History: High School: 9th and 10th Grade Quiz - The Peasants' Revolt (Questions)

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The Peasants' Revolt is also known as Wat Tyler's Rebellion. It 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.

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1. The Peasants' Revolt took place in which year?
[ ] 1361
[ ] 1371
[ ] 1381
[ ] 1391
2. Which law of 1351 had already made people angry?
[ ] The Edict of Peasants
[ ] The Law of Landowners' Rights
[ ] The Statute of Labourers
[ ] The Workers' Charter
3. Which was not a feature of the Statute of Labourers?
[ ] A limit on wages
[ ] Peasant laborers could not be set free from landowners
[ ] Peasants could not look for better work in other villages
[ ] Two weeks holiday a year guaranteed
4. Who was the main leader of the Peasants' Revolt?
[ ] Sam Tyler
[ ] Tom Wyler
[ ] Wat Tyler
[ ] Will Taylor
5. The rebels came from which two counties?
[ ] Hampshire and Dorset
[ ] Kent and Essex
[ ] Middlesex and Surrey
[ ] Norfolk and Suffolk
6. Who was King of England at the time of the Revolt?
[ ] Edward II
[ ] Henry IV
[ ] Richard II
[ ] Richard III
7. Which of these was not a cause of the unrest?
[ ] Religious discontent as the Church had too much money
[ ] Selling off farmland to foreign countries
[ ] Taxation
[ ] War
8. At the time of the Revolt, England was at war with which country?
[ ] France
[ ] Germany
[ ] Portugal
[ ] Spain
9. Which tax was the most immediate cause of the uprising?
[ ] Income tax
[ ] Land tax
[ ] Poll tax
[ ] Window tax
10. Who lead the peasants alongside Wat Tyler?
[ ] Jack Bell
[ ] James Beal
[ ] Joe Bull
[ ] John Ball
History: High School: 9th and 10th Grade Quiz - The Peasants' Revolt (Answers)
1. The Peasants' Revolt took place in which year?
[ ] 1361
[ ] 1371
[x] 1381
[ ] 1391
2. Which law of 1351 had already made people angry?
[ ] The Edict of Peasants
[ ] The Law of Landowners' Rights
[x] The Statute of Labourers
[ ] The Workers' Charter
Introduced by King Edward III
3. Which was not a feature of the Statute of Labourers?
[ ] A limit on wages
[ ] Peasant laborers could not be set free from landowners
[ ] Peasants could not look for better work in other villages
[x] Two weeks holiday a year guaranteed
4. Who was the main leader of the Peasants' Revolt?
[ ] Sam Tyler
[ ] Tom Wyler
[x] Wat Tyler
[ ] Will Taylor
5. The rebels came from which two counties?
[ ] Hampshire and Dorset
[x] Kent and Essex
[ ] Middlesex and Surrey
[ ] Norfolk and Suffolk
6. Who was King of England at the time of the Revolt?
[ ] Edward II
[ ] Henry IV
[x] Richard II
[ ] Richard III
He was only 14 at the time!
7. Which of these was not a cause of the unrest?
[ ] Religious discontent as the Church had too much money
[x] Selling off farmland to foreign countries
[ ] Taxation
[ ] War
8. At the time of the Revolt, England was at war with which country?
[x] France
[ ] Germany
[ ] Portugal
[ ] Spain
The Hundred Years War, 1337-1453 (It lasted more than 100 yrs!)
9. Which tax was the most immediate cause of the uprising?
[ ] Income tax
[ ] Land tax
[x] Poll tax
[ ] Window tax
It was very unfair as rich and poor had to pay the same
10. Who lead the peasants alongside Wat Tyler?
[ ] Jack Bell
[ ] James Beal
[ ] Joe Bull
[x] John Ball