Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe


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1. What was the result of the peasants' revolts?

2. Peasants had long been taxed, so why did the poll taxes in England result in the revolution of 1381?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Famine, unfair taxes, and Black Death: 14th-century Europe saw myriad adverse conditions that combined to cause turbulence among the peasants, who bore the brunt of these conditions. This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of these events, as well as outcomes of peasant uprisings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will require you to know the following information:

  • Contributing factors to peasant revolts
  • Dates of specific uprisings
  • Identification of the Great Schism
  • Definitions of key terms

Skills Practiced

You will gain practice with the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on peasant revolts in 14th-century Europe
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as ''Great Schism'' and ''Jacquerie''
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about factors that contributed to peasant revolts

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Fourteenth Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe contains the following objectives:

  • Examine circumstances that led to a peasant revolt in which they captured the Tower of London
  • Discuss the role Charles the Bad of Navarre played in French peasant uprisings
  • Explain how the Hundred Years' War aggravated conditions for peasants in England and France