The Children of Henry VIII Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Alison Weir (historian)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, Amorous Intrigues.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which queen did Henry VIII annul his marriage to after only six months?
(a) Katherine Parr.
(b) Anne of Cleves.
(c) Anne Boleyn.
(d) Katherine Howard.

2. What did Thomas Seymour do around Elizabeth that made her uncomfortable and her caretaker concerned for her innocence?
(a) He sent suggestive notes and visited her in slippers and nightgown.
(b) He showed her graphic pictures and introduced her to older men.
(c) He sent suggestive notes and introduced her to older men.
(d) He showed her graphic pictures and visited her in slippers and nightgown.

3. On what grounds did Henry divorce Katherine of Aragon?
(a) The grounds that their marriage was incestuous.
(b) The grounds that their marriage was worthless.
(c) The grounds that their marriage was loveless.
(d) The grounds that their marriage was faithless.

4. Why was the Duke of Somerset not able to gain support with people of his own rank when he was appointed Lord Protector in 1547?
(a) Because he was considered too much of an idealist.
(b) Because he was considered too much of an intellectual.
(c) Because he was considered too much of a pragmatist.
(d) Because he was considered too much of a simpleton.

5. What was the name of Henry VIII's final wife, who encouraged him to reinstate Mary in succession?
(a) Katherine Parr.
(b) Anne Boleyn.
(c) Anne of Cleves.
(d) Katerine Howard.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of Elizabeth's caretaker, who initially encouraged Elizabeth's infatuation with Thomas Seymour when he moved in with Katherine Parr?

2. Why was it fashionable for courtiers to pursue arts and literature and not sports and tournaments when Edward VI reigned?

3. Why did the Earl of Hertford believe he should be the Lord Protector of England after Henry VIII's death?

4. What adjectives best describe Thomas Seymour's personality, as depicted by Weir?

5. Why was religious conflict imminent after King Edward VI ascended the throne?

(see the answer key)

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