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The Glorious Revolution Review Worksheet Answer Key


1. When did the Glorious Revolution take place?
1. 1688
2. Who was the King of England at the time of the Glorious Revolution?
2. King James II
3. What religion was King James II?
3. Roman Catholic
4. Why was King James' religion a problem for the members of Parliament and the people of England?
4. They were afraid that he would want to make Catholicism the official religion.
5. Before the Glorious Revolution, who did Parliament and the people of England hope would become the next monarch of England? Why?
5. They hoped that James II's daughter, Mary would become queen because she was a Protestant.
6. How was this hope dashed?
6. James II's wife gave birth to a son who became heir to the English throne.
7. What did Parliament do after the birth of James's son?
7. Withdrew their support from James II, offered the throne to James's daughter, Mary, and her husband, William.
8. What did James II do when William of Orange invaded England?
8. Fled to France.
9. What is meant by the term, "bloodless revolution" and how did it apply to the Glorious Revolution?
9. A bloodless revolution is a transfer of power between rulers/governments without fighting or deaths. The Glorious Revolution saw the transfer of power from James II to William and Mary without any bloodshed.
10. How did the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and its aftermath ensure that the English monarchy would thereafter be limited in power?
10. Parliament's support was now essential for the rule of any monarch. Parliament had the power to remove or crown monarchs. The monarch was now subject to rule of law.