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Oliver Cromwell Quiz

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Oliver Cromwell was the son of Thomas Cromwell who worked in which position?
A swineherd
A royal minister
A blacksmith
A knight-commander

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Cromwell, as he entered into politics, converted to what religious sect to which he would dedicate his life?
Puritanism
Roman Catholicism
Lutheranism
Methodism

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Throughout the mid-1640s, Cromwell served as a member of the English Parliament. What are the names of the two distinct parliamentary sessions which ran from 1640-1649?
The War and Peace Parliaments
The Night and Day Parliaments
The Red and Blue Parliaments
The Short and Long Parliaments

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For his sturdy demeanor in war and politics, which of the following nicknames did his fellows give Cromwell?
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Old Ironsides
The Iron Mule
The Golden Dagger
The Mountainside

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Cromwell joined the English Civil War of the 1640s on which side?
The monarchists
The parliamentarians
The papists
The socialists

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The people at the time referred to the Parliamentarians with which of the following peculiar names?
Silvertongues
Razorbacks
Roundheads
Sheepmouths

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Cromwell gained a large amount of his power around 1650 during what parliamentary session?
The Rump Parliament
The Hump Parliament
The Bump Parliament
The Dump Parliament

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The Parliamentarians which Cromwell joined fought against the monarchists who supported the reign of what despotic king?
James III
Nicholas I
Charles I
Michael IV

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In what year did Cromwell officially seize supreme political power over Great Britain?
1653
1659
1666
1674

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When Cromwell was officially in charge of Great Britain, what grandiose title did he assume?
God-Appointed-Governor-with-all-Due-Respect
Chancellor Supreme
Lord Protector
Governor of all Britons Past and Present

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Misguided in an attempt to stem civil wars, Cromwell enacted policies which persecuted and seized the lands of what minority group?
Romani
Spaniards
Huguenots
Roman Catholics

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Cromwell was honored in 1658 with a burial in what famous British chapel?
Westminster Abbey
Fairfax Abbey
Notre Dame
Notre Redemus

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In 1660, what king rose to power in England who desecrated Cromwell's body and tomb?
William VIII
Charles II
James I
Michael IV

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