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. How did the doctors and midwives attempt to comfort Mary about not delivering by the end of May?

2. What did the act Parliament ratified to eradicate heresy from England give bishops the power to do?

3. How did Mary respond to Charles V putting his son Prince Philip as a candidate for marriage?

4. Before Philip left to help Charles V in his wars, what did he ask Mary to do?

5. What did Guilford Dudley ask from his Jane Grey and how did she respond?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How did Mary want to deal with Elizabeth regarding Wyatt's rebellion, and why is it significant?

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

5. What was Philip's behavior and feeling toward Mary, and why is it significant?

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

7. Why was Mary reluctant to execute Jane Grey, and what was the council's response?

8. Why did Parliament repeal the Act of Supremacy, passed under Henry VIII, and who returned to England following its repeal?

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

10. Discuss Elizabeth's confinement in the Tower and what it revealed about her character?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the Counter-Reformation, how it came about, its precepts and laws, as well as the consequences from this movement.

Essay Topic 2

Women struggled in Tudor England. They had no rights or power and were considered to be the weaker sex. What were the choices available to women? How did women negotiate their limited roles in society?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout Weir's book, the English people's opinions of the various people, from King Edward to the Seymour brothers to Mary and Elizabeth, changed with the tides. Compare and contrast the public sphere's perception and reality about the goings on in the court by focusing on three major events from the book.

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