Quiz about The Great Queen  Elizabeth I
Quiz about The Great Queen  Elizabeth I

The Great Queen : Elizabeth I Trivia Quiz


This is another quiz on England's greatest monarch, Elizabeth I who reigned from 1558-1603 and saw many accomplishments during her reign.

A multiple-choice quiz by lizzie2108. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
lizzie2108
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
291,545
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
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1380
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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1. Many historians believe that Elizabeth I suffered from what disorder? Hint

bulimia
anorexia
polio
Munchhausen Syndrome

2. What two instruments was Elizabeth said to be extremely talented on? Hint

guitar and drums
piano and tuba
French horn and recorder
virginals and the lute

3. What dance did Elizabeth order to be played each morning? Hint

The Bloody Mary
The Volta
The Galliard
The Mary Louise

4. In 1570 Pope Pius V issued a Bull against Elizabeth I. What did it say or do? Hint

It 'released' her subjects from loyalty to her and called upon them to disobey her
It described her as wicked, as a heretic, pretender and usurper
All of these
It excommunicated her and declared her deposed

5. What palace was considered to have a spell cast upon it because nearly everyone who entered was stricken by smallpox? Hint

Richmond Palace
Windsor Castle
Hampton Court
Greenwich Palace

6. King Philip of Spain sent further fleets of ships to England after the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

True
False

7. What did a lady of Queen Katherine Parr's court say of the Princess Elizabeth's religious feelings? Hint

Elizabeth does not care about religion
Elizabeth is a Roman Catholic at heart!
Elizabeth shows leanings to the new faith, but Elizabeth's faith will always change to suit Elizabeth
Elizabeth will always be fond of the new faith

8. Who did the Roman Catholic Church and its followers believe was the rightful Queen of England? Hint

Infanta Isabella of Spain
Mary, Queen of Scots
Catherine De Medici
Lady Jane Grey

9. What did King Philip of Spain's son, Philip III, say was the reason for the war between Spain and England? Hint

His father was dumb
A clash of personalities
His father wanted revenge because the Queen of England would not marry him
The Queen of England was upset that his father had the greatest country in the world

10. Elizabeth named James VI of Scotland as her successor.

True
False


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Many historians believe that Elizabeth I suffered from what disorder?

Answer: anorexia

After studying reports made by Elizabeth's physicians and reading accounts from people who attended dinners with the Queen, historians began to believe that she was anorexic. One of Elizabeth's physicians wrote, "She is so thin that you can count her bones." Many people that had attended dinners with the Queen said that she barely touched her food. Elizabeth is always described as being extremely thin. All of this has made many historians believe that the Great Queen suffered from anorexia. One website source is www.hnn.us/roundup/archives/42/2005/09 and another website source is www.hup.harvard.edu/books/PSY-complete.html
2. What two instruments was Elizabeth said to be extremely talented on?

Answer: virginals and the lute

Elizabeth enjoyed music much like her father, Henry VIII, who composed music as well as played it. Elizabeth loved music and encouraged composers at the time.
3. What dance did Elizabeth order to be played each morning?

Answer: The Galliard

Elizabeth loved to dance and she ordered that The Galliard be played every morning so that she may keep herself fit. She loved to dance with her courtiers and was extremely fond of The Volta.
4. In 1570 Pope Pius V issued a Bull against Elizabeth I. What did it say or do?

Answer: All of these

This Papal Bull put immediately put English Roman Catholics under suspicion as potential traitors. The claims of Mary, Queen of Scots, and of Spain, to the throne of England, all appealed in varying degrees to this Bull.
5. What palace was considered to have a spell cast upon it because nearly everyone who entered was stricken by smallpox?

Answer: Hampton Court

Nearly everyone who came to Hampton Court was stricken with the smallpox. Even Queen Elizabeth caught smallpox at Hampton Court. This was in 1562. Elizabeth had only been on the throne for four years and the lords realized when she became deathly ill that the need for an heir was really great. Elizabeth nearly died at Hampton Court with the smallpox.

After that the lords pushed Elizabeth to marry and produce an heir when she had recovered. Elizabeth however, refused to do so.
6. King Philip of Spain sent further fleets of ships to England after the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

Answer: True

Although King Philip sent other fleets against England in the 1590s, none was as significant, or as threatening as that of the great Armada of 1588, and none has captured the imagination of successive generations as much.
7. What did a lady of Queen Katherine Parr's court say of the Princess Elizabeth's religious feelings?

Answer: Elizabeth shows leanings to the new faith, but Elizabeth's faith will always change to suit Elizabeth

A lady of Queen Katherine Parr's court said this of the Princess Elizabeth to a group of ladies. Queen Katherine read books on the new Faith and passed them on to the Princess Elizabeth. The lady of Queen Katherine's court however felt that Elizabeth would change her religion for whatever was suitable to ensure her survival at the time. Elizabeth did say that she was a Protestant during her brother's reign and a Roman Catholic during her sister's reign.
8. Who did the Roman Catholic Church and its followers believe was the rightful Queen of England?

Answer: Mary, Queen of Scots

The Roman Catholic Church believed that Elizabeth was illegitimate because they believed that her father's first marriage to Katherine of Aragon remained valid (unti her death) and that her father should not have married Anne Boleyn because he was committing bigamy. To them, Mary was the rightful Queen of England although the English people proclaimed Elizabeth the Queen and most other European countries recognized Elizabeth as the Queen of England.
9. What did King Philip of Spain's son, Philip III, say was the reason for the war between Spain and England?

Answer: A clash of personalities

Philip III believed that had Elizabeth's and his father's personalties not been so different, they would have never have gone to war. Philip III believed that instead his father and the Queen of England would have made an indestructible alliance.
10. Elizabeth named James VI of Scotland as her successor.

Answer: false

Although the lords said that when asked if James VI of Scotland should succeed her, Elizabeth signed yes in the last few months of Elizabeth's life she could not talk. Elizabeth did not sign 'yes' for James VI or anyone to succeed her. The lords just said that she had so there would be a smooth succession. Elizabeth never named an heir, she said that she knew what it was like to be the heir to the throne. To her dying day she refused to name an heir.

Some sources are : www.elizabethi.org, www.royal.gov.uk, www.tudorhistory.org/elizabeth, www.englishhistory.net,
Source: Author lizzie2108

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