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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Queen Elizabeth supposed to be able to cure by prayer and touch?
2. To what does Queen Elizabeth ascribe her safety despite so many plots to kill her?
3. What debts does Queen Elizabeth pay off in 1573?
4. What is the Babington plot?
5. When Queen Elizabeth is 54 years-old, how old is Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1Discuss Queen Elizabeth's relationship with Lord Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, from its beginning during her childhood to its end with the earl's death. Discuss Leicester's lingering influence on the queen after his death. Do you think the queen loves Leicester in the romantic sense or strictly as a friend? Do you think Leicester ever loves the queen in the romantic sense? Does he only use her to further his ambition? What factors keep them from marrying? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 2Queen Elizabeth's mother Ann Boleyn dies when Elizabeth is just three years old. Compare and contrast the mother figures in Queen Elizabeth's life such as Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr, Kat Ashley, and Lady Tyrwhitt. Discuss how their mothering and the lack of her birth mother's nurturing affects Queen Elizabeth's life. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 3Discuss Sir Francis Drake and piracy during the Elizabethan era. What does piracy bring to the English realm? How does Elizabeth feel about it? What affect does piracy have on England's relationship with Spain? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
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