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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who becomes King of Scotland when Mary Stuart is forced to abdicate?
(a) Lord Bothwell.
(b) The Earl of Leicester.
(c) James, her 13 month-old son.
(d) Lord Darnley.

2. Although Elizabeth and her Master of the Horse have known each other since Elizabeth was eight, when does their relationship become closer before her ascension to the throne?
(a) When the Master of the Horse becomes Elizabeth's guardian.
(b) When they are both imprisoned in the Tower of London.
(c) When Elizabeth almost dies of smallpox.
(d) When Elizabeth's father dies.

3. Which of Queen Elizabeth's suitors does Sir William Cecil draw a table of the pros and cons of the potential marriage?
(a) The Earl of Leicester.
(b) Archduke Charles.
(c) King Philip of Spain.
(d) Prince Alenzon.

4. Why does Mary Stuart refuse to divorce Lord Darnley?
(a) It could throw doubt on the legitimacy of her son.
(b) It is a sin to divorce in her eyes.
(c) She loves him.
(d) Darnley has threatened to kill her if she divorces him.

5. What happens to bring Princess Elizabeth to the English throne in place of Mary, her sister?
(a) Mary dies after a long illness.
(b) Mary is murdered by Protestant sympathizers.
(c) Mary is overthrown by Mary Stuart and taken to the Tower.
(d) Elizabeth weds Edward Courtenay and overthrows Mary.

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

7. If Mary Stuart agrees to accept the husband Queen Elizabeth suggests for her, what might Elizabeth consent to do for Mary?
(a) Name her as heiress-presumptive to the English Crown.
(b) Give her an English estate.
(c) Be godmother to her children.
(d) Give her an Army to help her take the French Crown.

8. To whom is Queen Mary Tudor engaged soon after her ascension to the throne?
(a) Prince Philip of Spain.
(b) Edward Courtenay.
(c) The Duke of Norfolk.
(d) Sir Philip Sidney.

9. 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.

10. What happens when Mary Stuart desires to return to Scotland through England?
(a) Her boat capsizes in the English Channel.
(b) She gets smallpox.
(c) Her request for a passport is denied.
(d) English Catholics try to put her on the English throne.

11. 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 says she will behead him by her own authority and faints.
(c) She has Norfolk poisoned in secret to make sure he is dead.
(d) She is relieved and publicly thanks God.

12. 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) Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester.
(b) King Philip of Spain.
(c) The Duke of Norfolk.
(d) Philip Sidney.

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

14. 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.

15. What happens to Princess Elizabeth's mother when the princess is just a toddler?
(a) She dies in childbirth.
(b) She drowns at sea while traveling with the king.
(c) She dies of smallpox.
(d) She is accused of adultery and treason and beheaded.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who keeps Princess Elizabeth from her dying brother's bedside and intercepts her correspondence to the young king?

2. How does Queen Elizabeth revive the Royal Navy?

3. 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?

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

5. What religion is Queen Mary Tudor determined to reinstate as England's national religion when she ascends to the throne?

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