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The Stuarts History Quiz #1 - The Political Nation

The period of 1603-1702 saw a time of great political, religious and social change. 10 Questions.

 
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The Stuart period of British history relates to what period of years?

  • 1603-1714
  • 1603-1702
  • 1603-1712
  • 1603-1718

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What does the term ''Political Nation'' refer to?

  • The King and his 'favourites' coexisting on issues.
  • The foreign policy attributed to the Crown.
  • The Crown and Court of the monarchy.
  • Members of society who influence how a country is ruled.

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Which of these members of the Political Nation are not part of the Parish officials?

  • Sheriffs
  • Churchwardens
  • Overseers of the Poor
  • Town officials

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Which of these 'prerogative' powers are given to the King?

  • All the the below.
  • Foreign diplomacy, as Head of State.
  • Declaration of War and Legislation
  • Religion, as Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

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Which of these forms of Crown income are approved by the Parliament?

  • Customs duties (Tonnage and Poundage)
  • Feudal dues
  • Subsidies
  • Crown lands

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What was the approximate population of England in 1603? (At the time there were approximately 120 peers and 20,000 gentry.)

  • 4,110,000
  • 5,670,000
  • 9,860,000
  • 18,880,000

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What was the minimum requirement (annual income) to be seen as being part of the Political Nation; as this was needed to qualify to vote for one's local Member of Parliament?

  • 10 shillings
  • 20 shillings (£1)
  • 40 shillings (£2)
  • 80 shillings (£4)

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What is meant by the term ''Great Chain of Being''?

  • An ordered society is set in place by God, in which everybody must accept their place.
  • It is a fatherly duty of those above others to look after interests of those beneath them.
  • A society controlled by men.
  • Political success was based on establishing a network of support.

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The first Stuart monarch of England, King James I, was previously (prior to 1603) the sole ruler of which other country for 36 years?

  • He did not hold the power of King previously.
  • France
  • Scotland
  • Denmark

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Although the landed gentry made up most of the Political Nation, which non-landed group of people began to grow in power; especially in the metropolis of London?

  • Merchants
  • Priests
  • Ambassadors
  • Knights

 

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