Landed Gentry: Definition & Explanation - Quiz & Worksheet


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Why were baronets, despite having a title and land, considered part of the landed gentry and not a proper peer?

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1. From which of the following could landed gentry collect income to maintain their social status?

2. Which of the following is an example of a class that would traditionally have been considered part of the landed gentry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of landed gentry. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the poorest class of landed gentry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Income sources for landed gentry
  • Difference between baronets and the peerage
  • Classes within landed gentry

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 landed gentry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the classes of landed gentry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the first book to document all landed gentry in Great Britain

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Landed Gentry: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term and characteristics of landed gentry
  • Understand the social ladder of the era
  • Recognize the history and practice of landed gentry