Philippine History And Facts Quiz For Grade 6

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Philippine History And Facts Quiz For Grade 6 - Quiz

Are you a 6th-grade student? Do you know the history of the Philippines? Take this Philippine history and facts quiz for grade 6 that we have made for you? The quiz is specifically made for 6th-grade students. The quiz will test as well as provide you with more knowledge of the history of the Philippines. So, without wasting any time, let us go for this quiz. We hope you can answer this quiz using your own mind and you score as high as you can.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In which year did Ferdinand Magellan first land in the Philippines?

    • A.

      1512

    • B.

      1521

    • C.

      1600

    • D.

      1625

    Correct Answer
    B. 1521
    Explanation
    In 1521, Ferdinand Magellan first landed in the Philippines. He was a Portuguese explorer who led the first circumnavigation of the Earth. His arrival in the Philippines marked the beginning of Spanish colonization in the region. Magellan's expedition played a significant role in the history of the Philippines, as it introduced Christianity and European influence to the archipelago.

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  • 2. 

    The Philippines were named after what nation's king?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    B. Spain
    Explanation
    The name Philippines came from Spain. Spain colonized the Philippines in the 16th century and named it after King Philip II of Spain. The country was under Spanish rule for over 300 years, and during this time, the Spanish language and culture greatly influenced the Philippines. The name Philippines is a tribute to the Spanish monarchy and their historical presence in the country.

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  • 3. 

    The Philippines was named after King Philip II.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True, the Philippines were named after the Spanish King Philip II. When the Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos discovered the islands in 1543, he named them "Las Islas Filipinas" in honor of Philip II, who was the King of Spain at that time. The name has remained unchanged since then, making King Philip II the person after whom the Philippines was named.

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  • 4. 

    What country did the Philippines rule over?

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      Nepal

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    D. None
    Explanation
    The Philippines did not rule not rule over any nation. Therefore, the correct answer is None, as there is no evidence or historical record of the Philippines ruling over Russia, Nepal, or China.

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  • 5. 

    What year did the United States acquire control over the Philippines?

    • A.

      1807

    • B.

      1873

    • C.

      1898

    • D.

      1902

    Correct Answer
    C. 1898
    Explanation
    In 1898, Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States after signing the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Spanish-American War. The Philippines remained under US control until it was granted independence in 1946.

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  • 6. 

    The Philippines is a country that was never colonized.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Philippines was colonized by Spain for over 300 years from 1521 to 1898 and then by the United States from 1898 to 1946. Spain's colonization brought significant cultural and religious influences, while the American colonization had political and economic impacts on the country. 

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  • 7. 

    After which war did the Philippines cede to the United States?

    • A.

      World War 1

    • B.

      World War 2

    • C.

      Spanish-American War

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Spanish-American War
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1898 ending the Spanish-American War. As a result, Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States, which retained control until 1946.

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  • 8. 

    World War II delayed the Independence of the Philippines.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Independence of the Philippines was delayed by the Second World War following the Japanese invasion in 1941. The Isles were occupied from 1942 until 1945, and a year later, the Philippines gained full independence from the United States in 1946.

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  • 9. 

    Population-wise, the Philippines is the fifth largest country in the world.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Philippines is not the fifth largest country in the world population-wise. As of 2021, the Philippines has a population of around 111 million people, which does not make it one of the largest countries in terms of population. Some of the countries with larger populations include China, India, the United States, Indonesia, and Pakistan.

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  • 10. 

    In which year did the Philippines become self-governing?

    • A.

      1935

    • B.

      1939

    • C.

      1947

    • D.

      1950

    Correct Answer
    A. 1935
    Explanation
    In 1935, the Philippines became self-governing, gaining the ability to govern themselves and make decisions without direct control or interference from a foreign power. This was a significant milestone in the country's history as it marked a step towards independence and autonomy.

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Andrea is an accomplished historian with a Master's degree in medieval history from the University of Leicester. Her expertise, cultivated over a decade of academic research and paper writing, spans various historical topics. Her passion for history fuels her commitment to sharing knowledge through diverse mediums, enriching understanding and fostering appreciation for the past. Andrea's meticulous attention to detail and comprehensive understanding of historical subjects also extends to her role in reviewing historical quizzes, ensuring accuracy, relevance, and educational value for students and enthusiasts alike.

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