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The Thirty Years' War & the Peace of Westphalia: Summary & Significance

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How did the Thirty Years' War begin?

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1. If the Calvinists had received levels of toleration similar to those the Lutherans received under the Peace of Augsburg, what might have been the outcome?

2. Why did Denmark and Sweden invade the Holy Roman Empire in 1625 and 1630?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the Thirty Years' War and the Treaty of Westphalia. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the Swedish king who led his forces to victory in northern Germany.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Rebellion that started the war
  • Demands for greater toleration
  • Northern invasion of the Holy Roman Empire

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Thirty Years' War and the Treaty of Westphalia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the country that greatly benefited from the treaty
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sects within Protestantism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on The Thirty Years' War & the Peace of Westphalia: Summary & Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the religious struggles and divisions prior to the war's outbreak
  • Understand the Calvinists' concerns over Archduke Ferdinand
  • Recognize Denmark's reasons for invading the Holy Roman Empire
  • Know the impact of France and Sweden's entrance into the war
  • Understand the effect of the Treaty of Westphalia
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