The Role of Societal Revolutions in History


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Which was both a political and social revolution?

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1. Which was a social revolution lasting throughout the 18th century and emphasizing reason, humanism, and skepticism?

2. Which of the following is NOT true of a social revolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of how social and political revolutions are connected to history. Questions will ask you to identify specific revolutions and answer general concept questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will test your knowledge of:

  • Which revolution was both political and social
  • Characteristics of a social revolution
  • Which social revolution was accompanied by advances in steam technology and iron production
  • The social revolution linked to the heliocentric model of the universe
  • Which social revolution emphasized reason and humanism

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of social and political revolutions to recognize different characteristics of each
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific characteristics of a social revolution to recognize what must or must not happen
  • Knowledge application - use your new understanding to recognize which revolution was accompanied by both social and political occurrences

Additional Learning

For more information about the different kinds of revolutions, review the lesson titled The Role of Societal Revolutions in History. You will learn new ideas such as:

  • Which revolution was characterized by new ideas about gender and sexuality
  • When the Scientific Revolution took place
  • What aspects of our modern views originated in the Enlightenment