History: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - World Leaders 2 (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 understand how the achievements of yesterday's leading historical figures have changed and influenced our lives today.

How much do you know about the significant world leaders from history? Try this quiz and find out!

1. Nelson Mandela was a South African leader famous for becoming what?
[ ] The first man on the moon
[ ] The first King of Scotland
[ ] The first black president of his country
[ ] The first person to climb Mount Everest
2. Admiral Nelson was a British naval leader who fought many famous battles against the French. Where is he most famously remembered?
[ ] Nelson's Tomb in Ipswich
[ ] Nelson's Column in London
[ ] Nelson's Monument in Birmingham
[ ] Nelson's Memorial Garden in Lancaster
3. Sir Robert Peel was prime minister twice. What did he famously create?
[ ] The first public library
[ ] The first water park
[ ] The first zoo
[ ] The first British police force
4. Franklin D Roosevelt was an American president. He has so far been the only president to be what?
[ ] Sent into space
[ ] Knighted by the Queen
[ ] Awarded an Oscar
[ ] Elected four times
5. Queen Victoria was a long-reigning monarch who lead her country through many changes. How many children did she have?
[ ] 4 children
[ ] 9 children
[ ] 1 child
[ ] 20 children
6. Sir Robert Walpole was a politician. He is considered to be the first what?
[ ] KIng of Scotland
[ ] Prime Minister of Britain
[ ] Man in space
[ ] Person to discover electricity
7. William the Conqueror was a brutal King of England. How did he become king?
[ ] He found a crown which fit him
[ ] He won the Battle of Hastings
[ ] He answered a job advert in the paper
[ ] He married a queen
8. Napoleon Bonaparte was a great military leader and Emperor of France. Although he was brave, he was terrified of what?
[ ] Open doors
[ ] Mice
[ ] Flags
[ ] Cheese
9. King Robert I was 'King of all the Scots' in the late 13th century. What was he known as?
[ ] Robert the Bruce
[ ] Robert the Brave
[ ] Robert the Poor
[ ] Robert the Big
10. Edward the Confessor was king of England from 1042 to 1066. Why was he known as 'The Confessor'?
[ ] He confessed his sins to God
[ ] He told everyone lots of secrets
[ ] He confessed to crimes he hadn't comitted
[ ] He made up stories to impress people
History: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - World Leaders 2 (Answers)
1. Nelson Mandela was a South African leader famous for becoming what?
[ ] The first man on the moon
[ ] The first King of Scotland
[x] The first black president of his country
[ ] The first person to climb Mount Everest
Mandela made it his life’s mission to fight for an equal and democratic society in his country
2. Admiral Nelson was a British naval leader who fought many famous battles against the French. Where is he most famously remembered?
[ ] Nelson's Tomb in Ipswich
[x] Nelson's Column in London
[ ] Nelson's Monument in Birmingham
[ ] Nelson's Memorial Garden in Lancaster
Nelson's column stands in Trafalgar Square - Nelson died at the Battle of Trafalgar
3. Sir Robert Peel was prime minister twice. What did he famously create?
[ ] The first public library
[ ] The first water park
[ ] The first zoo
[x] The first British police force
The police are still sometimes known as 'Bobbies' after Sir Robert
4. Franklin D Roosevelt was an American president. He has so far been the only president to be what?
[ ] Sent into space
[ ] Knighted by the Queen
[ ] Awarded an Oscar
[x] Elected four times
Franklin was a hard-working and popular president. His wife, Eleanor also did many good things for their country
5. Queen Victoria was a long-reigning monarch who lead her country through many changes. How many children did she have?
[ ] 4 children
[x] 9 children
[ ] 1 child
[ ] 20 children
Their names were: Victoria, Edward, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold and Beatrice
6. Sir Robert Walpole was a politician. He is considered to be the first what?
[ ] KIng of Scotland
[x] Prime Minister of Britain
[ ] Man in space
[ ] Person to discover electricity
In 1735, George II made Walpole a gift of 10 Downing Street which is now where every British prime minister lives
7. William the Conqueror was a brutal King of England. How did he become king?
[ ] He found a crown which fit him
[x] He won the Battle of Hastings
[ ] He answered a job advert in the paper
[ ] He married a queen
He defeated the English King Harold and took the throne for himself
8. Napoleon Bonaparte was a great military leader and Emperor of France. Although he was brave, he was terrified of what?
[x] Open doors
[ ] Mice
[ ] Flags
[ ] Cheese
He was also very afraid of cats!
9. King Robert I was 'King of all the Scots' in the late 13th century. What was he known as?
[x] Robert the Bruce
[ ] Robert the Brave
[ ] Robert the Poor
[ ] Robert the Big
His family name was Bruce
10. Edward the Confessor was king of England from 1042 to 1066. Why was he known as 'The Confessor'?
[x] He confessed his sins to God
[ ] He told everyone lots of secrets
[ ] He confessed to crimes he hadn't comitted
[ ] He made up stories to impress people
He was deeply religious and much of his reign was peaceful and prosperous