Elizabeth the Great Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Queen Elizabeth ascribe her safety despite so many plots to kill her?

2. What does Sir Thomas Gresham establish in London on Cornhill in 1571?

3. What happens to the Duke of Norfolk at the end of Chapter 15?

4. Who do the English blame for the Massacre of St. Bartholomew?

5. To whom does Queen Elizabeth confide in Chapter 21 that she hates the idea of marriage more every day?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Queen Elizabeth's relationship with her half sister, Mary Tudor, to her relationship with her half brother, King Edward VI. Is there any evidence in Elizabeth the Great that Queen Elizabeth felt genuine affection for either sibling or that either sibling felt genuine affection for her? What similarities or differences did the siblings share? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Queen 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 3

Discuss England's relationship with France during Queen Elizabeth's reign. How would each country benefit if Elizabeth marries one of her French suitors? What factors make the two countries potential allies and what factors make the two countries potential enemies? How does their relationship change over the course of Elizabeth's long reign? What would an alliance between these two countries through the queen's marriage mean to each country's relationship with Spain? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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