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Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will learn about some of the categories that historians use to discuss different kinds of change - social, political and religious.

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6 Questions

Q1.
What was Oliver Cromwell elected as in 1628 and 1640?
Correct answer: A Member of Parliament
The general of the New Model Army
The king of England
The Lord Protector of England
Q2.
Cromwell wanted...
...to become king of England.
...to kill Charles I in 1640.
...to let Charles I escape to France by boat in 1649.
Correct answer: ...to negotiate a deal with King Charles I at the end of the First Civil War in 1646.
Q3.
In Ireland in 1650, Cromwell...
...chased after Charles I's son.
...dissolved the Rump Parliament.
Correct answer: ...massacred Catholics in Drogheda and Wexford.
...peacefully converted the country to Puritanism.
Q4.
In 1653, Cromwell...
...became King of England.
...died and was replaced by his son.
Correct answer: ...dissolved the Rump Parliament and the Parliament of Saints.
...fled to France.
Q5.
What did Cromwell and his Puritan followers do in the 1650s?
Banned anyone who was not a Puritan from worshipping as they wished.
Correct answer: Banned dancing, theatre, football and celebrating Christmas.
Became good friends with Charles I's son.
Dug up common lands and planted peas and cabbages on them.
Q6.
BONUS QUESTION! Which of these was Mr Olivey's 'deliberate' mistake?
Correct answer: He claimed that Cromwell signed Charles I's death warrant in 1650, rather than 1649.
He claimed that Oliver Cromwell was crowned king in 1653.
He forgot to mention the English Civil War.
He spelt Charles I's name wrong.

5 Questions

Q1.
When was the First English Civil War
1640
Correct answer: 1642 - 1646
1647
1648
Q2.
Which group demanded votes for almost all men at the Putney Debates?
Correct answer: The Levellers
The Quakers
The Ranters
The Royalists
Q3.
In 1649, Charles I was...
...crowned king of Scotland.
...made Lord Protector of England.
Correct answer: ...put on trial and executed.
...put on trial and found innocent.
Q4.
In 1653, Cromwell...
...became King of England.
...died and was replaced by his son.
Correct answer: ...dissolved the Rump Parliament.
...fled to France.
Q5.
What did Cromwell and his Puritan followers do in the 1650s?
Banned anyone who was not a Puritan from worshipping as they wished.
Correct answer: Banned dancing, theatre, football and celebrating Christmas.
Became good friends with Charles I's son.
Dug up common lands and planted peas and cabbages on them.

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UnitHistory / In what ways was Britain turned upside down in the seventeenth century?

History