Petition of Right of 1628: Definition & Summary


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The heavyhanded tactics by which monarch caused the creation of the Petition of Right?

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1. Who gives a reigning monarch the right to rule by Divine Right?

2. Charles I believed that his financial decisions need not be approved by Parliament. This is an example of ruling by what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Petition of Right of 1628 is a famous constitutional document of England. This quiz and worksheet combination aims to test your grasp on this document through asking questions relative to the political climate at the time it was created as well as its purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be asked questions pertaining to:

  • Divine Right
  • Which group initiated Petition of Right
  • Monarch whose rule prompted the document's creation
  • Comparable U.S. document

Skills Practiced

As you review the lesson, note the following study skills will be put into practice on the quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related European history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Divine Right
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the financial decisions of King Charles I

Additional Learning

Learn more by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Petition of Right of 1628: Definition & Summary, which addresses the following:

  • King Charles I
  • Divine Right, Royal Prerogative, and forced loans
  • Passage and acceptance of the petition
  • Road to the English Civil War