Year 7 Fabulous Humanities Quiz

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A fantastic humanities quiz for Year 7 students at JC.
For parents to complete in conjunction with their child to show how much the student has learnt in their Geography and History lessons, for pupils to be able to show off to their parents (and vice versa obviously) and for a bit of parental engagement and bonding.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What OS map symbol is this?

    • A.

      Coniferous forest

    • B.

      Non-coniferous forest

    • C.

      Park

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-coniferous forest
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "Non-coniferous forest". This symbol on an OS map represents a forest that consists of trees other than coniferous trees. Coniferous trees are characterized by their needle-like leaves and produce cones, whereas non-coniferous trees have broad leaves and do not produce cones. Therefore, this symbol specifically indicates a forest that primarily consists of deciduous trees rather than coniferous trees.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is a primary source?

    • A.

      A copy of Anne Frank's diary

    • B.

      An extract from a Roman Diary

    • C.

      A copy of a Roman coin

    Correct Answer
    B. An extract from a Roman Diary
    Explanation
    An extract from a Roman Diary is considered a primary source because it is a firsthand account written by someone who lived during the time period being studied. It provides direct evidence and insights into the experiences, thoughts, and perspectives of individuals living in ancient Rome. This type of primary source is valuable for historians and researchers to gain a deeper understanding of the past.

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  • 3. 

    This diagram is showing a valley. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement in the question says that the diagram is showing a valley. However, the answer is false, which means that the diagram is not showing a valley.

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  • 4. 

    What happened on 24 August 79 AD?

    • A.

      The Colosseum was built

    • B.

      Mount Vesuvius erupted

    • C.

      Boudica fought the Romans

    Correct Answer
    B. Mount Vesuvius erupted
    Explanation
    On 24 August 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted. This volcanic eruption was one of the most catastrophic and well-known in history. It buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum under a thick layer of ash and debris, preserving them remarkably well and providing valuable insights into ancient Roman life. The eruption caused widespread devastation, resulting in the loss of thousands of lives and the destruction of entire communities. This event serves as a reminder of the power and unpredictability of nature.

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  • 5. 

    You draw a simple map for a friend to show them how to get to your house.  What is this kind of map called?

    • A.

      Sketch map

    • B.

      Ordnance Survey map

    • C.

      Easy map

    Correct Answer
    A. Sketch map
    Explanation
    A sketch map is a simple and informal type of map that is hand-drawn to provide basic directions or guidance. It is usually not to scale and may not include all the details that a professional map would have. In this case, since you are drawing a simple map for a friend to show them how to get to your house, a sketch map would be the most appropriate term to describe it.

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  • 6. 

    What do the letters PEE stand for?

    • A.

      Paragraph, Envelope, Exit

    • B.

      Point, Eat, Eggs

    • C.

      Point, Evidence, Explain

    Correct Answer
    C. Point, Evidence, Explain
    Explanation
    The letters PEE stand for Point, Evidence, Explain. This is a common structure used in academic writing to help organize and support arguments. The "point" refers to the main idea or argument being made. The "evidence" is the supporting information or examples that back up the point. Finally, the "explain" part is where the writer analyzes and interprets the evidence, showing how it relates to the point and strengthens the overall argument.

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  • 7. 

    What term describes a photo taken from the air?

    • A.

      Air shot

    • B.

      Sky photo

    • C.

      Aerial photo

    Correct Answer
    C. Aerial photo
    Explanation
    An aerial photo refers to a photograph that is taken from the air. This term is commonly used to describe images captured from an elevated position, usually from an aircraft or drone. Aerial photos provide a unique perspective and are often used in various fields such as mapping, urban planning, and environmental studies. They offer a comprehensive view of large areas and can be used to analyze and understand landscapes, infrastructure, and other features from a bird's-eye view.

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  • 8. 

    There were 80 Roman soldiers in a century.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a century in ancient Rome consisted of 80 soldiers.

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  • 9. 

    What is the 4 figure grid reference for the battle field?

    • A.

      14,30

    • B.

      15,30

    • C.

      31,14

    • D.

      30,14

    Correct Answer
    A. 14,30
    Explanation
    The 4 figure grid reference for the battle field is 14,30. This means that the battle field is located at the intersection of the 14th vertical grid line and the 30th horizontal grid line on a map or grid system.

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  • 10. 

    What century is the year 5BC in?

    • A.

      100th century BC

    • B.

      1st century BC

    • C.

      10th century BC

    Correct Answer
    B. 1st century BC
    Explanation
    The year 5BC is in the 1st century BC because the 1st century BC spans from 100BC to 1BC. Since 5BC falls within this range, it is considered part of the 1st century BC.

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  • 11. 

    What are the lines on a map that show height above sea level?

    • A.

      Height lines

    • B.

      Contour lines

    • C.

      Confluence lines

    Correct Answer
    B. Contour lines
    Explanation
    Contour lines are the lines on a map that show height above sea level. They connect points of equal elevation and help visualize the shape and steepness of the land. By following these lines, one can determine the relative height and elevation of different areas on the map.

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  • 12. 

    If Mary was born in 70 BC and died in the year 5AD, how old was she when she died?

    • A.

      75 Years old

    • B.

      65 years old

    • C.

      64 years old

    Correct Answer
    A. 75 Years old
    Explanation
    Mary was born in 70 BC and died in the year 5AD. To determine her age at the time of her death, we subtract her birth year from her death year. However, since there is no year 0 between 1 BC and 1 AD, we need to consider this when calculating her age. Therefore, we subtract 70 from 5, which gives us 65 years. However, we also need to account for the missing year 0, so we add 1 to the result. Thus, Mary was 66 years old when she died.

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  • 13. 

    The word 'function' in geography describes:

    • A.

      A place where people live.

    • B.

      A place where people make things

    • C.

      The reason why a town was built in the first place

    Correct Answer
    C. The reason why a town was built in the first place
    Explanation
    In geography, the word 'function' refers to the reason why a town was built in the first place. It describes the purpose or role that a town serves within a particular area. This can include factors such as its economic function, such as being a center for trade or industry, or its social function, such as being a cultural or administrative hub. Understanding the function of a town helps geographers analyze and explain the patterns and dynamics of human settlements.

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  • 14. 

    Which king of England died in January 1066?

    • A.

      Harald Hardrada

    • B.

      Edward the Confessor

    • C.

      Harold Godwinson

    Correct Answer
    B. Edward the Confessor
    Explanation
    Edward the Confessor died in January 1066. He was the king of England and ruled from 1042 until his death. Edward was known for his religious devotion and his efforts to promote the building of Westminster Abbey. His death marked the beginning of a power struggle for the English throne, ultimately leading to the Norman Conquest of England by William the Conqueror later that year.

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  • 15. 

    A glacier would be classified as human geography.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A glacier is not classified as human geography because human geography is the study of how humans interact with and impact their environment, including topics such as population, culture, and urban development. Glaciers, on the other hand, are natural features formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow over long periods of time. Therefore, glaciers fall under the category of physical geography, which focuses on the natural features and processes of the Earth's surface.

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  • 16. 

    The Pope supported William's conquest of England.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Pope supported William's conquest of England because William had sought the Pope's approval and blessing before embarking on the invasion. In return, William promised to reform the English Church and bring it under papal authority. The Pope saw this as an opportunity to extend his influence and control over England, and therefore supported William's conquest. This support from the Pope helped legitimize William's claim to the English throne and gain the support of many influential figures in Europe.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is the odd one out?

    • A.

      Economic activity

    • B.

      Communications

    • C.

      Earthquake

    • D.

      Settlement

    Correct Answer
    C. Earthquake
    Explanation
    The odd one out in this list is "Earthquake" because it is the only option that does not relate to human activities or infrastructure. Economic activity, communications, and settlement are all aspects of human society and development, while earthquakes are natural occurrences that are not directly influenced by human actions.

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  • 18. 

    What was the capital city of England in the Roman period?

    • A.

      Londinium

    • B.

      Colchester

    • C.

      York

    Correct Answer
    B. Colchester
    Explanation
    During the Roman period, the capital city of England was Colchester. Colchester, known as Camulodunum during the Roman era, was an important Roman settlement and the first capital of Roman Britain. It was chosen as the capital due to its strategic location and its significance as a center for trade and administration. Colchester was also home to a Roman temple and was heavily fortified, making it a key stronghold in the region.

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  • 19. 

    Lines of latitude are lines going around the globe from east to west.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lines of latitude are indeed lines that encircle the globe from east to west. These lines are parallel to the equator and are used to measure distances north or south of the equator. They are also known as parallels and are equally spaced apart. The equator itself is considered the starting point for measuring latitude, with 0 degrees latitude. As one moves north or south from the equator, the latitude increases or decreases respectively. Therefore, the statement "Lines of latitude are lines going around the globe from east to west" is true.

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  • 20. 

    Roman audiences in the amphitheatre signalled for a gladiator to be killed with a thumbs down gesture.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In Roman culture, the thumbs down gesture was actually a signal for mercy, not for killing. When a gladiator was defeated but the audience wanted him to be spared, they would extend their thumbs up. On the other hand, if they wanted the defeated gladiator to be killed, they would turn their thumbs to the side or tuck them inside their fists. Therefore, the statement that Roman audiences signalled for a gladiator to be killed with a thumbs down gesture is false.

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  • 21. 

    The Greenwich Meridian is a line of latitude. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Greenwich Meridian is not a line of latitude, but rather a line of longitude. It is the prime meridian, or 0 degrees longitude, which passes through Greenwich, London.

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  • 22. 

    Harold Godwinson defeated the last Viking invasion of England at which battle of 1066?

    • A.

      Anfield

    • B.

      Old Trafford

    • C.

      Stamford Bridge

    • D.

      Elland Road

    Correct Answer
    C. Stamford Bridge
    Explanation
    Harold Godwinson defeated the last Viking invasion of England at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. This battle took place between the English forces led by Harold Godwinson and the Viking forces led by King Harald Hardrada of Norway. The English army successfully defended the bridge against the Viking invaders, resulting in a decisive victory for Harold Godwinson. This battle is significant because it weakened the Viking forces and allowed Harold to focus on the upcoming Battle of Hastings against William the Conqueror.

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  • 23. 

    What does 'testudo' mean in Latin

    • A.

      Turtle

    • B.

      Tortoise

    • C.

      Shieldwall

    Correct Answer
    B. Tortoise
    Explanation
    In Latin, the word 'testudo' means tortoise. This is because the Latin word 'testudo' is derived from the Latin word for tortoise, which is 'testudo'. The tortoise is known for its protective shell, which resembles a shield, hence the possible confusion with the term 'shieldwall'. However, in this context, 'testudo' specifically refers to the tortoise, not a shieldwall or a turtle.

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following is the odd one out?

    • A.

      Rural

    • B.

      Industrial

    • C.

      Traffic

    • D.

      Crowded

    Correct Answer
    A. Rural
    Explanation
    The word "Rural" is the odd one out because it is the only option that refers to a geographical area or setting, while the other options ("Industrial," "Traffic," "Crowded") describe characteristics or situations within that setting.

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  • 25. 

    In which room would a Roman go for a warm bath?

    • A.

      Solarium

    • B.

      Frigidarium

    • C.

      Tepidarium

    Correct Answer
    C. Tepidarium
    Explanation
    A Roman would go to the Tepidarium for a warm bath. The Tepidarium was a warm room in ancient Roman bathhouses, where the temperature was kept at a moderate level. It was typically the second room in the bathing sequence, following the Frigidarium (cold room) and preceding the Caldarium (hot room). The Tepidarium provided a comfortable and relaxing environment for Romans to enjoy a warm bath.

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  • 26. 

    The Romans invented under-floor heating.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Romans did indeed invent under-floor heating. They used a system called hypocaust, where hot air from a furnace was circulated through channels under the floor, heating the room above. This technology was primarily used in public bathhouses and wealthy households during the Roman Empire. It was an innovative and advanced method of heating that provided comfort and warmth during the colder months.

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  • 27. 

    Who was the first emperor of Rome?

    • A.

      Hadrian

    • B.

      Julius Caesar

    • C.

      Augustus

    Correct Answer
    C. Augustus
    Explanation
    Augustus was the first emperor of Rome because after the assassination of Julius Caesar, he emerged as the sole ruler of the Roman Empire. He established the Roman Principate, which marked the beginning of the Roman Empire. Augustus reigned from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD and implemented various political and social reforms that stabilized and transformed Rome into a prosperous and powerful empire. His reign is considered a pivotal period in Roman history and laid the foundation for centuries of imperial rule.

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  • 28. 

    From what modern country did Hannibal of Carthage (who took elephants over the Alps) come?

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      Tunisia

    • C.

      Algeria

    Correct Answer
    B. Tunisia
    Explanation
    Hannibal of Carthage, known for his famous military campaign during the Second Punic War, originated from Tunisia. Carthage was an ancient city-state located in modern-day Tunisia, making it the correct answer. Hannibal's audacious strategy of crossing the Alps with elephants to attack Rome is one of the most remarkable feats in military history.

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  • 29. 

    The symbol 'P' on an OS map represents a car park.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The symbol 'P' on an OS map does not represent a car park. The correct symbol for a car park on an OS map is a square with a letter 'C' inside it. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 30. 

    What can be used to show direction?

    • A.

      A scale line

    • B.

      A key

    • C.

      An 8 point compass

    • D.

      6 figure grid references

    Correct Answer
    C. An 8 point compass
    Explanation
    An 8 point compass can be used to show direction because it provides a more precise indication of the cardinal and intercardinal directions. With its eight points (north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west, and northwest), it allows for a more accurate navigation and orientation. Unlike a scale line, which only indicates distance, or a key and 6 figure grid references, which provide information about features on a map, an 8 point compass specifically focuses on showing the direction of travel or the orientation of a map.

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