Robert Walpole: Biography & Significance


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Robert Walpole effectively established what office in British politics?

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1. Robert Walpole became one of the most influential Whig politicians in British history. The Whig political party was defined by its belief in what?

2. Most of Robert Walpole's time as Prime Minister was spent focused on what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess what you know about Robert Walpole's life with these study tools. Find out by answering questions on topics like the office he initiated in England's political system and what the Whig party represented.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • How Robert Walpole spent much of his time working in politics
  • Something Robert Walpole did to make sure he maintained his influence in Parliament
  • The leader under whom Robert Walpole secured the power of the Whig party

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Robert Walpole's life
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Whig party in British politics
  • Making connections - use understanding of Robert Walpole's life and how it was connected to British Parliament

Additional Learning

Learn more about the subject via the lesson entitled Robert Walpole: Biography & Significance. You'll be going over the following facts:

  • How the monarchy of England functions today
  • When did Robert Walpole come to power in England
  • Robert Walpole's early life
  • Who were the Whigs
  • How Robert Walpole's political power become more prominent after the Queen died