Medieval England's Impact on Modern Democratic Thought


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In what year did William the Conqueror invade England?

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1. Who decided the cases in an English court?

2. What is the name for the English system of law?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of modern democratic thought's roots in Medieval England. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include who decided cases in English courts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • William the Conqueror's invasion of England
  • English system of law
  • The signing of the Magna Carta

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on modern democratic thought's roots in Medieval England
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the English court system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the term requiring prisoners to know why they are imprisoned

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on modern democratic thought's roots in Medieval England, entitled Medieval England's Impact on Modern Democratic Thought. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify basic characteristics of Medieval England
  • Understand the difficulties William the Conqueror faced dealing with English courts
  • Recognize the impact of the Magna Carta
  • Know the importance of the Peasants' Revolt