Witchcraft in the Jacobean Era

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When was the Jacobean era in English history?

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1. How did James I feel about witchcraft?

2. Which English author produced a work in the Jacobean era that helped define British attitudes about witchcraft for centuries?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This helpful quiz and worksheet will assess how much you truly know about witches in the Jacobean era. The quiz requires you to be familiar with how the Jacobean society developed their beliefs about witches.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz covers:

  • What the Jacobean era of English history is
  • How James I felt about witchcraft
  • An English author who helped define British attitudes about witchcraft
  • What the fear of witches in Jacobean society reflected
  • Beliefs about how witches got their powers

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about witches in the Jacobean era
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about James I and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the English author who was instrumental in defining how the British felt about witchcraft

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled Witchcraft in the Jacobean Era. Here's a glance at topics covered in the lesson:

  • An overview of religion in Jacobean England
  • The Gunpowder Plot in 1605
  • What practices like healing magic were associated with
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