Elizabethan Poor Laws of 1601


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The Elizabethan Poor Law was enacted in what year?

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1. Under the Elizabethan law, what was one of the types of relief available for the poor?

2. In 1563, who was given the task to divide the poor into three categories?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess when the Elizabethan Poor Law was enacted and the Reformation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Year the Elizabethan Poor Law was enacted
  • Types of relief available for the poor
  • Overseer of the Poor

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related criminal justice lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of relief that were available for the poor
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Reformation

Additional Learning

To learn more about these laws, review the accompanying lesson titled Elizabethan Poor Laws of 1601. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review the Reformation and how it changed things
  • Identify the initial Poor Laws and how the poor were categorized
  • Learn the duties of the Overseer of the Poor
  • Understand the different types of relief that were available to the poor
  • Recall the issues surrounding the Poor Law