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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What religion is Queen Mary Tudor determined to reinstate as England's national religion when she ascends to the throne?
(a) Paganism.
(b) Judaism.
(c) Protestantism.
(d) Catholicism.

2. What action does Pope Pius take against Queen Elizabeth in 1570?
(a) He curses her and asks God to smite her.
(b) He excommunicates her.
(c) He hires an assassin to kill her.
(d) He calls Europe to war against her.

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

4. 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) Windows of great houses and shops.
(c) Church altars.
(d) Drinking and looking glasses.

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

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

7. What is William Cecil's relationship with Elizabeth in Chapter 4?
(a) He is her Secretary of State.
(b) He is her cousin.
(c) He is her lover.
(d) He is her guard while she is in the tower.

8. What kind of stockings does Mrs. Montagu give Queen Elizabeth in 1560?
(a) Worsted stockings.
(b) Knitted silk stockings.
(c) Wool stockings.
(d) Taffeta stockings.

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

10. To whom does Queen Elizabeth give the Earldom of Leicester?
(a) Lord Darnley.
(b) Sir William Cecil.
(c) Lord Robert Dudley.
(d) Edward Courtenay.

11. With Spain supporting Mary Stuart and planning to invade England on her behalf, with what country is it important for Queen Elizabeth and England to form an alliance?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Germany.
(c) France.
(d) Sweden.

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

13. 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) Be godmother to her children.
(d) Give her an Army to help her take the French Crown.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to some books on heraldry of the period, what do the colors Queen Elizabeth tells Don Guzman de Silva are hers represent?

2. Who is murdered in the presence of the pregnant Mary Stuart?

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

4. What story arose about Elizabeth I's appearance after the age of thirty?

5. The Scottish Lords expect to find English Catholics waiting to rise and overthrow Elizabeth's government with them, but what do they find instead?

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