English Class System in the 18th Century


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Who was at the top of British society in the 1700s?

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1. In 18th Century England, who were the gentry?

2. In 18th Century England, which of these people were not in the middle class?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To do well on this quiz and worksheet, you must know about the different classes that existed in the 18th century English class system. Specific information assessed includes the professions common to members of the different classes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Knowledge of the following regarding 18th century England will be assessed:

  • Jobs held by the gentry
  • The gentry
  • Jobs for the poor

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the top of British society during the 1700s
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the members of the middle class in 18th century England
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the class system in England during the 18th century

Additional Learning

Learn more about the history of England by completing the lesson titled, English Class System in the 18th Century. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Distinguish between the classes
  • Know how wealth shifted in this time period
  • Understand the cause of the power shift