1. Which of the following
was the Tower of London used for in the Elizabethan age?
2. Who issued an
interdict against Elizabeth?
3. What was Elizabeth's
close circle of advisors called?
4. Which of the following
is a ceremony in which a sovereign is officially crowned?
5. Which country
believed it had an "Invincible Armada" before 1588?
6. What were the
treasure ships called that Sir Francis Drake raided?
7. What was the name
of Sir Francis Drake's ship?
8. What type of non-rhymed
poetry did Christopher Marlowe pioneer?
9. Elizabeth and
Mary I belonged to what royal family?
10. Which English
king had several of his wives killed in his obsessive quest for
a male heir?
11. Who was Elizabeth's
12. What religion
was Mary I?
13. Philip II ruled
14. Who was known
as "Bloody Mary"?
15. James I belonged
to which family?
16. What religion
was Mary Queen of Scots?
17. Lord Burleigh,
one of Elizabeth's most trusted advisors, was originally known
18. What was Simon
19. To what family
line was the Earl of Essex distantly related?
20. How did Mary
21. How did Robert
Dudley's first wife, Lady Dudley, die?
22. Which area in
Europe did the Hapsburgs have no official power over during the
23. What was the
Earl of Leicester's original name?
25. What role did
Mary of Guise fill in Scotland?
26. Who was Mary
of Guise's daughter?
27. Which of the
following was on of Elizabeth's cousins?
28. Where did Essex
lead a botched military campaign?
29. What was the
Duke of Alencon later known as?
30. Which of the
following was Francis Walsingham known for?
31. Which of the
following Protestants was assassinated with papal approval?
32. Who led the surprise
naval attack on the Spanish Armada at Cadiz, preempting Philip's
1588 invasion attempt?
33. What was Christopher
Marlowe famous for?
34. Which work did
Edmund Spenser author?
35. Who succeeded
36. Who discovered
Mary Queen of Scots' complicity in the Babington Plot?
37. Which of the
following was Elizabeth known as?
38. What gift did
Sir Francis Drake present Elizabeth with on board the Golden Hind?
39. Which office
did Leicester hold in Elizabeth's court?
40. Which of the
following was a favorite pastime of Elizabeth's?
41. Who did Elizabeth
have executed for Treason in 1601?
42. How did Mary
Queen of Scots send messages to her conspirators during the Babington
43. Which of the
following languages was Elizabeth weakest in?
44. Which language
did young Elizabeth learn in secret?
45. Who was Henry
VIII's 5th wife?
46. Which French
nobleman did Francis Walsingham hope Elizabeth would marry?
47. Who held a water-pageant
at Kenilworth castle for Elizabeth's enjoyment in 1575?
48. Who was Edmund
49. What was a favorite
entertainment in Elizabeth's court?
50. Which of the
following disciplines most fascinated Elizabeth?