The English Civil War: Failure of the Monarchy & Rise of Theocracy


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Which of the following did NOT contribute to the friction between Parliament and King Charles I?

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1. The creation of _____ helped turn the tide of the English Civil War in Parliament's favor.

2. Cromwell's rule in England was marked by the introduction of _____ religious practices.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many countries have been mired in a civil war, and this worksheet/quiz pairing will test your understanding of the English Civil War. For example, some quiz questions ask you to complete fill-in-the-blank statements to help you see what you know.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the quiz, assessment questions will test you on the:

  • Areas of England that sided with the English king at the start of the civil war
  • Event that helped Parliament gain ground in the English Civil War
  • Causes of the English Civil War
  • Execution of King Charles I
  • New religious practices instituted at the conclusion of the civil war

Skills Practiced

Increase your aptitude for using these skill sets by completing the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the English Civil War from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the British monarchy to see why there was friction between Parliament and King Charles I
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the rule of Oliver Cromwell in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the execution of Charles I

Additional Learning

Learn more by watching the accompanying video lesson entitled The English Civil War: Failure of the Monarchy & Rise of Theocracy. The key objectives met in the lesson include:

  • Learn the history of other civil wars around the world
  • Understand the historical relationship between Scotland and England
  • Know why having the Stuart dynasty on the English throne was difficult
  • Understand why the creation of the Church of England became a problem for Charles I
  • Define Rump Parliament and identify the action they took against the English king
  • Identify the first declaration made by the Convention Parliament