Elizabethan Era Class System


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When was the reign of Queen Elizabeth?

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1. Which class was at the top of the social pyramid in the Elizabethan era?

2. Which of these social classes had to work with their hands in Elizabethan England?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Elizabethan England followed a strict social class system, which this quiz and printable worksheet will test your knowledge of. Practice question will look at the rankings of social classes, the historical period of Elizabeth's reign, and descriptions of social class.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics discussed in quiz questions include the following:

  • Time period of Queen Elizabeth's reign
  • Top class during the Elizabethan era
  • The gentry class
  • Social class that did manual labor
  • The nobility's actions toward the poor

Skills Practiced

Demonstrate your ability in the following skill areas:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ranking on the social pyramid and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the time frame of the Elizabethan Era
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding relations between the poor and the nobility and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about Elizabethan social hierarchies from the related lesson

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this historical topic by taking a look at the complementary lesson, which is titled Elizabethan Era Class System. Various objectives are covered by the lesson, such as:

  • Understand the historical context of the Elizabethan Era
  • Identify the structure of the social class system
  • Define key terms, such as gentry and nobility
  • Explain how social mobility worked in Elizabethan England