The Six Wives 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 Katherine of Aragon refuse to surrender to Anne Boleyn?

2. What was the title of Katherine's treatise on Christian behavior?

3. Who was executed for treason on March 20, 1549?

4. How many heretics were burned in England during the reign of Anne Boleyn?

5. What was the color of mourning in Spain?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Anne Boleyn accept her sentence of death?

2. What urgent matter diverted the Privy Council's attention from the executions of Francis Dereham and Thomas Culpeper in December, 1541?

3. What reasons would Katherine Parr have had for not wanting to marry King Henry VIII?

4. Why was Cromwell named Vicar General in January, 1535?

5. How was Queen Katherine mourned?

6. How did Queen Katherine involve herself in affairs of state in the spring of 1541?

7. On what grounds was King Henry VIII's marriage to Anne of Cleves dissolved?

8. What happened in 1541 to sour relations between England and Scotland?

9. How did Katherine Howard react to the Bill of Attainder against her?

10. How was the succession left in King Henry VIII's will?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what ways does King Henry VIII change throughout the course of his reign? Think about this in terms of the physical, religious, social, political, and emotional. Use at least three specific examples.

Essay Topic 2

In what ways did international politics play a part in Henry VIII's marriages? Use at least three examples, thinking about the overall picture of Europe in the sixteenth-seventeenth centuries.

Essay Topic 3

How did Henry VIII's concern for the succession of the Crown determine how he lived his life? Think about what the succession was, why it was so important to the King and the dynasty, and how others as well as he himself encouraged the King to pursue its security.

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