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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Amy Dudley is found at the bottom of a staircase with a broken neck, who is immediately suspected of murdering her?
2. What is William Cecil's relationship with Elizabeth in Chapter 4?
3. What color robes does Queen Elizabeth wear for her crowning?
4. What powerful country supports the marriage of Mary Stuart to Darnley?
5. How does Queen Elizabeth revive the Royal Navy?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why are Lady Lennox and Lady Shrewsbury sent to the Tower when their children marry?
2. What does Queen Elizabeth find appealing about Prince Alenzon when he is so physically unattractive? What do her people find so objectionable about him?
3. What factors lead to Mary Stuart's trial and execution?
4. Why is Queen Elizabeth so upset that she faints when insufficient evidence of treason is found against Norfolk?
5. What does the fact that she is playing the virginals when the Earl of Essex is executed indicate about Queen Elizabeth's feelings for Essex?
6. Discuss the irony of the date of Elizabeth's death.
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. Discuss Queen Elizabeth's bout with smallpox and what fear her illness arouses in her councilors.
9. Describe Queen Elizabeth's relationship with Lord Robert Dudley at the beginning of her reign.
10. Discuss the plot Spanish ambassador Don Gerau De Spies has to restore England to Catholicism.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the tragic fate of Mary Stuart. What factors keep her from the Tower for so many years? What factors eventually lead to her beheading? Is Mary a victim of the era in which she lived, or a victim of her own naivety and ineptitude?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast any three of the following advisors to Queen Elizabeth: William Cecil, Sir Francis Walsingham, Robert Cecil, and Roger Bacon. What religion is each man and how does his religion influence his advising of the queen? Do the queen's advisors during her youth have a different relationship with her than her advisors during her later years? What advantages and disadvantages does being an advisor to the queen bring each man? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
Queen Elizabeth's refusal to marry and provide an heir to the throne results in much frustration for her and her advisors, Parliament, and her people. Discuss the queen's perpetual spinsterhood and the advantages and disadvantages it brings to her personally and as a leader. What advantages and disadvantages does her spinsterhood bring to England? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
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