The Princes in the Tower 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. Why did Buckingham finally agree to support the rebellion?
(a) He heard the Princes were dead.
(b) His wife encouraged him to do it.
(c) He wanted to be king.
(d) He finally raised enough capital.

2. Why may Richard III have been hesitant to name Warwick his successor?
(a) The boy was a Lancastrian.
(b) The boy may have been intellectually slow or mentally retarded.
(c) The boy had strong Wydville ties.
(d) The boy had a club foot.

3. How did King Richard III die?
(a) He died on the battlefield, yelling "Treason!"
(b) He died by execution.
(c) He died in a prison in the Tower.
(d) He died in a sickbed, probably from cancer.

4. In the absence of Henry Tudor, who did Elizabeth Wydville think for her daughter to marry?
(a) The Duke of Norfolk.
(b) The Earl of Warwick.
(c) Richard III.
(d) The Duke of Suffolk.

5. What tool was Richard III the first English king to utilize for his exercises in public relations?
(a) Pamphlets.
(b) Banners and balloons in London.
(c) Lotteries.
(d) Propaganda, specifically character assassinations.

6. Why did Buckingham suddenly defect from Richard III?
(a) It is not known for sure, but many suspect the murder of the Princes pushed him over the edge.
(b) Buckingham decided to take his wealth and go abroad.
(c) They had a great quarrel over land rights and Buckingham left.
(d) Buckingham personally murdered the Princes and was wracked with guilt.

7. Who, probably, was involved in the plot against Richard III?
(a) The French.
(b) The Lancastrians.
(c) The Queen and her brothers.
(d) The northerners.

8. By conspiring to protect the Princes, what had the conspirators actually done?
(a) The conspirators had turned the world against Richard III.
(b) The conspirators had turned France against them.
(c) The conspirators had set the stage to rescue them.
(d) The conspirators had sealed the Princes' fate.

9. What is Weir's conclusion as to who murdered the Princes?
(a) She concludes they fell ill and died.
(b) She concludes they were murdered by Richard III.
(c) She concludes they fled to Henry Tudor.
(d) She concludes they were not murdered, but taken to a safe haven.

10. What family inherited the throne after Elizabeth I's death in 1603?
(a) The Stuarts.
(b) The Windsors.
(c) The Plantagenets.
(d) The Yorks.

11. Who did Perkin Warbeck pretend to be?
(a) Richard, Duke of York.
(b) Henry, Duke of York.
(c) Richard Plantagenet.
(d) Edward V.

12. Just before leaving for his progress, Richard III gave his son Edward of Middleham what title?
(a) Lord Protector of London.
(b) Constable of Scotland.
(c) Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
(d) Ambassador to France.

13. Before she allowed her daughters to leave sanctuary, what did Elizabeth Wydville ask Richard III to do?
(a) She asked him to return her lands and title.
(b) She asked him to marry her and make her Queen again.
(c) She asked him to swear a public oath to keep them safe.
(d) She asked him to make Henry Tudor his heir.

14. What was rumored about Queen Anne's death?
(a) It was rumored Richard killed her to marry Elizabeth.
(b) It was rumored she committed suicide.
(c) It was rumored she went mad first.
(d) It was rumored she did not die, but was taken away.

15. Next to Buckingham, who was the most powerful subject in England?
(a) York.
(b) Suffolk.
(c) Brackenbury.
(d) Norfolk.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which side of the family was a thorn in the side of Henry VIII?

2. Out of Henry VII and Elizabeth's eight children, how many lived to adulthood?

3. What basically defeated the rebellion?

4. How many years of Plantagenet rule came to an end after the death of Richard III?

5. What outraged the chroniclers about the treatment of Richard III's corpse?

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