Ruler Measurement Practice Quiz

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 152

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Ruler Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The absolute monarchs of Europe all had to bring what sources of Medieval power under their control
    • A. 

      Lords

    • B. 

      Merchants

    • C. 

      Peasants

    • D. 

      Guilds

  • 2. 
    Who had the reputation of being the most self-indulgent
    • A. 

      Louis XIV

    • B. 

      Maria Theresa

    • C. 

      Peter the Great

    • D. 

      Taylor Swift

  • 3. 
    What was the major war in Europe between Catholics and Protestants
    • A. 

      The Seven Years War

    • B. 

      The War of Austrian Succession

    • C. 

      The Glorious Revolution

    • D. 

      The Thirty Years War

  • 4. 
    What state initiated the Inquisition against non-Catholics
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Austria

    • D. 

      England

  • 5. 
    Spain's struggle with England in the 1580's was over what issues?
    • A. 

      The american colonies and the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine

    • B. 

      Religion and piracy

    • C. 

      The heir to the English throne and trade with the Ottoman Empire

    • D. 

      The spanish Netherlands and religion

  • 6. 
    What nation had the "golden century" of the arts and literature from 1550 to 1650?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Austria

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 7. 
    The influx of gold and silver into Spain from the Americas caused
    • A. 

      Inflation

    • B. 

      Deflation

    • C. 

      Depression

    • D. 

      The "golden age"

  • 8. 
    In what state did peasants become more and more tied to the land as serfs
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      England

  • 9. 
    What ruler sought religious toleration for Protestants
    • A. 

      Peter the Great

    • B. 

      Ferdinand

    • C. 

      Henry IV

    • D. 

      Philip II

  • 10. 
    What ruler never married and had no heir
    • A. 

      Elizabeth I

    • B. 

      Charles V

    • C. 

      Charles I

    • D. 

      Henry IV

  • 11. 
    Which of the following was NOT a new political institution in England following the Glorious Revoloution
    • A. 

      The cabinent

    • B. 

      The prime minister

    • C. 

      Parliament

    • D. 

      Political parties

  • 12. 
    The English Levellers were the champions of what group?
    • A. 

      Artisans

    • B. 

      Lawyers

    • C. 

      The poor

    • D. 

      The gentry

  • 13. 
    The English Bill of rights gave the House of Commons control over what?
    • A. 

      War

    • B. 

      Spending

    • C. 

      The Church of England

    • D. 

      The colonies

  • 14. 
    The English cabinet were advisors to
    • A. 

      The parliament

    • B. 

      The Church of England

    • C. 

      The monarch

    • D. 

      The prime minister

  • 15. 
    Who was Britains first prime minister
    • A. 

      William Cavendish

    • B. 

      Robert Walpole

    • C. 

      Henry Pelham

    • D. 

      Thomas Pelham-Holles

  • 16. 
    The Thirty Years War began in
    • A. 

      Poland

    • B. 

      Transylvania

    • C. 

      Bohemia

    • D. 

      Prussia

  • 17. 
    Many of the troops in the Thirty Years War were
    • A. 

      Levellers

    • B. 

      Serfs

    • C. 

      Mercenaries

    • D. 

      Intendants

  • 18. 
    Who was able to win the support of most of the Hapsburg subjects in the War of the Austrian Succession?
    • A. 

      Fredrick II

    • B. 

      Phillip II

    • C. 

      Elizabeth I

    • D. 

      Maria Theresa

  • 19. 
    Why did Peter the Great want a warm-water port?
    • A. 

      To wage war with the Ottoman empire

    • B. 

      To gain a fishing industry

    • C. 

      To facilitate trade with the West

    • D. 

      To launch a colonizing feet

  • 20. 
    Peter the Great fought what country in the Great Northern War
    • A. 

      Sweden

    • B. 

      Denmark

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Prussia