Westphalia and Peace of Augsburg: States' Rise to Sovereignty and Decline of the Empire


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Prior to the Reformation, the Holy Roman Empire

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1. Among the following religious groups, which one did the Peace of Augsburg give the official right to exist within the Holy Roman Empire?

2. Why did the French aid the Swedes in their fight against the Holy Roman Empire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet help you assess your knowledge of the Peace of Augsburg and of Westphalia along with the events that led up to them. In order to pass the included quiz, you need to be familiar with topics such as the 30 Years' War and the state of the Holy Roman Empire before the Reformation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize this quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of:

  • The Holy Roman Empire before the Reformation
  • The religious group made legal during the Peace of Augsburg
  • Participants in the 30 Years' War
  • Treaty that ended the 30 Years' War
  • Results of the Peace of Westphalia

Skills Practiced

Practice these following skills when you work through the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the 30 Years' War and its participants from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Peace of Westphalia and how it impacted the Holy Roman Empire in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Peace of Augsburg

Additional Learning

Learn more in the corresponding lesson, Westphalia and Peace of Augsburg: States' Rise to Sovereignty and Decline of the Empire. It covers these objectives:

  • Examine religious life in Europe under the Holy Roman Empire
  • Identify the roles of Martin Luther and John Calvin in the move from Catholicism to Protestantism for some parts of Europe
  • Discover how the Peace of Augsburg changed the governing of Europe by the Holy Roman Empire and its princes
  • Explore the connection between the 30 Years' War and the Peace of Augsburg
  • Investigate the events of the 30 Years' War
  • Understand the terms of the Peace of Westphalia