosebleed
By falling off his horse
By falling into a puddle
He left no strong successor and the fearsome Huns soon disappeared
9.
Benjamin Franklin helped to lead the American fight for independence. What did his father make for a living?
Bread and cakes
Socks and shoes
Books and magazines
Candles and soap
Benjamin helped to write an important document called The Declaration of Independence
10.
Che Guevara was a revolutionary leader of which country?
Spain
England
Cuba
Sweden
Che was also a doctor and cared a great deal about looking after his people
Author:  Angela Smith

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