Average Age of Marriage Throughout History


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In the ancient world, age of marriage was very often connected to what?

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1. Which of these was often TRUE of marriages in the ancient and medieval world?

2. An English law in 1275 set the age of marriage at 12, and legally connected it to what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination cover the average age of marriage throughout history. Questions will address how the age of marriage was connected to people, and why the age tended to increase in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following subjects inside the quiz questions:

  • Marriages in the ancient and medieval world
  • The English law of 1275
  • The increase in age in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Average ages of legal marriage around the world today

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about the average legal age of consent today
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the age for marriage in the ancient world
  • Making connections - see why the average age increased in the 18th and 19th centuries

Additional Learning

To learn more, go to the lesson titled, Average Age of Marriage Throughout History. There, you can study the following additional content:

  • Life expectancy in the ancient world
  • Weddings in Rome
  • Japanese weddings