Kett's rebellion: events, causes and significance

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1. Which of the following economic causes of the rebellion is specific to Kett's rebellion?

  • Inflation
  • Rents
  • Unemployment
  • Collapse of the textile industry
  • Enclosure
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2. Which of the following is NOT a reason why Kett's rebellion was a serious threat?

  • Rebels were well disciplined under Kett
  • The government was weakened by a new monarch and regime
  • Government forces were stretched and had to recruit mercenaries
  • Rebels besieged Norwich
  • There was no cross regional cooperation
  • It was the largest rising in 1549

3. Which of the following is NOT a reason why Kett's rebellion wasn't a serious threat?

  • It lacked aristocratic participation
  • The purpose was not to overthrow the government
  • It forced conflicts in Scotland and Spain to end
  • The rebellion didn't march on London

4. Where did Kett set up camp and write his list of articles?

  • just outside London
  • the Kent coast
  • Mousehold Heath
  • Norwich

5. What was the main religious cause of the rebellion

  • Incompetence of priests and clergy
  • Recently introduced legislation
  • Opposition to new monarch


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