The Children of Henry VIII Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Alison Weir (historian)
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Earl Hertford was knighted, what did his title become?
(a) Duke of Warwick.
(b) Duke of Hertford.
(c) Duke of York.
(d) Duke of Somerset.

2. What is the name of the park that Weir states the king's body really lie?
(a) Greenwich park.
(b) Northumberland park.
(c) Pembrokeshire park.
(d) Dartmoor park.

3. What did Thomas Seymour's allies warn him against?
(a) Blackmailing the king.
(b) Not blackmailing the king.
(c) Attempting a coup.
(d) Not attempting a coup.

4. What was Sir William Sharington's title at the Bristol Mint?
(a) President.
(b) Vice President.
(c) Vice Treasurer.
(d) Treasurer.

5. What were Jane Grey's religious beliefs?
(a) She was Catholic.
(b) She was Lutheran.
(c) She was Protestant.
(d) She was Episcopalian.

6. In addition to Charles V, who did Mary rely on for advice and protection?
(a) Edward Seymour.
(b) William Cecil.
(c) John Dudley.
(d) Francis van der Delft.

7. According to Weir, what could John Dudley, Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland, have done with the king's body to avoid an autopsy?
(a) Buried it.
(b) Hid it.
(c) Switched it.
(d) Burned it.

8. What was the rumor circulating about Mary's involvement with the uprisings against the Act of Uniformity?
(a) That she lead the armies against the rebels.
(b) That she was involved with the rebels.
(c) That she was against the uprising.
(d) That she organized the uprisings.

9. What year did Parliament pass the Act of Uniformity that declared the Book of Common Prayer to be used in all church services?
(a) 1551.
(b) 1548.
(c) 1549.
(d) 1550.

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

11. How much money did Sir William Sharington give to Thomas Seymour to pay his mercenaries?
(a) 1,000 pounds.
(b) 100,000 pounds.
(c) 10,000 pounds.
(d) 1000,000 pounds.

12. How did Jane Grey respond when she was told that she was no longer queen?
(a) She was angry.
(b) She was glad.
(c) She was indifferent.
(d) She was nostalgic.

13. What was John Dudley, Earl of Warwick's goal when he marched on Hampton Court?
(a) To take over Parliament.
(b) To incite an uprising against the king.
(c) To kidnap Elizabeth.
(d) To take over the Lord Protector's position.

14. John Dudley, Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland was the first man without what to hold a ducal title?
(a) Royal blood.
(b) Education.
(c) Family.
(d) Upper-class heritage.

15. Why was it fashionable for courtiers to pursue arts and literature and not sports and tournaments when Edward VI reigned?
(a) Because Edward VI emulated his father and arts and literature were popular during the latter's reign.
(b) Because arts and literature were considered Protestant pursuits, not Catholic.
(c) Because Edward VI did not want to emulate his father since sport and tournaments were popular during the latter's reign.
(d) Because sports and tournaments were considered Catholic pursuits, not Protestant ones.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Jane Grey visited Mary in October of 1550, what did she discover that shocked her?

2. Who bore Edward, Henry VIII's son?

3. Why was Jean Dubois sent to England, according to Weir?

4. What prediction did Mary hear about the king when Jean Dubois was sent to England, and she changed her plans?

5. What did John Dudley, Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland, convince Edward VI to do before his death?

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