Elizabeth the Great Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How do Scotland's Protestant Lords deal with Lord Darnley?

2. What does Elizabeth ride in through London to Westminster on the Saturday before her coronation?

3. What happens when Mary Stuart desires to return to Scotland through England?

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

5. In Chapter 5 of <i>Elizabeth the Great</i>, what act do Parliament and the Privy Council pass?

Short Essay Questions

1. When she breaks her promise to marry him, how does Queen Elizabeth gratify Prince Alenzon?

2. Why is Catherine Grey's pregnancy so upsetting to Queen Elizabeth?

3. What does Queen Elizabeth find appealing about Prince Alenzon when he is so physically unattractive? What do her people find so objectionable about him?

4. Why does the Duke of Anjou not want to marry Queen Elizabeth when his parents suggest the match?

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

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

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 "Bloody Question" and how does it affect Catholic priests in England?

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

10. Discuss the demand for glass that arises during Queen Elizabeth's reign.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Of all of King Henry VIII's children, Queen Elizabeth is said to be most like him. Compare and contrast Queen Elizabeth with her father. In what ways is Elizabeth like her father, and in what ways is she unlike her father? Are her similarities to Henry VIII advantages or disadvantages in her reign of England? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Pick any three claimants to Queen Elizabeth's throne other than Mary Stuart from Elizabeth the Great. Discuss the hereditary and other reasons the claimants think they are in line for the English throne, their supporters, and any plots that arise to bring them to the throne in Queen Elizabeth's place. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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