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The Tudor Dynasty

written by: rousseau2
 
This quiz contains questions concerning the policies, loves, intrigues, and adventures of England's most colorful kings and queens.

Question 1:


Which of Henry VIII's 6 wives survived his death?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Jane Setmour
Katherine Howard
Catherne Parr
Anne Bolyn

Question 2:


Which of Henry VIII's chancellors had an international reputation as a great Renaissance Humanist?
Sir Thomas More
Bishop Gardiner
Richard Cromwell
Cardinal Wolsey

Question 3:


While Elizabeth I never married, she retained a lifelong attraction to her Master of Horse, Robert Dudley, who was honored with this title.
Earl of Essex
Prime Minister
Queen's consort
Earl of Leicester

Question 4:


Elizabeth I's privateers, known as "Sea Dogs", were a colorful chapter in her reign. One of these claimed international celebrity by circumnavigating the globe. Name him.
Richard Hackluit
Walter Rawleigh
Martin Frobisher
Francis Drake

Question 5:


"Bloody Mary" was the pejorative nickname given to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.
True
False

Question 6:


It is one of those dynastic ironies that the great royal enemy of Elizabeth I of England, Philip II of Spain, was also related to her in what way?
He was her brother-in-law.
He was her father-in-law.
He was her uncle.
He was her cousin.

Question 7:


Which of he following famous English dramatists was NOT a part of the Elizabethan era?
Christopher Marlowe
Richard Sheridan
Ben Johnson
William Shakespeare

Question 8:


The Tudor dynasty was founded by a Welsh adventurer, Owen Tudor, who gained prominence by marrying the widow of Henry V, Margaret Beaufort.
True
False

Question 9:


Mark Twain's well loved story, "The Prince and the Pauper" involves the adventures of a teenage pauper and this English Prince who exchange their roles and identity.
Arthur, the eldest son of Henry VII
Henry Fitzroi, the illegitimate son of Henry VIII
Edward VI, son and heir of Henry VIII
James Stuart, the future James I who was the son of Mary Queen of Scots

Question 10:


The Tudors are credited with their skillful use of Parliament. Yet, Parliaments met infrequently at the royal pleasure. Elizabeth I ruled almost a half century and called only 4 Parliaments during her entire reign.
True
False

 


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