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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does Elizabeth choose as her Master of the Horse when she first becomes queen?
(a) Sir Francis Drake.
(b) Sir Christopher Hatton.
(c) Sir Thomas Wyatt.
(d) Lord Robert Dudley.

3. Who is murdered in the presence of the pregnant Mary Stuart?
(a) Lady Lennox.
(b) Rizzio.
(c) Catherine de Medici.
(d) Lord Darnley.

4. Who promotes Lord Darnley as a potential husband for Mary Stuart?
(a) William Cecil.
(b) Queen Elizabeth.
(c) The Earl of Leicester.
(d) His mother, Lady Lennox.

5. What does Elizabeth ride in through London to Westminster on the Saturday before her coronation?
(a) A coach draped with rubies and pearls.
(b) A golden coach.
(c) A silk-draped litter carried by eight footmen.
(d) A chariot draped with crimson velvet.

6. 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 raising taxes.
(c) A law making Robert Dudley her heir.
(d) The Act of Supremacy and Uniformity.

7. 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 seizes English merchants' goods in the Netherlands.
(b) England seizes property of Spanish men in England.
(c) A peace treaty is signed between England and Spain.
(d) Spain imprisons English merchants in the Netherlands.

8. According to some books on heraldry of the period, what do the colors Queen Elizabeth tells Don Guzman de Silva are hers represent?
(a) Prosperity.
(b) Royalty.
(c) Perpetual virginity.
(d) Victory in war.

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

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

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

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

13. When representatives of Parliament beg the queen to marry, who does Queen Elizabeth claim to already be married to?
(a) Lord Robert Dudley.
(b) Sir William Cecil.
(c) The Kingdom of England.
(d) Sir Christopher Hatton.

14. What powerful country supports the marriage of Mary Stuart to Darnley?
(a) Scotland.
(b) Spain.
(c) France.
(d) England.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Mary Stuart refuse to ratify the Treaty of Edinburgh?

2. 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?

3. What religion does Catherine Parr encourage Princess Elizabeth and Prince Edward to study?

4. Who becomes King of Scotland when Mary Stuart is forced to abdicate?

5. To whom does Queen Elizabeth give the Earldom of Leicester?

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