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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who died on December 21, 1536?

2. Who died on October 8, 1541?

3. With whom did King Henry VIII begin an affair in September, 1535?

4. Who went mad in the Tower of London?

5. Whose plan was it to accuse Anne Boleyn of adultery and treason?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how the Reformation affected the reign of Henry VIII and his marriages. For instance, how did the movement for Church Reform become helpful to the King, both to encourage his marriages and hasten his divorces? Did the movement cause conflict in any of his marriages? Did it cause trouble for any of his wives?

Essay Topic 2

In a well-thought-out essay, discuss the use of foreshadowing in "The Six Wives of Henry VIII." Consider the ways in which one person's fate seems to foretell another's, etc.

Essay Topic 3

King Henry VIII had several powerful advisers that rose to power at someone else's expense and then fell just as quickly. Please choose one of these advisers and discuss how his eminence affected and was affected by Henry VIII's wife at the time.

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