The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy


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Tension between Charles I and the English Parliament occured because:

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1. How was Cromwell able to aid the Protestant forces?

2. How was Cromwell able to secure his political position?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Who was Oliver Cromwell, what was his role in the English Civil War, and how did he rise to power during and following this conflict? Topics you'll need to know to pass this quiz include what forces fought in the English Civil War and how Cromwell ruled England.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The sides in the English Civil War
  • Cromwell's army
  • Cromwell's title as ruler of England
  • The definition of theocracy
  • Cromwell's laws

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson detailing events in the English Civil War and Cromwell's rule
  • Defining key concepts: ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as theocracy and Puritan
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding Cromwell's rise to power in England
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about who Oliver Cromwell was and the events leading to the English Civil War

Additional Learning

To learn more about this era and its major figures, review the accompanying lesson called The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • The differences between King Charles I and the English Parliament leading to the English Civil War
  • Oliver Cromwell's leadership of the Parliamentary forces
  • The defeat and subsequent fate of King Charles I
  • England under Cromwell's rule
  • Cromwell's death