Famous Firsts for Kids

Famous Firsts Quiz

  1. In 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become first men to do what?
  2. Who was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
  3. In 1865 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson became Britain’s first qualified female what?
  1. In 1830 George Stephenson built the first modern what between Liverpool and Manchester?
  2. In 1954 Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under how many minutes?
  3. In 1875 Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across what body of water?
  4. Can you name the first person ever to win two Nobel Prizes? (Hint: this person was a female scientist)
  5. What were Sir Edmund Hillary his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay the first people to do in 1953?
  6. Who discovered the first antibiotic?
  7. In 1932 which lady flew from Newfoundland, Canada to Ireland in 15 hours - it was the 1st solo flight across the atlantic ocean by a woman?
  8. Which English ship transported the first English Puritans (known today as the Pilgrims), from Plymouth in England to Cape Cod in the New World in 1620?
  9. In 1926 where was Norwegian Roald Amundsen the first person to reach?
  10. Sean Connery was the first actor to play which fictional character in the 1962 film Dr. No?
  11. According to the bible who was the first man in the world?
  12. Qin Shi Huang was the founder of the Qin dynasty and was the first emperor of which country?


  1. Walk on the moon
  2. Margaret Thatcher
  3. Doctor
  4. Railway
  5. 4 minutes
  6. The English Channel
  7. Marie Curie
  8. Climb Mount Everest (the highest mountain in the world)
  9. Alexander Fleming (the first true anibiotic was penicillin and it was discovered in 1928)
  10. Amelia Earhart
  11. The Mayflower
  12. North Pole
  13. James Bond
  14. Adam
  15. China