The Children of Henry VIII Test | Final 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. What were two political reasons for Philip of Spain's marriage to Queen Mary?
(a) To reconcile England with Rome and produce a Catholic heir for Spain.
(b) To conquer France and produce a Catholic heir for both countries.
(c) To reconcile England with Rome and produce a Catholic heir for both countries.
(d) To conquer France and produce a Catholic heir for England.

2. What did Mary learn in September of 1554?
(a) Philip was cheating.
(b) Charles V was dead.
(c) She was pregnant.
(d) Elizabeth was ill.

3. What did Queen Mary want Elizabeth to do?
(a) Leave England.
(b) Become Catholic.
(c) Marry nobility.
(d) Rule jointly.

4. In whose care was Elizabeth placed when she was under house arrest?
(a) William Cecil.
(b) Lord Robert Dudley.
(c) Sir Henry Bedingfield.
(d) Stephen Gardiner.

5. How did the doctors and midwives attempt to comfort Mary about not delivering by the end of May?
(a) They said had already miscarried.
(b) They said she would get pregnant again.
(c) They said she must have confused her dates.
(d) They said she was never pregnant.

6. When Thomas Wyatt confessed to the council about contacting Elizabeth twice, what did he tell her?
(a) He advised her to stay in London and alerted her to her sister's presence.
(b) He advised her to leave London and alerted her to her sister's presence.
(c) He advised her to stay in London and alerted her to his presence.
(d) He advised her to leave London and alerted her to his presence.

7. Why were Mary's doctors particularly concerned about Mary's giving birth at the end of her difficult pregnancy?
(a) Her illness.
(b) Her frail statue.
(c) Her insanity.
(d) Her age.

8. Who had passed an act that considered Cardinal Pole a traitor?
(a) Philip of Spain
(b) Henry VIII.
(c) Charles V.
(d) Queen Mary.

9. How did Stephen Gardiner respond to heretics in his diocese?
(a) He did not condemn them.
(b) He tortured them.
(c) He did not torture them.
(d) He condemned them.

10. According to Weir, Queen Mary was ______for the political savvy needed to be queen.
(a) Too vain.
(b) Ill-equipped.
(c) Too arrogant.
(d) Equipped.

11. When Philip arrived in Brussels to help Charles V in his wars, what did his father begin to do?
(a) Transfer power to Philip.
(b) Offer relief to the poor.
(c) Enact strict Roman law.
(d) Demand money from Mary.

12. The council warned Mary that opposing Jane Grey's execution would be perceived as what?
(a) Arrogance.
(b) Weakness.
(c) Favoritism.
(d) Hypocrisy.

13. What did the act Parliament ratified to eradicate heresy from England give bishops the power to do?
(a) Investigate suspected heretics and burn them at the stake regardless of they are found guilty.
(b) Investigate suspected heretics and burn them at the stake if found guilty.
(c) Investigate suspected heretics and torture them if found guilty.
(d) Investigate suspected heretics and torture them regardless if they are found guilty.

14. Why did Queen Mary want Elizabeth to come to London when the Protestant rebellion began?
(a) For ransom.
(b) To question her.
(c) To imprison her.
(d) For safekeeping.

15. When Philip II was excommunicated by Rome, what was Mary forced to do?
(a) Provide an heir to the throne.
(b) Choose her husband or her religion.
(c) Name Elizabeth as a successor.
(d) Leave the church.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the rebellion was stopped in London, how did the queen's councilors view its creation?

2. Why did Philip of Spain intend to stay in England only one week?

3. Besides banning the Book of Common Prayer, what two other acts were made during the first Parliament session after Mary was crowned?

4. How did Mary feel about her husband Philip of Spain, according to Weir?

5. Why did Mary not want Jane Grey to be executed?

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