The English Reformation: History and Timeline


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Why did Henry VIII break with the Roman Catholic Church?

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1. How is Edward VI commonly remembered in English history?

2. Which English monarch remained devoutly Catholic and reinstated English Catholicism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the events of the English Reformation. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the reinstatement of Catholicism after Henry VIII as well as Elizabeth I's attitude toward religion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Henry VIII's break with the Roman Catholic Church
  • Religious views of English monarchs
  • Impact of the Elizabethan Settlement

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the events of the English Reformation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Edward VI
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Elizabeth I's role in the Reformation

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on The English Reformation: History and Timeline. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the measures Henry VIII took to break with the Catholic Church
  • Recognize the respective efforts of Edward VI and Queen Mary to alter the faith of England
  • Understand the compromise reached under Elizabeth I to unify the country's religion