Old Empires in the Mid-17th Century: History, Timeline & Characteristics


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Why was the Ottoman Empire's failure to take Vienna a major turning point in its history?

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1. The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth featured a strong representative assembly called the _____.

2. Which description best characterizes the role and importance of the Hapsburg family in 17th century Europe?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Throughout the course of history, empires rise and fall. Use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of the majors empires of the mid-17th century.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Austria and its vassal territories
  • Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
  • Failures of the Ottoman Empire
  • How the Prussian state differed from its rivals

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 mid-17th century empires
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how events influenced the rise and downfall of specific empires
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the major empires of the era

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the History of Mid-17th Century Empires. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the characteristics of old empires
  • Understand the position of the Holy Roman Empire during this time
  • Define the political and martial conflict within Poland
  • Understand the restructuring of the Ottoman Empire during the 17th century