Change Caused by Revolutions, Coups & Wars


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Which of these had coup-like features?

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1. What best defines a revolution?

2. Which of these words describes the usual targets for a coup?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This worksheet focuses on how revolutions, coups, and wars cause change. Topics discussed in the quiz include the definition of a revolution, as well as which revolutions were more like a coup.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to learn about:

  • Groups normally targeted during a coup
  • Conflict that focused on a specific issue, rather than a ruler
  • Concepts and definitions related to revolutions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about political and social conflicts
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about revolutions in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as revolution and coup

Additional Learning

To learn more about revolutions, review the accompanying lesson called Change Caused by Revolutions, Coups & Wars. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the American Revolution
  • Get a better understanding of the differences between a coup, revolution, and civil war
  • Discuss the Wars of the Roses and the Glorious Revolution