The English Civil War: Summary, Causes, Effects & Timeline


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Which of the following was NOT a point of contention between Parliament and King Charles I prior to civil war?

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1. The session of Parliament Charles called in 1640 became known as the _____ Parliament.

2. In 1640, Charles I called Parliament for the first time in over a decade, because of grievances over the imposition of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the causes and effects of the English Civil War. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include points of contention between Parliament and King Charles I as well as the Battle of Edgehill in 1642.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Points of contention between Parliament and King Charles I
  • The session of Parliament that began in 1640
  • Execution date of King Charles I
  • The Battle of Edgehill in 1642

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the English Civil War in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the catalyst for the Scottish invasion in 1640
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions on the reign of King Charles I

Additional Learning

To learn more about English history, review the accompanying lesson titled The English Civil War: Summary, Causes, Effects & Timeline. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Relate the background of the English Civil War
  • Describe the role of King Charles I in the English Civil War
  • Identify two important battles in the English Civil War
  • Understand the events that led to the execution of King Charles I