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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. 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 calls Europe to war against her.
(d) He hires an assassin to kill her.

2. Who ends up in the Tower instead of the princesses because of the attempt to put Lady Jane Grey on the throne?
(a) The Duke of Northumberland and Lady Jane Grey.
(b) Prince Philip of Spain.
(c) Mary Stuart.
(d) Sir Thomas Wyatt.

3. How does the author say teeth are cleaned during Queen Elizabeth's lifetime?
(a) By rinsing the mouth with water and salt.
(b) Teeth were never cleaned then.
(c) By rubbing them with a cloth and using a toothpick.
(d) By using a toothbrush just like people today use.

4. 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 record the history of the Tudor dynasty.
(c) To earn the author a doctoral degree.
(d) To collect interesting personal information about Elizabeth I.

5. According to King Henry's will, what is the order of succession to the throne?
(a) Mary, Elizabeth, Edward.
(b) Lady Jane Grey, Edward, Mary.
(c) Mary, Edward, Lady Jane Grey.
(d) Edward, Mary, Elizabeth.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many people attend the state banquet in Westminster hall to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's coronation?

2. During her era, what is unusual about the way Queen Elizabeth bathes?

3. What do four Spanish ships that take refuge in Plymouth and Southampton in December 1568 carry?

4. What kind of ships is the English channel swarming with at the beginning of Chapter 12?

5. How long has Queen Elizabeth ruled England at 37 years-old?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss Queen Elizabeth's attitude toward Catholicism and religious tolerance.

2. What is the Bond of Association?

3. 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?

4. Does Queen Elizabeth intend to marry Prince Alenzon or does she use this potential marriage for diplomatic reasons as she does all her other potential marriages?

5. Discuss Queen Elizabeth's bout with smallpox and what fear her illness arouses in her councilors.

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

7. 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?

8. What is the author's intention in writing <i>Elizabeth the Great</i>? How does her intention affect the shape of the book?

9. What luxuries does the prosperity of peace under Queen Elizabeth bring to the English people and how does the queen's home reflect this luxury?

10. Why is the murder of Rizzio, the Italian advisor to Mary Stuart, important?

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