Elizabethan England

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  • 1. 

    Who was the queen at the time of Elizabethan England?

    • A.

      Queen Elizabeth I

    • B.

      Mary I

    • C.

      Queen Elizabeth III

    • D.

      Queen Elizabeth II

    • E.

      Sir Francis Drake

    Correct Answer
    A. Queen Elizabeth I
    Explanation
    Queen Elizabeth I was the queen at the time of Elizabethan England. She ruled from 1558 until her death in 1603. She is often considered one of the greatest monarchs in English history and her reign is known as the Elizabethan era, which was a time of cultural and artistic flourishing in England. She was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and her reign saw the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the expansion of English influence overseas. Queen Elizabeth I is also known for her strong leadership, political astuteness, and her support of the arts and exploration.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the Queen's father?

    • A.

      King Edward VI

    • B.

      Sir Francis Drake

    • C.

      Henry VIII

    Correct Answer
    C. Henry VIII
    Explanation
    Henry VIII is the correct answer because he was the father of Queen Elizabeth I, also known as the Queen. King Edward VI was Henry VIII's son, but he was not the Queen's father. Sir Francis Drake was a famous English explorer and naval commander, but he was not related to the Queen in any way. Therefore, the only option that fits as the Queen's father is Henry VIII.

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  • 3. 

    How old was Elizabeth when she became queen?

    • A.

      45

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      22

    • D.

      25

    • E.

      36

    Correct Answer
    D. 25
    Explanation
    Elizabeth became queen at the age of 25.

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  • 4. 

    What did people do for entertainment in the Elizabethan England period?

    • A.

      Dancing

    • B.

      Lute, virginal, viola, recorder, bagpipe and the fiddle

    • C.

      Drama

    • D.

      Dice, chess, checkers and a variety of card games

    • E.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the Above
    Explanation
    During the Elizabethan England period, people engaged in various forms of entertainment. Dancing was a popular activity that brought joy and amusement. Musical instruments like the lute, virginal, viola, recorder, bagpipe, and the fiddle were played for leisure and entertainment. Drama, including plays and performances, was also a significant source of entertainment for the people. Additionally, people enjoyed playing games such as dice, chess, checkers, and a variety of card games. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the Above" as all these activities were part of the entertainment in Elizabethan England.

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  • 5. 

    In Elizabethan England, houses are not only places to live; they are

    • A.

      Also places to farm

    • B.

      Also places to practice dancing

    • C.

      Status symbols

    • D.

      Places to garden

    Correct Answer
    C. Status symbols
    Explanation
    In Elizabethan England, houses were not just places to live but also served as status symbols. Owning a grand and luxurious house was a sign of wealth and social standing. The size, design, and location of a house were all indicators of the owner's social status. Therefore, houses were highly valued and sought after as they represented the owner's prestige and influence in society.

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  • 6. 

    The type of houses during this period were

    • A.

      Royal works

    • B.

      Great houses

    • C.

      Smaller country homes

    • D.

      Farmhouses

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    During this period, there were various types of houses that existed. Royal works refers to houses that were built for royalty or aristocracy, usually grand and luxurious. Great houses were large and impressive residences, often belonging to wealthy individuals or noble families. Smaller country homes were smaller, more modest houses located in rural areas. Farmhouses were houses specifically built on farms, serving as residences for farmers and their families. Therefore, all of the above options - royal works, great houses, smaller country homes, and farmhouses - were types of houses that were present during this period.

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  • 7. 

    As the royalty of the Elizabethan period grew,

    • A.

      The houses decreased in size

    • B.

      The house increased in size and magnitude

    • C.

      The houses remained the same

    Correct Answer
    B. The house increased in size and magnitude
    Explanation
    During the Elizabethan period, the royalty experienced a growth in power and wealth. This led to an increase in the size and magnitude of their houses. As the royalty became more influential, they had the means to expand and enhance their residences, resulting in larger and more impressive houses. Therefore, the correct answer is that the house increased in size and magnitude.

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  • 8. 

    Torture is the use of physical or mental pain, often to...

    • A.

      Obtain information

    • B.

      Punish a person

    • C.

      Control the members of a group to which the tortured person belongs

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because torture can be used for multiple purposes. It can be used to obtain information by inflicting pain or mental suffering on a person. It can also be used as a form of punishment to make someone suffer for their actions. Additionally, torture can be used as a means of controlling the members of a group to which the tortured person belongs, by instilling fear and exerting power over them. Therefore, all the given options are valid reasons for the use of torture.

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  • 9. 

    Torture has been used for at least (Fill in the blank)years and has been widespread

    • A.

      2,000

    • B.

      5600

    • C.

      500

    • D.

      20

    • E.

      150

    Correct Answer
    A. 2,000
    Explanation
    Torture has been used for at least 2,000 years and has been widespread. This suggests that torture has been a common practice throughout history, spanning across different cultures and civilizations. The fact that it has been used for such a long time indicates that it has been deemed effective or necessary by those who employed it. Additionally, the widespread nature of torture implies that it has been accepted or tolerated by societies to some extent.

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  • 10. 

    When Elizabeth took the throne, torture was used  (Fill in the blank)than in any other period of history.

    • A.

      More

    • B.

      Less

    • C.

      Equal to

    Correct Answer
    A. More
    Explanation
    During Elizabeth's reign, torture was used more than in any other period of history. This suggests that Elizabeth's era was characterized by an increase in the use of torture compared to previous periods.

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  • 11. 

    An outlaw was often...

    • A.

      Taken to jail

    • B.

      Hung

    • C.

      Strapped to the saddle of a rider, which him to run at full speed the entire trip (with occasional cantering to catch his breath)

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    During the time when outlaws were being punished, they could face various consequences. They were often taken to jail, where they would be imprisoned for their crimes. In some cases, they were also hung as a form of execution. Additionally, another punishment involved strapping the outlaw to the saddle of a rider, who would then ride at full speed for the entire trip, with occasional breaks for cantering. This punishment was physically demanding and exhausting for the outlaw. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as all these methods were used to deal with outlaws.

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  • 12. 

    Some Famous Elizabethan Women were..

    • A.

      Queen Elizabeth I

    • B.

      Margaret Douglas

    • C.

      Lady Arabella Stuart

    • D.

      Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Queen Elizabeth I (1533 -1603) never married. Queen Elizabeth I was an independent and dominant woman who would not share her throne with a man. She would have also been required to show total obedience to her husband

    Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury - (1521 - 1607) Bess of Hardwick started her life relatively poor. She married four times, became a lady in waiting to Queen Elizabeth and was the second most powerful Elizabethan woman, next to Queen Elizabeth

    Lady Arabella Stuart - The grand daughter of Bess of Hardwick. Groomed by Bess as a future Queen of England. Arabella married William Seymour and the two lines of descendants of both sisters of Henry VIII were united, and both Arabella and William were claimants to the throne. Lady Arabella Stuart was sent to the Tower of London where she died in 1615

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  • 13. 

    Daily life in Elizabethan England varied according to...

    • A.

      Status

    • B.

      Location

    • C.

      Houses

    • D.

      Both B+C

    • E.

      Both A+B

    Correct Answer
    E. Both A+B
    Explanation
    Daily life in Elizabethan England varied according to both status and location. The social status of individuals determined their daily routines, responsibilities, and privileges. Nobles and aristocrats enjoyed a lavish lifestyle with access to luxurious houses, while the lower classes lived in simpler dwellings. Moreover, the location also played a significant role in daily life, as urban areas offered different opportunities and experiences compared to rural areas. Therefore, both status and location were key factors that influenced the daily life of people in Elizabethan England.

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  • 14. 

    Elizabethan Life Customs & Festivals were based on....

    • A.

      Church calendar

    • B.

      The sun

    • C.

      Feasts, Fairs and Festivals

    • D.

      Customs & Festivals.

    • E.

      A+C+D

    Correct Answer
    E. A+C+D
    Explanation
    Elizabethan Life Customs & Festivals were based on the Church calendar, feasts, fairs, and festivals, as well as various customs and traditions. The Church calendar played a significant role in shaping the social and cultural life of Elizabethan society, as it dictated the timing and nature of religious celebrations and events. Feasts, fairs, and festivals were important communal gatherings that brought people together to celebrate and participate in various activities. These events often had religious significance but also provided opportunities for entertainment, trade, and social interaction. Additionally, customs and traditions were an integral part of Elizabethan life, influencing daily routines, social etiquette, and cultural practices. Therefore, the correct answer includes options A, C, and D, as they all contribute to understanding Elizabethan Life Customs & Festivals.

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