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Spanish Royalty, 15th-17th centuries
"This quiz covers each generation of Spanish monarchs from the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella in 1469 to Charles II, the last of the Habsburgs."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The husband and wife pairing of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile is commonly referred to by what epithet or title?
The Catholic Monarchs
The First Spanish Family
The Godparents of the Americas
Ferdinand and Isabella's daughter, Katherine of Aragon, was part of one of history's most infamous unions. How did her marriage to King Henry VIII end?
She was charged with adultery and beheaded
She outlived Henry
She died in childbirth
Henry annulled the marriage
Philip I, King of Castile in 1506, was colloquially known as Philip the Handsome. His wife didn't fare so well, being known to history by what unflattering nickname?
Joanna the Mad
Isabella the Foolish
Eleanor the Ugly
Catherine the Simple
Philip I of Castile was the first Spanish monarch to come from which European dynasty?
By what name or title is the Spanish King Charles (Carlos) I best known in the English-speaking countries?
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
Bonnie Prince Charlie
Charles II of England
Charles (Carlos) I of Spain played a key role in setting up the Council of Trent, which is considered the starting point of what movement?
The Industrial Revolution
The Separation of Powers
The Counter Reformation
When Philip II of Spain married his cousin he added the crowns of England and Ireland to his bevy of titles. Who was his royal wife?
Queen Mary I
Queen Elizabeth I
Philip III brought Spain into this long-running conflict. Which?
The Carlist Wars
The Thirty Years' War
The War of Spanish Succession
During the reign of Philip IV the Spanish Empire spanned 12.2 million square kilometres, which is roughly what percentage of earth's total land mass?
When Charles II died childless in 1700, his choice of successor led to the War of the Spanish Succession. Why?
The named successor was a Protestant
His half-brother claimed a right to the throne
The named successor was female
It threatened to unite the Spanish and French crowns
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