What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers


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The word used for the leaders of the Enlightenment was:

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1. In the the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the English parliament agreed to have which rulers ascend the throne of England?

2. Why did Thomas Hobbes think that absolute rulers were necessary?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the English Enlightenment. You will be quizzed on the movement's influential figures, concepts, and legacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Leaders behind the Enlightenment
  • Glorious Revolution of 1688
  • Writer and topics explored in Leviathan
  • British philosopher who influenced the American Founding Fathers
  • Legacy of the Enlightenment

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 characteristics of the English Enlightenment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the origins of the movement
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the leaders of the English Enlightenment

Additional Learning

To learn more about this movement, review the accompanying lesson called What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize the influence the English Enlightenment had on America's Founding Fathers
  • Identify the purpose of social sciences
  • Understand the two general themes of the Enlightenment
  • Know the roles that various philosophers played in the movement
  • Recognize the lasting legacy of the English Enlightenment