Thomas Becket and the Constitutions of Clarendon

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What was the highest position of authority within the Church of England?

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1. When Thomas Becket was chosen as Archbishop of Canterbury, what would have King Henry II most likely expected to happen?

2. Which of the following is NOT true about Thomas Becket?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will gauge your knowledge of Thomas Becket and the Constitutions of Clarendon. Topics covered include the highest position of authority within the Church of England and the appointment of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the 1162.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Highest position of authority within the Church of England
  • Archbishop of Canterbury in 1162
  • King appointing Becket as Archbishop
  • Roles of clergymen under the Clarendon Constitutions
  • Notable features in the life of Becket

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Becket and the Constitutions of Clarendon
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding the Constitutions of Clarendon and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related western civilization lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the feud between Becket and King Henry II, review the corresponding lesson titled Thomas Becket and the Constitutions of Clarendon. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand when and where the Church and State fought for power
  • Describe the nature of the conflict between Becket and King Henry II
  • Know why the King enacted the Constitutions of Clarendon
  • Appreciate Becket's response to these laws and what the King's own responses involved
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