Queen Elizabeth I Quiz

The Queen Elizabeth I Quiz.

Piloting the world’s largest empire, Queen Elizabeth I oversaw one of the most prominent periods in the history of Great Britain. Not only did the nation’s territorial conquests go well under her reign, but the social aspects of her nation also saw tremendous revolution beneath her example.

From a childhood that had its fair share of challenges to an adulthood of power and influence, Queen Elizabeth proved to have a character that was the product of the circumstances around her. Yet, with the power of Britain behind her, she would go on to shape the circumstances herself. Even if her reign has many areas which draw the ire of a contemporary audience, the impact she had on history has allowed her to remain a figure of particular interest throughout history.

Elizabeth made firm policies. The results of these policies may have been mixed at times, but they definitely reveal the truth of her vision of a new Britain which would set the pace for the world which evolved in leaps and bounds.  She patronized methods of both the pen and the sword. The ultimate result was a glorious rule which set the course of British history as we know it.

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Queen Elizabeth I was the ruler of Great Britain from 1558 until her death in what year?
1603
1612
1620
1627

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Queen Elizabeth I was the final monarch of what noble house to rule over England?
Tudor
Windsor
Bourbon
Lancaster

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What previous British monarch was the father of Queen Elizabeth I?
Edward I
James III
Henry VIII
William II

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What British monarch ruled immediately before Queen Elizabeth I and continuously came into conflict with Elizabeth I over their differing religious views and on the future of England?
Queen Deborah I
Queen Mary I
Queen Anne II
Queen Abigail I

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Queen Mary I had Queen Elizabeth I imprisoned for nearly a year. The charge Mary levied against Elizabeth was an accusation that Elizabeth was supporting rebels against what religion which Mary supported?
Lutheranism
Methodism
Puritanism
Catholicism

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Which of the following nicknames do historians usually attach to Queen Elizabeth I?
Queen Elizabeth I Quiz
The Virgin Queen
The Tepid Queen
The Sober Queen
The Bashful Queen

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What man, through his station as Baron Burghley, became famous as Elizabeth I's closest political ally and confidant throughout most of her life?
Donnovan Purin
William Cecil
Edward Ignazio
Kellum Eillurt

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As one of her primary reforms over the Church of England, Queen Elizabeth I officially declared herself what position in its governing staff?
High Cardinal
Antipope
Supreme Governor
Marquis

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Queen Elizabeth I's reign was partially famous for encouraging the advancement of the English arts. What is the name of the famous theater where William Shakespeare would perform his plays and Elizabeth would occasionally watch them?
The Boulevard Theater
The Lionette Theater
The Crescent Theater
The Globe Theater

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Queen Elizabeth I ordered the imprisonment and execution of what other queen after learning said queen was involved in an assassination plot against Elizabeth?
Mary, Queen of Scots
Lisa, Queen of Franks
Hilda, Queen of Prussians
Iida, Queen of Huns

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When dealing with politics, Queen Elizabeth I infamously would say the quote, "Video et Taceo." What does this Latin phrase mean in English?
"Speak softly or not at all."
"No one is above me."
"I see but don't say."
"I will lie to all."

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In 1588, Queen Elizabeth I's military might crushed the legendary armada of naval ships which allowed what nation to control the seas up to that point?
Spain
France
Prussia
Portugal

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What is the name of this explorer favored by Queen Elizabeth I who was second-in-command of the British forces that defeated the Spanish Armada?
Sir Matthew Scoatia
Sir Laurence Albany
Sir Francis Drake
Sir Thomas Cook

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In 1601, Queen Elizabeth I gave what now-famous speech in which she eloquently voiced her love of Great Britain and its people?
"The Penitent Speech"
"The Golden Speech"
"The Codified Speech"
"The Victorious Speech"

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What monarch succeeded Queen Elizabeth I after she passed away in 1603?
King Robert II
Queen Margaret IV
King James I
King Henry IX

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