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English Civil War for 9th Graders
Are you smarter than a 9th Grader? Answer these questions from a review quiz for 9th Graders.
Last updated: September 21, 2022
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Some Puritans who were frustrated with King James I and sailed on a ship called the Mayflower. What country would those pilgrims help create?
It dropped anchor in Plymouth Bay near Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Parliament forced King Charles I to sign a death warrant for one of his most repressive advisors in April 1641. Who was that advisor?
King Charles begrudgingly signed a document in 1628 that put reasonable limits on his power. What is that document?
The Petition of Right
The Bill of Rights
The Magna Carta
This document is still in effect, even if Charles would pretend it was illegitimate throughout his reign.
What was King Charles' most egregious provocation of Parliament, which led them to raise an army against him?
He burned down the Parliament Building
He executed Robert Cromwell
He invited the Pope to his castle
He stormed parliament with soldiers
In desperation, what did King Charles do to raise money for his own army?
He sold his palace to the French
He rented the Navy to Russia
He sold Louisiana to France
He sent his wife to Europe to sell the crown jewels
Which of the following is NOT a reason an Englishman might support King Charles?
The Puritans in Parliament seemed like dangerous extremists
The King was still seen as noble and honourable
People thought the King would make England more Puritan
Monarchy had given many noblemen their money and land
The majority of Englishmen were not Puritan, and Charles I certainly would not support Puritanism.
In 1600s England, wealthy traders and merchants were considered:
Rich merchants were still considered lower than royalty, church officials, and noblemen.
During the English Civil War, many innocent people were put on trial and brutally executed for a crime that they never committed. What was that crime?
Military Alliance with the Pope
Asking for wishes from a genie
Puritans in England, much like Puritans in the United States, carried out witch hunts and witch trials from time to time.
The official church of England in 1640 was The Lutheran Church.
Henry VIII instituted the Church of England in the 1530s.
What minor public health problem during the Civil Wars became a major disaster a decade later, in 1665?
The London Cholera Outbreak
The Great Plague of London
The London Leprosy Collapse
The Great Scurvy Disaster
The Great Plague is well remembered because it was the last major outbreak of plague in London.
What was the first battle of the English Civil War?
The Battle of Parliament
The Battle of Edgehill
The Battle of King's Landing
The Battle of Isengard
Who started with the reputation of an infallible military leader but ended up losing his reputation and his dog?
His dog, Boy, was said to be a witch's familiar, or the devil itself by Rupert's enemies. It died at the Battle of Marston Moor.
What religion was most common in Scotland in 1640?
Towards what religion did most of the Long Parliament show extreme bigotry?
Because Parliament was dominated by Puritans, there was extreme prejudice towards Catholicism in English Parliament in the 1640s.
What well-trained and well-equipped army did Parliament put together during the war?
The Broadside Bullies
The New Model Army
The Iron-Clad Division
Who ended up being in charge of the Parliamentarian forces by the end of the war?
He would also become the Lord Protector (dictator) of England after the war ended.
Which of the following was NOT a nickname used for either Parliamentarian soldiers or Royalist soldiers?
What two battles effectively destroyed King Charles's army?
Marston Moor and Dudley's Field
Naseby and Langport
Waterloo and Ghent
Edgehill and London
On what charge did Parliament hold trial for Charles I?
Charles famously refused to testify in his defense because the "Rump Parliament" was only those members who remained after Cromwell "Purged" those who stood against him.
King Charles was executed by the severing of his head from his body.
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