Events of the First Civil War 1642-6

A quiz on the First English Civil War, which took place from 1642 to 1646. Test your knowledge!

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1. What was the first major battle of the Civil War?

  • The First Battle of Newbury
  • Marston Moor
  • Edgehill
  • Naseby
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2. Parliamentarians entered into an alliance with the Scots, fearing they would be unable to defeat the Royalists without outside help. In which year did this happen?

  • 1644
  • 1643
  • 1646
  • 1645

3. Charles's northern army was destroyed on 2 July 1644. Which battle was this?

  • Marston Moor
  • Battle of Seacroft Moor
  • Second Battle of Newbury
  • Battle of Naseby

4. Who began the war?

  • Parliament
  • The army
  • Charles I
  • Charles II

5. The Royalist army was crushed by the New Model Army at the Battle of Naseby. When did it take place?

  • June 1644
  • February 1666
  • June 1645
  • July 1645

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