The Children of Henry VIII Test | Final Test - Hard

Alison Weir (historian)
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Philip arrived in Brussels to help Charles V in his wars, what did his father begin to do?

2. In whose care was Elizabeth placed when she was under house arrest?

3. After Philip left to help Charles V in his wars, what did Elizabeth do in order NOT to incite Mary's anger?

4. What did Mary learn in September of 1554?

5. How many courtiers attended the public bedding ceremony between Mary and Philip of Spain?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Jane Grey and her husband Guilford compose themselves at their execution, and why was it significant?

2. How did the English people respond to Mary's marriage to Philip?

3. What was Mary's state of mind at the end of her life?

4. Why were the councilors undecided about what they should do with Elizabeth, and what choice did they eventually make?

5. What was the atmosphere at Hampton court when Mary and Philip arrived to await the birth of their first child?

6. Why did the queen's councilors want to wait before having Elizabeth marry, and how is it significant?

7. How was Philip of Spain greeted when he arrived in England?

8. Why did Thomas Wyatt and a group of men meet in November, 1554, and why was it significant?

9. What was the purpose of the Counter-Reformation, and what did it do?

10. What was Philip's state of mind at Hampton Court regarding Mary not giving birth, and why did he leave?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose three major acts and three major edicts from the book and discuss their intended purposes, as well as their actual outcomes.

Essay Topic 2

The Tower of London looms large in Weir's book, not only literally, in the sense of the many people sent there, but also figuratively, in the sense of what it represented in society. Choose three people who were sent to the Tower and discuss how it affected them.

Essay Topic 3

The institution of marriage played a significant role in the lives of the Tudors. Compare and contrast the roles, duties, privileges, and sacrifices of wives and husbands during this time.

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