Henry VIII Quiz MCQ: How Much You Know?

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Henry VIII Quiz MCQ: How Much You Know?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was Henry VIII's father?
    • A. 

      Edward I

    • B. 

      Henry VII

    • C. 

      Richard III

  • 2. 
    When did Henry VIII become King of England?
    • A. 

      1507

    • B. 

      1508

    • C. 

      1509

  • 3. 
    When Henry was young, what did he prefer doing?
    • A. 

      Hunting and dancing, he hated Government.

    • B. 

      Doing all his royal duties.

    • C. 

      Cooking and sewing.

  • 4. 
    Who looked after government and diplomacy during the early years of Henry being King?
    • A. 

      Nobody, he did it himself.

    • B. 

      Thomas Cromwell

    • C. 

      Thomas Wolsey.

  • 5. 
    Why did Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon fail?
    • A. 

      He didn't love her anymore.

    • B. 

      She failed to have a son with Henry.

    • C. 

      She ran away.

  • 6. 
    How are Henry's marriage problems linked to the 'Break from Rome'?
    • A. 

      The Pope refused to grant Henry a divorce, so Henry decided to make the Pope powerless, and declared himself the head of the church.

    • B. 

      Catherine and Henry spent their honeymoon in Rome.

    • C. 

      The Pope claimed that Henry had never officially married Catherine, so there was no point in getting a divorce. Henry just couldn't be bothered anymore.

  • 7. 
    Apart from the divorce, how did Henry benefit from his Break from Rome?
    • A. 

      Henry was able to have complete control over all aspects of his country.

    • B. 

      He ordered the dissolution of the monasteries - this gave him money for his military campaigns.

    • C. 

      He didn't have to go to Church on Sundays anymore.

  • 8. 
    What was Henry's biggest problem?
    • A. 

      He didn't like his wives very much.

    • B. 

      People bullied him.

    • C. 

      His wives couldn't produce enough healthy male heirs.

  • 9. 
    Henry had 6 wives; which of the 5 wives below gave birth to a son?
    • A. 

      Catherine Parr

    • B. 

      Kathryn Howard

    • C. 

      Anne Boleyn

    • D. 

      Jane Seymour

    • E. 

      Anne of Cleves

  • 10. 
    Who ruled England after Henry died?
    • A. 

      James I

    • B. 

      Elizabeth I

    • C. 

      Edward VI

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