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. What did Philip pressure Mary to do when she became ill after her second phantom pregnancy?

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

3. How did Philip of Spain feel about his new bride Mary?

4. Before Queen Mary, the English had not had a female sovereign since what century?

5. According to Weir, Charles V did not want Philip of Spain in England while what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What was Mary's state of mind after Philip left ,and what was her attitude toward Elizabeth?

4. What choice did Mary make after Philip was excommunicated?

5. Describe the relationship between Philip and Elizabeth at Hampton Court, and why was it significant?

6. Why did Mary retract Jane Grey's privileges at the Tower, and under what condition did she offer her a reprieve?

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

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

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

10. What actions did Parliament's first session enact after Mary was crowned, and why were they significant?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Like the people in Weir's book, the places of England and Rome had their own personalities, interests, and identities. What was the major conflict between Rome and England, who prevailed and why?

Essay Topic 2

In theory, the Council of Regents represented the king and queen, but in practice, had interests that vastly differed from that of the ruling monarch. Choose two council members and outline how they subverted the interests of their monarch.

Essay Topic 3

Although young, King Edward VI was respected and admired within and without the court. What religious, social, and cultural values did the king impart? What made him a popular monarch?

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