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Absolutism: 3 main monarchs + other English monarchs

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  • Q1
    What does sovereignty mean?
    The authority to make decisions about running a country
    The King controls all aspects of the state
    The ruler's power is derived from God
    The ruler's power is derived from the people
  • Q2
    What does absolutism mean?
    The King has total control in running the state
    The King derives power from God This is a wrong answer
    The authority to run the state
    The King derives power from the people
  • Q3

    What does divine right mean?

    The authority to control the state

    The King derives power from the people

    Total control over all aspects of the state

    The King derives power from God

  • Q4

    What is a limited monarchy?

    People have a right to rebel if King violates their rights

    The King and the Parliament share power

    The King has all the power

    The Parliament has most of the power

  • Q5
    How did Peter the Great change the lives of Russian women?
    He mandated that they wear a veil in public
    He strengthened the power of their husbands
    He allowed them to join parliament
    He increased their rights, like the right to divorce and socialize in mixed groups
  • Q6
    Why did Louis XIV build Versailles?
    To increase his power & display the grandeur of the monarchy
    To help win the 30 yrs war
    To win over rural nobles and collect more taxes
    To restrict the rights of French Protestants
  • Q7
    Who did Louis XIV put on his royal council?
    New nobles that he created (Nobles of Robe)
    Old hereditary nobles (Princes of the Blood)
    Only his closest advisers like Mazarin and Richelieu
    Church leaders
  • Q8
    What did the Edict of Fontainbleu do?
    It raised money for foreign wars
    It authorized the building of Versailles
    It took away rights of French Protestants
    It made illegal for Catholics to hold office
  • Q9
    How did Peter the Great reform Russia?
    He increased the rights of the nobles
    He rebuilt Moscow
    He made it more modern and more western
    He increased the power of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Q10

    Which issue did NOT divided Charles I & Parliament?


    Military-- Unauthorized wars 


    Political--Parliament's right to elect the monarch

  • Q11

    What action proves that Cromwell did not share sovereignty?

    He dissolved Parliament and began military rule (martial law)

    He abolished the monarchy

    He created a republic

    He created the New Model Army

  • Q12

    1. That the pretended power of suspending the laws or the execution of laws by regal authority without consent of Parliament is illegal;

    4. That levying money for or to the use of the Crown by pretense of prerogative, without grant of Parliament, for longer time, or in other manner than the same is or shall be granted, is illegal;

    5. That it is the right of the subjects to petition the king, and all commitments and prosecutions for such petitioning are illegal;

    6. That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of Parliament, is against law;

    7. That the subjects which are Protestants may have arms for their defence suitable to their conditions and as allowed by law;

    8. That election of members of Parliament ought to be free;

    13. And that for redress of all grievances, and for the amending, strengthening and preserving of the laws, Parliaments ought to be held frequently.

    Source: English Bill of Rights 1689

    What does the source above reveal about the effects of Charles I and the English Civil War upon English history?

    William and Mary were the victors of the English Civil War.

    Charles I's successors maintained absolute power for the rest of English history.

    Parliament wanted to prevent another absolutist monarch from coming to the throne.


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