The Formation of Modern Nation States


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Which statement correctly describes monarchs in 15th century Europe?

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1. Compare the approaches to nation-state building practiced by Henry VII and Henry VIII.

2. How did the Crusades lead to the growth of cities?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the formation of modern nation states. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the qualifications to be a nation state.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Ivan the Terrible's rise to power
  • Supreme Head of the Church of England
  • Improvements in France's infrastructure

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the formation of modern nation states
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the actions of King Henry VIII
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the impact of nation states on feudalism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled, The Formation of Modern Nation States. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify characteristics of feudalism
  • Understand how nations were viewed in Europe prior to the 1500s
  • Recognize the causes of feudalism's decline
  • Know notable monarchs who emerged during the era
  • Identify causes of the decline of the Church's influence