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The Elizabeth I Quiz

From her Father Henry VIII to the country she ruled , better check what you know! 8 Questions.

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Elizabeth's father was the famous King Henry VIII. Which of his six wives was Elizabeth's mother?

  • Anne Boleyn
  • Catherine Of Aragon
  • Jane Seymour
  • Catherine Howard

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As a teenager, Elizabeth was wooed by an opportunistic adventurer who ended up losing his head. What was his name?

  • Edward Courtenay
  • Thomas Grey
  • Edward Seymour
  • Thomas Seymour

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As soon as she took the throne, Elizabeth was urged by her advisors to marry. One of her potential husbands was her half sister's widower , but who was this man?

  • Archduke Charles
  • Archduke Ferdinand
  • Eric Of Sweden
  • Philip Of Spain

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Elizabeth was extremely well educated, and her diplomatic capabilities were aided by the fact that she was fluent in several languages. Which of the following languages was she least fluent in?

  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian

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Throughout her reign, Elizabeth was known, always affectionately, by several different names. Which of the names below was not applied to Elizabeth during her lifetime?

  • Gloriana
  • Darling Liz
  • Sweet Bessy
  • Good Queen

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Elizabeth's reign was longer than that of any other Tudor. When she died at the age of 69 in 1603, how many years had she reigned?

  • 45
  • 50
  • 57
  • 88

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The most glorious episode in Elizabeth's reign was the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English navy. Who commanded part of this stalwart force for Elizabeth?

  • Francis Drake
  • Walter Raleigh
  • Robert Devereaux
  • Francis Bacon

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Elizabeth had plenty of suitors , but one Englishman seemed to stand out early in her reign, and she might have married him were it not for a scandal concerning the death of his wife. Who was he?

  • Robert Dudley
  • Edward Courtenay
  • William Pickering
  • The Earl Of Arundel