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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Queen Elizabeth hesitate to take a more active part in the Protestant rebellion in Scotland?
(a) She fears retribution from Mary Stuart.
(b) Her country is short of funds, men, and ships.
(c) She fears French intervention on Scotland's behalf.
(d) She is Catholic.

2. What does the Earl of Leicester tell the French ambassador that Queen Elizabeth said about marriage when she was eight years-old?
(a) That she would marry six times like her father.
(b) That she would never marry.
(c) That she could not wait to marry.
(d) That she wanted to marry Leicester.

3. Why does Mary Stuart refuse to ratify the Treaty of Edinburgh?
(a) It gives Scotland to France.
(b) It gives Scotland to Spain.
(c) It gives Scotland to Elizabeth.
(d) It recognizes Elizabeth as Queen of England.

4. How do others see Lord Darnley?
(a) As a brainless, arrogant fool.
(b) As a brilliant politician.
(c) As a scholar.
(d) As a spiritual leader.

5. What happens to Lord Darnley in Edinburgh the day before he marries Mary Stuart?
(a) He is proclaimed King of Scotland.
(b) He gets the plague.
(c) He drowns.
(d) He is killed in a sword fight.

6. Why is Queen Elizabeth called "Queen of the Sea?"
(a) Because she swims a lot.
(b) Because of her interest in the Navy.
(c) Because England is a seafaring nation.
(d) Because she has a large Navy.

7. How does the author say teeth are cleaned during Queen Elizabeth's lifetime?
(a) Teeth were never cleaned then.
(b) By rubbing them with a cloth and using a toothpick.
(c) By rinsing the mouth with water and salt.
(d) By using a toothbrush just like people today use.

8. What do the Catholic bishops not want to do for Queen Elizabeth's coronation?
(a) Attend the ceremony.
(b) Bless the queen.
(c) Crown the queen.
(d) Offer prayers for the queen.

9. In Chapter 2 of <i>Elizabeth the Great</i>, who appoints himself Duke of Somerset and Protector and advisor to young King Edward after King Henry VIII's death?
(a) Edward Seymour, brother of the young king's dead mother.
(b) Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester.
(c) Thomas Seymour, brother of the young king's dead mother.
(d) Sir Christopher Hatton.

10. Who wants to marry Don Carlos, a criminal lunatic, to gain an alliance with Spain to help dethrone Elizabeth?
(a) Mary Stuart.
(b) Catherine Grey.
(c) Lettice Devereux.
(d) Elizabeth.

11. What religion does Catherine Parr encourage Princess Elizabeth and Prince Edward to study?
(a) Islam.
(b) The Reformed Church.
(c) Catholicism.
(d) Judaism.

12. How many people attend the state banquet in Westminster hall to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's coronation?
(a) 1,000.
(b) 50.
(c) 200.
(d) 12.

13. What does the author say hair is washed with during Queen Elizabeth's lifetime?
(a) Lavender and roses.
(b) Olive oil.
(c) Lye.
(d) Honeysuckle.

14. Who marries his son to Lady Jane Grey because of her place in the line of succession to the throne of England?
(a) Thomas Seymour.
(b) Sir Francis Drake.
(c) Philip Sidney.
(d) The Duke of Northumberland.

15. Who keeps Princess Elizabeth from her dying brother's bedside and intercepts her correspondence to the young king?
(a) Thomas Seymour.
(b) Edward Seymour.
(c) The Earl of Essex.
(d) The Duke of Northumberland.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who agrees to be the godmother to the infant son of Mary Stuart?

2. How long has Queen Elizabeth ruled England at 37 years-old?

3. According to the introduction, on what does the book focus?

4. Which of the following is not a place where glass is used in England as peacetime prosperity develops an increasing market for it?

5. Where does Queen Elizabeth send Mary Stuart to at the end of Chapter 11?

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