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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
Anne Bolyn
Catherne Parr
Katherine Howard

Question 2:


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

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 Leicester
Earl of Essex
Prime Minister
Queen's consort

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.
Walter Rawleigh
Francis Drake
Richard Hackluit
Martin Frobisher

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 father-in-law.
He was her cousin.
He was her brother-in-law.
He was her uncle.

Question 7:


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

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.
False
True

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.
James Stuart, the future James I who was the son of Mary Queen of Scots
Edward VI, son and heir of Henry VIII
Henry Fitzroi, the illegitimate son of Henry VIII
Arthur, the eldest son of Henry VII

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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