The Restoration Period in English Literature: Timeline & Overview


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From what year did the Restoration period began, and when did it end?

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1. What did Enlightenment thinkers emphasize?

2. Why is the deposition of James II termed the Glorious Revolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the Restoration period in literature. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the years encompassing the Restoration period as well as a description of Restoration comedy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Dates of the Restoration period
  • Emphasis of Enlightenment era thinkers
  • Description of Restoration comedy
  • Definition of heroic couplets

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Restoration period in literature
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Restoration comedies
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the popular rhyme scheme of the era
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the the reign of James II

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled The Restoration Period in English Literature: Timeline & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the time frame that encompasses the Restoration period in literature
  • Relate the political and philosophical context of the Restoration period
  • Understand the effects the Restoration had on drama, poetry, and prose