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What was the Enlightenment?

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the big ideas which people were getting excited about in the eighteenth century. Some of these ideas were so powerful, they went on to help cause revolutions.

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End of lesson Quiz

Using what you have learnt today, see if you can answer the following questions

Q1.What do historians call the eighteenth century movement which developed ideas that challenged the authority of monarchs and the Church?

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Q2.Which of the following were Enlightenment ideas?

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Q3.Which of the following were Enlightenment thinkers?

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Q4.Which of these is another name for the enlightenment

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Q5.Which of the following ideas is most closely associated with Montesquieu?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Unit quizzes are being retired in August 2023

Why we're removing unit quizzes from the website >
Quiz:

End of lesson Quiz

Using what you have learnt today, see if you can answer the following questions

Q1.What do historians call the eighteenth century movement which developed ideas that challenged the authority of monarchs and the Church?

1/5

Q2.Which of the following were Enlightenment ideas?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following were Enlightenment thinkers?

3/5

Q4.Which of these is another name for the enlightenment

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Q5.Which of the following ideas is most closely associated with Montesquieu?

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Lesson summary: What was the Enlightenment?

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