KS2 History Quiz - Tudor Kings and Queens (Questions)

One of the topics studied in KS2 history is the Tudors. This is the second of three quizzes on the subject and it focusses in particular on the Tudor kings and queens who have ruled England.

There were a total of five Tudor kings and queens who ruled England. Henry VII was the first of the Tudor monarchs. He came to the throne in 1485. His son was Henry VIII who had six wives. Henry VIII's son Edward VI was crowned king at the age of 9 but he died without having any children and named his cousin, Lady Jane Grey, as his heir. Jane was not a Tudor and she reigned for only nine days before Edward's half-sister Mary became queen instead. Mary had no children either so her half-sister Elizabeth was crowned Elizabeth I. She never married and was the last of the Tudor monarchs.

Take this quiz to see how much you know about the Tudor kings and queens who have ruled England.

1. Who was the first Tudor monarch?
[ ] Henry VII
[ ] Elizabeth I
[ ] Henry VIII
[ ] Mary
2. Who did Henry VII marry?
[ ] Elizabeth of York
[ ] Mary of York
[ ] Katherine of York
[ ] Anne of York
3. Who was Henry VIII's first wife?
[ ] Katherine Parr
[ ] Anne Boleyn
[ ] Katherine of Aragon
[ ] Anne of Cleves
4. How many wives did Henry VIII have beheaded?
[ ] One
[ ] Two
[ ] Three
[ ] Four
5. Who succeeded Henry VIII?
[ ] Edward VI
[ ] Elizabeth I
[ ] Mary I
[ ] Henry IX
6. Who was the 'nine day' queen?
[ ] Mary Queen of Scots
[ ] Mary I
[ ] Katherine Howard
[ ] Lady Jane Grey
7. What religion was Mary I?
[ ] Protestant
[ ] Quaker
[ ] Catholic
[ ] Muslim
8. Who was the mother of Elizabeth I?
[ ] Katherine Howard
[ ] Katherine Parr
[ ] Katherine of Aragon
[ ] Anne Boleyn
9. How many years did Elizabeth I reign?
[ ] 10
[ ] 25
[ ] 45
[ ] 60
10. Who succeeded Elizabeth I?
[ ] George I
[ ] James VI of Scotland
[ ] James II
[ ] Charles I

 

KS2 History Quiz - Tudor Kings and Queens (Answers)
1. Who was the first Tudor monarch?
[x] Henry VII
[ ] Elizabeth I
[ ] Henry VIII
[ ] Mary
Henry was a Lancastrian who ended the Wars of the Roses between the Yorkists and Lancastrians who were fighting for the throne
2. Who did Henry VII marry?
[x] Elizabeth of York
[ ] Mary of York
[ ] Katherine of York
[ ] Anne of York
Elizabeth was the daughter of the Yorkist King Edward IV. Henry sought to unite the Houses of Lancaster and York to bring peace to the kingdom
3. Who was Henry VIII's first wife?
[ ] Katherine Parr
[ ] Anne Boleyn
[x] Katherine of Aragon
[ ] Anne of Cleves
Henry split with the Catholic church so that he could divorce Katherine and marry Anne Boleyn
4. How many wives did Henry VIII have beheaded?
[ ] One
[x] Two
[ ] Three
[ ] Four
They were Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard
5. Who succeeded Henry VIII?
[x] Edward VI
[ ] Elizabeth I
[ ] Mary I
[ ] Henry IX
Edward died when he was only 15 years old
6. Who was the 'nine day' queen?
[ ] Mary Queen of Scots
[ ] Mary I
[ ] Katherine Howard
[x] Lady Jane Grey
Jane was deposed by Mary I and was later executed for treason
7. What religion was Mary I?
[ ] Protestant
[ ] Quaker
[x] Catholic
[ ] Muslim
Mary was known as Bloody Mary because she had many Protestants killed
8. Who was the mother of Elizabeth I?
[ ] Katherine Howard
[ ] Katherine Parr
[ ] Katherine of Aragon
[x] Anne Boleyn
Henry VIII's three children each had different mothers: Mary was the daughter of Katherine of Aragon, Elizabeth was the daughter of Anne Boleyn and Edward was the son of Jane Seymour
9. How many years did Elizabeth I reign?
[ ] 10
[ ] 25
[x] 45
[ ] 60
Elizabeth's reign was longer than that of any other Tudor monarch
10. Who succeeded Elizabeth I?
[ ] George I
[x] James VI of Scotland
[ ] James II
[ ] Charles I
James became James I of England