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. 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?

  • 1643
  • 1645
  • 1646
  • 1644
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2. What was the first major battle of the Civil War?

  • Edgehill
  • Marston Moor
  • Naseby
  • The First Battle of Newbury

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

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

4. In early October 1642, how many Cornishmen rose up in support of Charles I?

  • 10,000
  • 5,000
  • 6,000
  • 20,000

5. Parliament established the New Model Army in 1645. Who was appointed its lord general?

  • Monck
  • Sir Thomas Fairfax
  • Richard Cromwell
  • Oliver Cromwell

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