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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose household does Princess Elizabeth live in after her father's death?
(a) Her half sister, Mary Tudor.
(b) The Duke of Somerset.
(c) Mary Stuart.
(d) Her stepmother, Catherine Parr, the Queen Dowager.

2. Where does Queen Elizabeth send Mary Stuart to at the end of Chapter 11?
(a) Hatfield Palace.
(b) Tutbury Castle.
(c) Spain.
(d) France.

3. What married man does Mary Stuart take as her lover in Chapter 11?
(a) Lord Bothwell.
(b) Lord Lennox.
(c) King Philip of Spain.
(d) The Earl of Leicester.

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

5. How old is Elizabeth when she becomes queen of England?
(a) 50.
(b) 25.
(c) 12.
(d) 32.

6. What disease does Queen Elizabeth contract and nearly die of?
(a) Pneumonia.
(b) Smallpox.
(c) Cancer.
(d) Diptheria.

7. During her era, what is unusual about the way Queen Elizabeth bathes?
(a) She bathes her entire body in an oval bath.
(b) She bathes in icy water.
(c) She only bathes once a year.
(d) She does not use soap.

8. Which of the following is not a place where glass is used in England as peacetime prosperity develops an increasing market for it?
(a) Bathing pools
(b) Church altars.
(c) Drinking and looking glasses.
(d) Windows of great houses and shops.

9. Who agrees to be the godmother to the infant son of Mary Stuart?
(a) Queen Elizabeth.
(b) Kat Ashley.
(c) Lady Lennox.
(d) Catherine de Medici.

10. Which of the following actions does not occur in response to what Queen Elizabeth does with the cargo of the four Spanish ships?
(a) Spain imprisons English merchants in the Netherlands.
(b) England seizes property of Spanish men in England.
(c) A peace treaty is signed between England and Spain.
(d) Spain seizes English merchants' goods in the Netherlands.

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

12. 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) Sir Christopher Hatton.
(b) Edward Seymour, brother of the young king's dead mother.
(c) Thomas Seymour, brother of the young king's dead mother.
(d) Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester.

13. In Chapter 5 of <i>Elizabeth the Great</i>, what act do Parliament and the Privy Council pass?
(a) A law outlawing Catholicism in England.
(b) A law making Robert Dudley her heir.
(c) The Act of Supremacy and Uniformity.
(d) A law raising taxes.

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

15. Which of the following is not an action Sir William Cecil advises Queen Elizabeth to take to reduce the danger of Mary Stuart seizing the English throne?
(a) Forcing Mary Stuart to marry the Earl of Leicester.
(b) Disallowing Mary Stuart's divorce from Bothwell.
(c) Publicly declaring Mary Stuart guilty of Darnley's murder.
(d) Keeping Mary Stuart in prison.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Queen Elizabeth hesitate to take a more active part in the Protestant rebellion in Scotland?

2. What happens to bring Princess Elizabeth to the English throne in place of Mary, her sister?

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

4. What is King Henry VIII's relationship to Lady Jane Grey?

5. Who becomes the ruler of England after King Henry VIII's death when Elizabeth is 14 years-old?

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