A Political History Of England Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Who defeated the Spanish Armada and supported Protestantism?
    • A. 

      Elizabeth I

    • B. 

      Galileo

    • C. 

      Elizabeth II

    • D. 

      Charles I

    • E. 

      Henry VIII

  • 2. 
    Who was the general that led Puritans successfully in English Civil War, established Republican government, and had religious tolerance except for Catholics?
    • A. 

      John Locke

    • B. 

      Voltaire

    • C. 

      Montesquieu

    • D. 

      Cromwell

    • E. 

      Henry VIII

  • 3. 
    What is absolutism?
    • A. 

      A dictatorship

    • B. 

      Where a group of people hold all the power

    • C. 

      Where one person holds all the power

    • D. 

      Where voters vote for a group of leaders

  • 4. 
    What was led by Philip and defeated Elizabeth I's fleet in battle to punish Protestant England?
    • A. 

      Mexican Armada

    • B. 

      Spanish Armada

    • C. 

      French Armada

    • D. 

      British Armada

    • E. 

      US armada

  • 5. 
    What has an independent government, defends territory and way of life, and has people that share a common culture and history?
    • A. 

      Nation-states

    • B. 

      Nations

    • C. 

      States

    • D. 

      Islands

  • 6. 
    Who was the most powerful ruler in French history?
    • A. 

      Louis XIII

    • B. 

      Louis XIIII

    • C. 

      Louis XVI

    • D. 

      Louis XIV

  • 7. 
    What is a great palace in France built by Louis XIV? 
    • A. 

      Capitol Building

    • B. 

      Versailles

    • C. 

      Partheon

    • D. 

      Taj Mahal

    • E. 

      Metternich

  • 8. 
    Who said the sun is the center of the universe?
    • A. 

      John Locke

    • B. 

      Montesquieu

    • C. 

      Newton

    • D. 

      Copernicus

    • E. 

      Louis XIV

  • 9. 
    Which war was the war between supporters of King Charles I and Puritan supporters?  
    • A. 

      Battle of the Spanish Armada

    • B. 

      War of 1812

    • C. 

      English Revolution

    • D. 

      Glorious Revolution

    • E. 

      English Civil War

  • 10. 
    What was a cause of revolutions?
    • A. 

      Isolationism

    • B. 

      Good economy

    • C. 

      People want more rights

    • D. 

      Good ruler

    • E. 

      Prospering trade

  • 11. 
    Who was John Locke?
    • A. 

      Enlightenment thinker who emphasized the Natural Rights of Man

    • B. 

      Enlightenment thinker who used satire against clergy

    • C. 

      Enlightenment thinker who believed in separation of powers

    • D. 

      Enlightenment thinker who fought for freedom of speech

  • 12. 
    What were laws that stated what rulers could do and not do in England?
    • A. 

      Magna Carta

    • B. 

      English Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Enlightenment

  • 13. 
    What was global influence?
    • A. 

      Influence on rulers

    • B. 

      People killed while trying to improve other nations

    • C. 

      People used Enlightenment ideas for revolutions

    • D. 

      Ideas were used in bad ways

  • 14. 
    Who used satire against clergy, aristocracy, and government; fought for tolerance and other rights?
    • A. 

      Voltaire

    • B. 

      Montesquieu

    • C. 

      Galileo

    • D. 

      John Locke

  • 15. 
    Who were philopsophers of the Enlightenment and believed that people could apply reason to all aspects of life?
    • A. 

      Galileo

    • B. 

      Enlightenment workers

    • C. 

      People of English descent

    • D. 

      Philosophes

  • 16. 
    Who believed in Enlightenment ideas such as separation of powers within government?
    • A. 

      Copernicus

    • B. 

      Locke

    • C. 

      Voltaire

    • D. 

      Montesquieu

  • 17. 
    What was an intellectual movement that stressed reason and thought and power of individuals to solve problems?
    • A. 

      Time of Thinkers

    • B. 

      Enlightenment

    • C. 

      Empowerment

    • D. 

      Time of Question

  • 18. 
    Who learned about gravity and created laws of motion?
    • A. 

      Newton

    • B. 

      Galileo

    • C. 

      Copernicus

    • D. 

      Bill Gates

  • 19. 
    What was the bloodless overthrow of King James II and resulted in a constitutional monarchy for England?
    • A. 

      Glorious Revolution

    • B. 

      Scary Revolution

    • C. 

      Horrendous Revolution

    • D. 

      Time of Sorrow

    • E. 

      Trail of Tears

  • 20. 
    Who was an Italian astronomer who supported Copernicus and went against church ideas?
    • A. 

      Newton

    • B. 

      Galileo

    • C. 

      Monk Fred

    • D. 

      Cromwell

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