The Elizabethan Age/theater

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  • 1. 
    In what year did Elizabeth become the Queen of England?
    • A. 

      1555

    • B. 

      1958

    • C. 

      1558

  • 2. 
    Many of England's greatest playwrights were active during Queen Elizabeth's reign, including
    • A. 

      Christopher Marlowe

    • B. 

      Ben Jackson

    • C. 

      William Shakespeare

  • 3. 
    Shakespeare's theater company became known as the King's Men while King James was ruling.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Charles II returned from France, claimed the throne, and installed the ____________________.
  • 5. 
    The highest rank in British Peerage.
    • A. 

      Marquess

    • B. 

      Duke

    • C. 

      Earl

  • 6. 
    Both boys and girls were encouraged to attend formal schooling.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Most boys began an ________________________ in a trade following grammar school.
  • 8. 
    Because the Elizabethan theater was so popular, it attracted no criticism or scorn from the English society.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    _________________ is perhaps the best known actor who performed in the Elizabethan theater.
  • 10. 
    Elizabethan actors wore lavish costumes, but had minimal stage scenery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Elizabethan theaters attracted audiences as large as 3,000 even though they were
    • A. 

      Dirty

    • B. 

      Makeshift

    • C. 

      Quiet

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      1642

    • B. 

      1542

    • C. 

      1640