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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Amy Dudley is found at the bottom of a staircase with a broken neck, who is immediately suspected of murdering her?
(a) Mary Stuart.
(b) William Cecil.
(c) Her husband, Lord Robert Dudley.
(d) Sir Christopher Hammond.

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

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

4. 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) Perpetual virginity.
(c) Royalty.
(d) Victory in war.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At the beginning of Chapter 8, what does Parliament want to force Queen Elizabeth to do?

3. What is William Cecil's relationship with Elizabeth in Chapter 4?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss what happens to Amy Dudley and the gossip that arises about Lord Robert Dudley and Queen Elizabeth after her death.

2. Why is Lord Darnley murdered and who is responsible for his murder?

3. What folly does Queen Elizabeth's cousin, Mary Grey, commit? What previous examples in her own family should have taught her not to take this step?

4. Discuss the plot of John Dudley, Earl of Warwick, and Duke of Northumberland, to put Lady Jane Grey on the throne after King Edward VI dies.

5. What is the "Bloody Question" and how does it affect Catholic priests in England?

6. As Queen Elizabeth ages and her old advisors die and are replaced, what kind of man is the queen most fond of and does this fondness differ from the kind of men she was fond of in her youth?

7. Discuss the irony of the date of Elizabeth's death.

8. How does Queen Elizabeth sidestep the issue of marrying when Parliament raises it?

9. By the time Queen Elizabeth is 60 years-old, what trait has become more pronounced in her?

10. Why does Mary Stuart consider herself queen of England instead of Elizabeth?

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