The 30 Years War: Catholics vs. Protestants


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Why did the 30 Years War Begin?

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1. How did events during the Danish Phase differ from those of the Bohemian Phase?

2. Which of the following was NOT established by the 1635 Peace of Prague?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Religion was a pinnacle element in the conflict known as the 30 Years War. The quiz and worksheet duo for this lesson will test your understanding of the opposing sides and the specific details of particular events in the war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Show what you know about the following:

  • The Peace of Westphalia
  • The dynasty that dominated the Holy Roman Empire at the start of the war
  • What the Holy Roman Empire did to start the first phase of the war
  • The Defenestration of Prague
  • The Peace of Prague

Skills Practiced

These lesson resources will help you develop the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on religion in the 30 Years War
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the Peace of Prague and the Peace of Westphalia
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Holy Roman Empire

Additional Learning

Take the time to review the lesson titled The 30 Years War: Catholics vs. Protestants so that you can be certain that you understand all of the relevant lesson material. This lesson will focus on these objectives:

  • Understand the influence of the Holy Roman Empire
  • Discover separate phases of the 30 Years War
  • Know the roles of Ferdinand II and Ferdinand III