The Peasants' Revolt 01
Two weeks holiday a year guaranteed was not a feature of the Statute of Labourers.

The Peasants' Revolt 01

Test your History skills in this KS3 quiz on the Peasants' Revolt. The Peasants' Revolt is also sometimes known as Wat Tyler's Rebellion. He didn't organise it but became the leader during the troubles. He probably wished that he hadn't, as he was killed during the negotiations with the Lord Mayor of London and the King. The Peasants' Revolt was not only the most extreme and widespread insurrection in English history but also the best-documented popular rebellion ever to have occurred during medieval times.

There were several causes of the Revolt. Europe had suffered the Black Death and about a third of the population had been wiped out. There was therefore a labour shortage and the landowners (barons and the Roman Catholic Church) feared that the peasants would ask for higher wages. A law (The Statute of Labourers of 1351) was passed to prevent this and life was therefore made much harder for the peasants, whose income came from working the land. When Edward III died, his successor was Richard II, who was only 10 years old. The country was therefore run by the barons who took advantage of the situation.

Did you know...

You can play all the teacher-written quizzes on our site for just £9.95 per month. Click the button to sign up or read more.

Sign up here
  1. The Peasants' Revolt took place in which year?
    Thirty years after the Black Death killed millions of people throughout Europe
  2. Which law of 1351 had already made people angry?
    Introduced by King Edward III to benefit the nobles and Catholic Church
  3. Which was not a feature of the Statute of Labourers?
    Labourers were required to work for the Catholic Church for free whenever they were asked to
  4. Who was the main leader of the Peasants' Revolt?
    He didn't start the revolt but became leader after the peasants captured Canterbury
  5. The rebels came from which two counties?
    Other smaller revolts took place around the country but were on a much smaller scale
  6. Who was King of England at the time of the Revolt?
    He was only 14 at the time!
  7. Which of these was not a cause of the unrest?
    A second poll tax introduced by John of Gaunt was the final thing that sparked off the Revolt
  8. At the time of the Revolt, England was at war with which country?
    The Hundred Years War, 1337-1453. It lasted more than 100 yrs but wasn't continuous. It placed a great financial burden on the King and nobles which is why the poll tax was introduced to make the people pay for it instead
  9. Which tax was the most immediate cause of the uprising?
    It was very unfair as rich and poor had to pay the same
  10. Who led the peasants alongside Wat Tyler?
    He was a priest who spoke out against how the Catholic Church exploited the peasants

The Tutor in Your Computer!

Quiz yourself clever - 3 free quizzes in every section

  • Join us (£9.95/month) to play over 4,000 more quizzes
  • Reinforce your school learning in the comfort of home
  • Build your confidence in National Curriculum subjects
  • Test yourself to identify gaps in learning
  • Revise fast for tests and exams

© Copyright 2016-2017 - Education Quizzes
TJS - Web Design Lincolnshire

Valid HTML5

We use cookies to make your experience of our website better.

To comply with the new e-Privacy directive, we need to ask for your consent - I agree - No thanks - Find out more