The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance - Quiz & Worksheet


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How did the Constitutions of Clarendon limit Papal power while increasing King Henry II's power?

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1. How did King Henry III increase his own power with his reissuing of the Magna Carta?

2. Why did King John agree to the Magna Carta?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Magna Carta and the Constitutions of Clarendon are a vital part of English history and this quiz and worksheet will help test your knowledge of these charters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Creator of the Constitutions of Clarendon
  • Reissue of the Magna Carta
  • English king who agreed to the terms set in the Magna Carta
  • Title of Thomas Becket

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the Magna Carta to discuss the changes it made in English society
  • Critical thinking - apply what you have learned about the Constitutions of Clarendon and the Magna Carta to see this period in England in a different light
  • Information recall - access what you've learned to identify the social group that gained more authority through the Magna Carta

Additional Learning

To learn more about this period in English history, review the lesson titled The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Examine the High Middle Ages
  • Define key terms such as Crusade and classical education
  • Explore the role of classical education during this period
  • Analyze the position of Thomas Becket