Tipo di esercizi
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Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso
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The Stuarts and the Civil War
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James I
Complete the text with the correct information.

After Elizabeth, the first ________ descendant, James VI, King of ________, became King of England as James I. During his reign the danger of civil war was reduced even if he ignored ________ and was convinced to represent ________ on earth.
He joined Scotland, England and ________ forming 'Great Britain' and introduced a distinctive ________, called the Union Jack.
He took under his patronage ________ and his company, the King's Men, and other poets like John Donne. He commissioned the architect ________ to build the Queen's House at Greenwich, which he gave his wife Anne as a gift.
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The Commonwealth
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: In 1666 Cromwell divided the country into eleven military regions under major generals.
B: He introduced Puritan rules, which strictly limited people's lives.
C: The republic promoted foreign trade and both the merchant and the war fleet expanded rapidly.
D: The Navigation Acts of 1651 gave British ships a sort of monopoly of trade.
E: After Cromwell's death, Charles I was invited to come back from France and so the monarchy was restored.
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James I's reign
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A year before his coronation, James held a conference at Greenwich House to sign a peace treaty with Spain. This began Spanish claims on the Scottish throne and put an end to English attacks on Spanish trains returning from Asia.
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James I and Puritanism
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: In 1608 the king met some bishops and Puritans at Hampton Court.
B: King James wanted to solve the conflict that had arisen between the bishops and extreme Protestants.
C: They reached an agreement on baptism, ordination and the civil role of the Church.
D: James also ordered a translation of the Bible, which had never been done before.
E: The King James Bible is considered one of the masterpieces of English literature.
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The Gunpowder Plot
Complete the text with the words below.

The ________ had been excluded from the meeting between the king and the ________: a group of them, led by ________, organised the Gunpowder Plot to blow up ________ on 5th November 1605. The ________ was uncovered and the plotters were ________. The Catholics were not ________ but the ________ of the plot is celebrated every 5th November as 'Bonfire Night'. Moreover, dissent started being treated as ________; many dissenters began leaving for the ________; among these were the Pilgrim Fathers, who set off for America on the Mayflower and founded Plymouth in Massachusetts.
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Charles I
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Charles I
A: loved art and patronised painters like Rubens and van Dyck.
B: married Henrietta Maria, the Protestant daughter of the King of Spain.
C: ruled eleven years with the support of Parliament.
D: was denied money by the Commons that were strongly Protestant.
E: thought that he was king by divine right and did not accept the Petition of Right of 1628, which stated that the king could not impose taxes without the consent of the Commons.
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Charles I and the Civil War
Choose the correct alternative to complete the text.

In 1635 the king imposed a tax for the defence of ________ towns. As he also needed money to pay his ________ to fight a rebellion in Scotland, he was obliged to summon the so-called ________ Parliament in 1640, which ________ to give him the money.
The so-called ________ Parliament, elected in the same year, showed the change in wealth that had taken place in those years. Economic power was moving from the medieval Church and the landed aristocracy to a rising ________ class of small landowners, city merchants and the professions. These all wanted the king to be ________ to Parliament, that started passing laws to ________ the king's powers. In 1642 the Civil War began: Charles raised an army of Royalists and declared war on the king's opponents, the Parliamentarians.
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The two parties
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Between 1642 and 1649, the Royalists and the Parliamentarians kept fighting.
B: It was a struggle between tyranny, expressed by Stuart absolutism, and liberty, represented by Parliament.
C: It was not a class conflict.
D: The Royalists were also called Cavaliers, and the Parliamentarians were also called Roundheads because they had long hair.
E: The Royalists were concentrated in Wales, Cornwall and the west of England.
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The two parties
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The Roundheads
A: were not supported in the city of London, the sea ports and eastern England.
B: had an army, called the New Model Army, made up of professional soldiers and the cavalry.
C: were led by an MP called Oliver Cromwell.
D: failed to capture Charles I in 1648.
E: formed the 'Rump' Parliament.
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The Commonwealth
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. The ________ Parliament abolished the ________ and introduced the '________', a republic.
2. The House of Lords ________.
3. Cromwell fought in Ireland and in Scotland with the New ________ Army.
4. In Scotland, in particular, Cromwell fought against the Scottish ________ who had crowned Charles I's ________, Charles II, King of Scotland.
5. Charles II succeeded in escaping to ________ and Cromwell became the 'Lord ________ of England, Scotland and Ireland'.
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