The Development of Monarchical Nation States: the Rise of Power


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How did feudalism organize society?

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1. Why did the Treaty of Westphalia allow the further development of the nation-state?

2. What is a nation-state?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the rise of monarchical nation-states. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the impact of the Treaty of Westphalia as well as the definition of feudalism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • How feudalism works
  • Political climate after the Thirty Years' War
  • Monarchical role in development of a nation-state

Skills Practiced

Students who take the quiz will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the rise of monarchical nation-states
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of a nation-state
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the power of the Holy Roman Empire

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled The Development of Monarchical Nation States: the Rise of Power. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify how feudalism affected national identity
  • Understand how the religious conflicts of the 17th century influenced the development of nation-states
  • Recognize notable examples of powerful nation-states from the era