Elizabethan Quiz

By Christopher W. Taylor

Test your knowledge with this twenty-question quiz. If you get five or less right, then you are Robert Dudley, with Dud being the operative syllable. If you get six to ten right, then you are Francis Walsingham, with ham being the operative syllable. If you get eleven to fifteen right, then you are a learned doctor like John Dee. If you get sixteen to twenty right, then congratulate yourself, because you are a true fairy queen, like Elizabeth.

Questions

  1. Did Elizabeth ever marry?
  2. Did she have any children? If yes, how many?
  3. What is Elizabeth’s last name?
  4. What year was Elizabeth born?
  5. What year did she die?
  6. What is the name of Elizabeth’s father?
  7. What is the name of Elizabeth’s mother?
  8. What are the names of the six wives of Henry VIII?
  9. Who was Queen of England after Edward VI died?
  10. Who wrote Book of Martyrs?
  11. What is the name of the military operation planned by Spain in which Phillip II sent an armada to clash with England?
  12. What is the name of the pope who issued a Bill of Excommunication, Regnans in Excelsis, against Elizabeth?
  13. What is the name of the group of people who advise Elizabeth?
  14. How did Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s fifth wife, die?
  15. Who led the Privy Council for most of the Elizabethan Age?
  16. What is the name of Robert Dudley’s step-son with Lettice Knollys?
  17. What is the name of Robert Dudley’s wife who died a very suspicious death?
  18. What is the name of the Elizabeth Privy Councilor who was known for his ring of spies?
  19. What is the name of the Lord High Admiral of England at the time Edward VI was King who was executed for treason and tried to marry Elizabeth?
  20. What was Elizabeth’s nickname for Sir Walter Ralegh?

 

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Answers

  1. No.
  2. No, Elizabeth had no children.
  3. Tudor.
  4. 1533.
  5. 1603.
  6. Henry Tudor (Henry VIII of England).
  7. Anne Boleyn.
  8. Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleaves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr.
  9. Lady Jane Grey.
  10. John Foxe.
  11. Enterprise of England.
  12. Pius V.
  13. Privy Council.
  14. Puerperal fever shortly after her son, Edward, was born.
  15. Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley.
  16. Robert Devereux (later known as Earl of Essex).
  17. Amy Robsart.
  18. Sir Francis Walsingham.
  19. Thomas Seymour.
  20. Water.

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