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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who tries to seize Princess Mary and Princess Elizabeth after King Edward's death, proclaiming Lady Jane Grey as queen of England in place of Henry VIII's daughters?
(a) Lady Jane Grey.
(b) The Duke of Northumberland.
(c) Sir Philip Sidney.
(d) The Earl of Essex.

3. 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 slept with the Earl of Leicester that night.
(b) He says she got drunk.
(c) He says she watched a play.
(d) He says she danced and played the virginals.

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

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

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

7. 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.

8. At the beginning of Chapter 8, what does Parliament want to force Queen Elizabeth to do?
(a) Declare war on Spain.
(b) Surrender her throne to Catherine Grey.
(c) Marry.
(d) Declare war on France.

9. 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 patched and ragged dress.
(b) A needle and thread to sew her own clothing.
(c) A golden, pearl-studded dress.
(d) Two worn-out chemises, a length of black velvet, and shoes.

10. How long has Queen Elizabeth ruled England at 37 years-old?
(a) 30 years.
(b) 12 years.
(c) 10 years.
(d) 20 years.

11. What does the author say the aim of the book is in the introduction?
(a) To collect interesting personal information about Elizabeth I.
(b) To earn the author a doctoral degree.
(c) To record the history of the Tudor dynasty.
(d) To show how similar Elizabeth I was to her father Henry VIII.

12. In Chapter 2 of <i>Elizabeth the Great</i>, who is caught with the teenage Princess Elizabeth in his arms and eventually taken to the Tower and executed for planning to marry her without the king's Privy Council?
(a) Lord Burleigh.
(b) Thomas Seymour.
(c) Robert Dudley, The Earl of Leicester.
(d) Edward Seymour.

13. Which of the following statements does not describe Wyatt's Rebellion depicted in Chapter 3?
(a) A plot to marry Princess Elizabeth to Edward Courtenay.
(b) A French plot to make Mary Stuart Queen of England.
(c) A plan to stop the Spanish marriage of Queen Mary.
(d) A plot that results in Elizabeth going to the Tower.

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

15. 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 recognizes Elizabeth as Queen of England.
(d) It gives Scotland to Elizabeth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who promotes Lord Darnley as a potential husband for Mary Stuart?

2. What is Queen Elizabeth's reaction when her Privy Council finds insufficient evidence to charge Norfolk with treason?

3. What do the Catholic bishops not want to do for Queen Elizabeth's coronation?

4. Who becomes Lord High Admiral of the English navy after King Henry VIII's death?

5. What are pearls said to symbolize?

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