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Alison Weir (historian)
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. During the time period, what did people think physical deformity meant about an individual?
(a) They thought physical deformity was due to bathing.
(b) They thought physical deformity meant godliness.
(c) They thought physical deformity represented spiritual deformity.
(d) They thought physical deformity was reversible.

2. Who was briefly made King during the rebellion?
(a) Henry VI.
(b) Richard II.
(c) Edward V.
(d) Clarence.

3. What is Weir's theory about Richard's alleged physical deformity?
(a) She thinks it was a complete lie.
(b) She thinks it was absolutely true.
(c) She thinks it was exaggerated.
(d) She thinks it was his leg, not his shoulder.

4. How many months was Queen Elizabeth forced to stay in sanctuary with her children?
(a) Three.
(b) Seven.
(c) Five.
(d) Ten.

5. In what year was Richard of Gloucester born?
(a) 1554.
(b) 1462.
(c) 1443.
(d) 1452.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Gloucester send Rivers, Grey, and Vaughn?

2. How did Gloucester behave toward his nephew?

3. In what part of England did Richard of Gloucester live and govern?

4. Why was Edward IV's marriage to Elizabeth Wydville scandalous?

5. After Hastings's death, where did the Marquess of Dorset flee?

Short Essay Questions

1. What advantages did Richard gain by marrying Anne of Neville?

2. Why did Gloucester heap more rewards on Buckingham than Hastings?

3. How did Gloucester lull Rivers into a false sense of security?

4. Why, eventually, did King Edward IV have Clarence executed?

5. During his life, which of Edward IV's brothers was the most power-hunger and why?

6. How did Gloucester back up his claim that Edward V was illegitimate?

7. How did Gloucester convince Edward V to go with him and Buckingham?

8. How did Gloucester increase his power in the Council?

9. Why did most of the magnates despise the Wydvilles?

10. Why did it make sense to house King Edward V in the Tower of London?

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