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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of ships is the English channel swarming with at the beginning of Chapter 12?
(a) Pirate ships.
(b) Spanish ships.
(c) French ships.
(d) Swedish ships.

2. How does Queen Elizabeth revive the Royal Navy?
(a) She sends medicine to ailing sailors.
(b) She increases sailors' wages and builds strong ships.
(c) She drafts more men into the Navy.
(d) She offers titles and lands for joining the Navy.

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

4. Who expects to be named Queen Elizabeth's "heiress-presumptive"?
(a) Mary Stuart.
(b) Kat Ashley.
(c) Lady Lennox.
(d) Catherine Grey.

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

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

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

8. Who shows over familiarity with the queen by taking her napkin out of her hand to wipe his sweaty face during a tennis game?
(a) Philip Sidney.
(b) Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester.
(c) King Philip of Spain.
(d) The Duke of Norfolk.

9. When Queen Elizabeth hesitates to intervene in the Protestant rebellion in Scotland, how does William Cecil persuade her to take action?
(a) He tells her the nobles support war.
(b) He asks Lord Robert Dudley to persuade her.
(c) He tells her Mary Stuart has declared war.
(d) He threatens to resign.

10. When Mary Stuart demands that Queen Elizabeth send her clothes suitable for her position, what does one of Elizabeth's maids send Mary?
(a) A needle and thread to sew her own clothing.
(b) A patched and ragged dress.
(c) A golden, pearl-studded dress.
(d) Two worn-out chemises, a length of black velvet, and shoes.

11. What does the French ambassador tell the Spanish ambassador about the way Queen Elizabeth spent New Year's Night in 1566?
(a) He says she danced and played the virginals.
(b) He says she slept with the Earl of Leicester that night.
(c) He says she got drunk.
(d) He says she watched a play.

12. Who becomes Lord High Admiral of the English navy after King Henry VIII's death?
(a) Sir Francis Drake.
(b) Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester.
(c) Sir Christopher Hatton.
(d) Thomas Seymour, Somerset's brother & Edward's uncle.

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

14. Where is the Duke of Norfolk sent to at the end of Chapter 12?
(a) France.
(b) Italy.
(c) Scotland.
(d) The Tower.

15. What is Queen Elizabeth's reaction when her Privy Council finds insufficient evidence to charge Norfolk with treason?
(a) She hires an assassin to kill Norfolk.
(b) She has Norfolk poisoned in secret to make sure he is dead.
(c) She says she will behead him by her own authority and faints.
(d) She is relieved and publicly thanks God.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when the Scottish Lords try to rescue Mary Stuart from Tutbury Castle where she is being held?

2. What is William Cecil's relationship with Elizabeth in Chapter 4?

3. Who does the Spanish Ambassador Don Gerau de Spies plot to marry to Mary Stuart to restore Catholicism to England?

4. What happens to Lord Darnley in Edinburgh the day before he marries Mary Stuart?

5. According to King Henry's will, what is the order of succession to the throne?

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