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This Quiz will contain questions about:
The end of The Wars of the Roses
Henry VII reign
Henry VIII reign
Edward VI reign
Mary I reign
Elizabeth I reign
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Henry VII became King of England, founding the Tudor dynasty, when he defeated Richard III at what final battle of the Wars of the Roses?

    • A.

      The Battle of Waterloo

    • B.

      The Battle of Ludford Bridge

    • C.

      The Battle of Hedgeley Moor

    • D.

      The Battle of Bosworth Field

    Correct Answer
    D. The Battle of Bosworth Field
    Explanation
    The last battle of the Wars of the Roses was at Bosworth Field. The outcome of the battle started the tudor dynasty as the Battle of Bosworth was where the last York king (Richard III) died and Henry Tudor claimed the crown.

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  • 2. 

    True or False: Historians acknowledge that Richard III is the most likely candidate to have orchestrated the murder of the princes in the tower (Prince Richard and Prince Edward).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is not known for certain who killed the boys in the tower but historians agree that Richard III had the most to gain from it

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  • 3. 

    Which of the pictures below is the symbol of the York house

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    The White Rose is the symbol of the house of York

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  • 4. 

    The houses of Lancaster and York were two rival branches of the royal House of ............................

    Correct Answer
    Plantagenet
    Explanation
    The houses of Lancaster and York were two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet. The Plantagenet dynasty ruled England from the 12th to the 15th centuries and produced several notable monarchs, including King Henry II and King Richard the Lionheart. The conflict between the houses of Lancaster and York, known as the Wars of the Roses, was a power struggle for the English throne during the 15th century. The rivalry eventually ended with the establishment of the Tudor dynasty, led by Henry VII, who was able to unite the two houses through his marriage to Elizabeth of York.

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  • 5. 

    One of Henry VIII's points to annul his first marriage was that...

    • A.

      Catherine of Aragon was ugly

    • B.

      Catherine of Aragon had consummated the marriage to his brother

    • C.

      Catherine of Aragon was hatching a plot to kill the king and to convince him to name his daughter as his heir

    • D.

      He was superior to everyone around him so they should bend to his will

    Correct Answer
    B. Catherine of Aragon had consummated the marriage to his brother
  • 6. 

    True or False: Henry VIII had an illegitimate child named henry who he acknowledged as his son at court

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Yes, Henry Fitzroy was Henry's illegitimate son by his mistress Bessie Blount. Henry Fitzroy was Henry VIII only child to be acknowledged as the son of the King

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  • 7. 

    True or False: Edward IV was the son of Henry VIII

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Edward VI was the son of Henry VIII not Edward IV

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  • 8. 

    Elizabeth I married who?

    • A.

      King Eric XIV of Sweden.

    • B.

      Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

    • C.

      Francis Duke of Anjou

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
  • 9. 

    Anne of Cleves was married to which man...............

    • A.

      Henry VIII

    • B.

      Edward VI

    • C.

      Henry VII

    • D.

      Edward IV

    Correct Answer
    A. Henry VIII
    Explanation
    Anne of Cleves was married to Henry VIII. This is a well-known historical fact. Henry VIII was the King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. He had six wives, and Anne of Cleves was his fourth wife. Their marriage was arranged for political reasons, but it ended in annulment after only six months. Despite the short-lived marriage, Anne of Cleves was given the title of "The King's Beloved Sister" and received a generous settlement.

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  • 10. 

    True or False: Henry VII had a claim to the English throne through his father, Edmund Tudor.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Henry had relations to the throne from his mother's side, the house of beaufort.

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  • 11. 

    The Wars of the Roses are often called the Brothers' War

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Wars of The Roses are often referred to as the Cousins' War as the Houses of York and Lancaster came from the same family line

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  • 12. 

    Henry VIII had an older brother, who married Catherine of Aragon and would have become king before him, had he not been a sickly youth and died in his teenage years. What was this brother's name?

    • A.

      Richard

    • B.

      William

    • C.

      Arthur

    • D.

      Stuart

    Correct Answer
    C. Arthur
    Explanation
    Arthur was the older brother of Henry VIII who married Catherine of Aragon. He would have become king before Henry if he had not died in his teenage years.

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  • 13. 

    Who was Henry VIII's fifth wife, the second to be beheaded?

    Correct Answer
    Catherine Howard
    Explanation
    Young Catherine Howard was his fifth wife

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  • 14. 

    Catherine Howard was cousin to another of Henry's wives. Which wife was she related to?

    • A.

      Catherine of Aragon

    • B.

      Anne Boleyn

    • C.

      Catherine Parr

    • D.

      Jane Seymour

    Correct Answer
    B. Anne Boleyn
    Explanation
    Catherine Howard was related to Anne Boleyn because they were cousins.

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  • 15. 

    Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves largely on the basis of a portrait Hans Holbein had painted of her. Sadly, however, Anne and Henry were not quite as impressed with each other when they met in real life. By what unflattering name did Henry reportedly refer to his bride?

    • A.

      Flanders Mare

    • B.

      German Vermin

    • C.

      Cleves Thief

    • D.

      Dusseldorf Dog

    Correct Answer
    A. Flanders Mare
    Explanation
    Henry VIII reportedly referred to his bride, Anne of Cleves, as "Flanders Mare." This derogatory term suggests that he found her unattractive or undesirable, comparing her to a large, unattractive horse commonly found in Flanders. This nickname reflects Henry's disappointment with Anne's appearance and his dissatisfaction with their marriage.

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  • 16. 

    When she died childless in 1603, Elizabeth I left her throne to James of Scotland, son of Mary Queen of Scots. Because of this the crown of England passed from the Tudor dynasty to what other dynasty?

    • A.

      Stuart

    • B.

      York

    • C.

      Beaufort

    • D.

      Smith

    Correct Answer
    A. Stuart
    Explanation
    When Elizabeth I died without any children in 1603, she named James of Scotland, the son of Mary Queen of Scots, as her successor to the throne. As a result, the crown of England passed from the Tudor dynasty to the Stuart dynasty.

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  • 17. 

    Who was the mother of the first Tudor King, Henry VII?

    • A.

      Elizabeth of York

    • B.

      Margaret Beaufort

    • C.

      Elizabeth Woodville

    • D.

      Isabel Neville

    Correct Answer
    B. Margaret Beaufort
    Explanation
    Margaret Beaufort was the mother of the first Tudor King, Henry VII. She was a key figure in the Wars of the Roses and played a significant role in securing the Tudor dynasty's claim to the English throne. Margaret was married to Edmund Tudor and gave birth to Henry when she was only 13 years old. She dedicated her life to ensuring her son's success and actively supported him in his quest for the crown. Margaret's determination and political savvy were instrumental in Henry's rise to power, making her the rightful answer to this question.

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  • 18. 

    Henry VIII's sister Mary was married to the King of which country?

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      Portugal

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Sweden

    Correct Answer
    C. France
    Explanation
    Henry VIII's sister Mary was married to the King of France. This marriage took place in 1514 and was part of a political alliance between England and France. Mary married King Louis XII of France, who was much older than her. However, King Louis XII died shortly after their marriage, and Mary then married Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk.

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  • 19. 

    Who was the only child of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon that survived beyond infancy?

    Correct Answer
    Mary
    Mary I
    Bloody Mary
    Explanation
    Mary, Mary I, and Bloody Mary are all correct answers to the question. Mary was the only child of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon who survived beyond infancy. She later became known as Mary I, or Bloody Mary, due to her persecution of Protestants during her reign as Queen of England.

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  • 20. 

    Who was king for most of the Wars of the Roses?

    • A.

      Richard III

    • B.

      Henry VI

    • C.

      Henry VII

    • D.

      Edward IV

    Correct Answer
    D. Edward IV
    Explanation
    Edward IV was the king for most of the Wars of the Roses. The Wars of the Roses were a series of civil wars in England between the houses of Lancaster and York, both claiming the throne. Edward IV was a Yorkist and became king in 1461 after defeating the Lancastrians. He ruled for a significant portion of the conflict, bringing stability to the country and establishing the Yorkist dynasty. His reign saw several battles and political maneuvering, but ultimately, he played a crucial role in shaping the outcome of the Wars of the Roses.

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