Kett's rebellion: events, causes and significance

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1. Which of the following is NOT a reason why Kett's rebellion was a serious threat?

  • The government was weakened by a new monarch and regime
  • It was the largest rising in 1549
  • Rebels besieged Norwich
  • Rebels were well disciplined under Kett
  • There was no cross regional cooperation
  • Government forces were stretched and had to recruit mercenaries
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2. Which of the following economic causes of the rebellion is specific to Kett's rebellion?

  • Collapse of the textile industry
  • Rents
  • Unemployment
  • Enclosure
  • Inflation

3. How did Kett's Rebellion begin?

  • Outrage at the introduction of the Edwardian Prayer book
  • An attack on enclosure fences at a community feast
  • The murder of a local JP

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

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

5. Was Kett's rebellion...

  • Protestant?
  • Catholic?

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