Quiz about Myths about Elizabeth I Part II
Quiz about Myths about Elizabeth I Part II

Myths about Elizabeth I: Part II Quiz


This is the second and last part of my quizzes on myths about Elizabeth I.

A multiple-choice quiz by lizzie2108. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
lizzie2108
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
291,551
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. Queen Elizabeth personally knighted Francis Drake on board his famous ship "The Golden Hind".

True
False

2. Queen Elizabeth kept the letter that Robert Dudley sent to her before his death in her treasure box beside her bed, where it was found fifteen years later when she herself died.

True
False

3. Queen Elizabeth was extremely vain, and as she got older, refused to have any mirrors in any of her palaces.

True
False

4. The Earl of Essex sent the Queen a ring before his execution, but one of the Queen's ladies did not give it to her, for which Elizabeth never forgave her.
Hint

True: But one of the Queen's ladies did not keep it from her
False: The Earl never sent the Queen a ring before his execution
False: The Earl did send a ring but it went directly to the Queen from him
True: The Queen's lady did keep the ring from the Queen

5. Queen Elizabeth hated Roman Catholics. Hint

True: Elizabeth hated Roman Catholics because of her sister, Mary I
True: Because Elizabeth was Protestant she hated Roman Catholics
False: Elizabeth did not care what other people's religions were
False: Elizabeth didn't know what Roman Catholics were

6. Queen Elizabeth's ghost was seen walking the corridors of Richmond Palace while the Queen lay dying.

True
False

7. On her deathbed the Queen whispered Robert Dudley's name.
Hint

true: But she was referring to Robert Devereux
true: Elizabeth did whisper his name
false: Elizabeth was beyond speech at the time of her death
false: Elizabeth whispered Robin instead of Robert

8. Queen Elizabeth's last words were: "All my possessions for a moment of time." Hint

false: She was beyond speech at the time of her death
false: she whispered Robert Dudley's name
true: Elizabeth did make this statement at the time of her death
true: it is written in accounts of the Queen's death

9. Queen Elizabeth's ghost is said to haunt Windsor Castle Hint

False: This is another Elizabethan lady
True: It has been seen by many people, the latest 'sighting' being in 1998
True: But not Windsor Castle
False: Queen Elizabeth's ghost has never been seen anywhere

10. This quote is said to of been spoken by Queen Elizabeth upon learning that she had become Queen. "This is the Lord's doing and it is marvellous in our eyes."
Myth or fact?
Hint

True: Everyone there told others that she had said this
True: This is in reports by people who were present
False: There is no evidence of this
False: She did not say this in English


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Queen Elizabeth personally knighted Francis Drake on board his famous ship "The Golden Hind".

Answer: False

Queen Elizabeth did not personally knight Francis Drake although she was present on the Golden Hind when he was knighted. She ordered the French Ambassador to do it in her stead. This was a shrewd political move. The Queen was aware that the Spanish were protesting about Drake "the pirate" who plundered their ships, and by getting the French Ambassador to knight Drake, it made it seem that the French supported his activities.
2. Queen Elizabeth kept the letter that Robert Dudley sent to her before his death in her treasure box beside her bed, where it was found fifteen years later when she herself died.

Answer: true

She had written on the letter "His Last Letter". No one knows if the story about her locking herself in her room after his death until a worried William Cecil had the doors broken down to gain access, is true or not.
3. Queen Elizabeth was extremely vain, and as she got older, refused to have any mirrors in any of her palaces.

Answer: false

Although Elizabeth was very concerned about her appearance, her vanity has been exaggerated. It was court culture to flatter the monarch, and Elizabeth had to play the part of the flattered monarch, whether or not she really believed what people told her about herself. Elizabeth had to look and dress better than everyone else, as she was the monarch and it was expected. There is no evidence that the Queen had all the mirrors in the palaces removed, although the origin of this rumor is difficult to trace, and may well have been circulating her own lifetime.
4. The Earl of Essex sent the Queen a ring before his execution, but one of the Queen's ladies did not give it to her, for which Elizabeth never forgave her.

Answer: False: The Earl never sent the Queen a ring before his execution

In all probability, this story is apocryphal, although it has gained immense popularity. It is the kind of story that makes an event more dramatic and romantic. The story was probably created in the seventeenth century.
5. Queen Elizabeth hated Roman Catholics.

Answer: False: Elizabeth did not care what other people's religions were

Queen Elizabeth was remarkably tolerant of different religions. "There is only one Christ, Jesus," she said, "only one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles." Her government was forced by circumstance to take a harsher stance against Catholics than it wanted to do, and Elizabeth was never comfortable with the persecution of a person for their faith.
6. Queen Elizabeth's ghost was seen walking the corridors of Richmond Palace while the Queen lay dying.

Answer: false

This was a story made up by one of Queen Elizabeth's maids of honor who wanted people to believe that the Queen had been a witch and was doomed to walk the earth, not to rest in peace in Heaven. This Maid of Honor, Elizabeth Southwell, had become a Roman Catholic and wanted to undermine the Queen's continued popularity for political reasons.
7. On her deathbed the Queen whispered Robert Dudley's name.

Answer: false: Elizabeth was beyond speech at the time of her death

Accounts of Elizabeth's death do not mention that she whispered his name. If she had whispered his name, then she would probably have said "Robin", which was what she and a few others called him. If she had whispered "Robin", then this could also have meant Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, who had also been one of her favorites, and whose recent execution for rebellion still troubled her greatly.
8. Queen Elizabeth's last words were: "All my possessions for a moment of time."

Answer: false: She was beyond speech at the time of her death

These words often referred to as "Queen Elizabeth's last words" are apocryphal. The accounts of her death by witnesses do not mention them. In all probability, Queen Elizabeth had lost the power of speech sometime before her death, and no one knows what her last words were.
9. Queen Elizabeth's ghost is said to haunt Windsor Castle

Answer: True: It has been seen by many people, the latest 'sighting' being in 1998

The ghost of a lady dressed in black has been seen by several people walking in the library of Windsor Castle and is said to be the ghost of Queen Elizabeth. The ghost has also been seen walking on the castle walls. However the ghost is said to wear a black veil over her face so, if the legend is true, it may not be the Queen's ghost after all but the ghost of another Elizabethan lady.
10. This quote is said to of been spoken by Queen Elizabeth upon learning that she had become Queen. "This is the Lord's doing and it is marvellous in our eyes." Myth or fact?

Answer: False: There is no evidence of this

Surprisingly, these words are apocryphal.
Source: Author lizzie2108

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