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The Anarchy in England: Facts & Civil War

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The Anarchy occurred between the rules of which two English monarchs?

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1. What event most directly laid the foundation for the Anarchy?

2. Who did Henry I name as his successor after his son died?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This brief quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of the Anarchy in England. The worksheet can be printed with or without an answer key.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will find the following topics in the quiz questions:

  • Two English monarchs between which the Anarchy occurred
  • Event that laid the foundation for the Anarchy
  • Who Henry I named as his successor
  • Reasons the English lords recognized Stephen as the King of England
  • What led to Henry Plantagenet reconquering England

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Anarchy in England
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the event that led to the Anarchy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why the English lords acknowledged Stephen as the King following Henry I's death, and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Explore this topic further by reviewing the related lesson titled The Anarchy in England: Facts & Civil War. Here's a snapshot of what the lesson covers:

  • The Norman Duke, William the Conqueror
  • Stephen of Blois naming himself king
  • Robert Gloucester as a defector
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