The Reign of Elizabeth I (Part 2)
Which two countries did Elizabeth fear would ally with Mary?

The Reign of Elizabeth I (Part 2)

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Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots were not best friends, to put it bluntly. During her 45-year reign Elizabeth faced many threats to her throne.

Try this second History quiz on the Reign of Elizabeth I about her life which mainly looks at her problems with Mary Queen of Scots.

1.
Which wife of Henry VIII was Elizabeth's mother?
Anne Boleyn
Anne of Cleves
Catherine of Aragon
Jane Seymour
2.
At what age did Elizabeth become Queen?
19
25
30
34
3.
Which relative did she succeed to the throne?
Her brother
Her cousin
Her father
Her sister
Her sister was Mary I or Mary Tudor who died in 1558
4.
Mary Queen of Scots was what relation to Elizabeth?
Aunt
Cousin
Half-sister
Niece
Mary was Catholic which made her a worrying threat
5.
Through whom did Mary believe she had a claim to the English throne?
Edward IV
Henry VIII
Richard II
Richard III
Mary's grandfather had been Henry's brother-in-law
6.
Which two countries did Elizabeth fear would ally with Mary?
France and Spain
Italy and France
Netherlands and France
Spain and Italy
Both of these countries had Catholic rulers
7.
Which Italian nobleman famously supported Mary?
Gandolfo
Mazerati
Ridolfi
Rizzelli
He was eventually executed for treason
8.
Who was the chief spy who set a trap for Mary?
Earl of Essex
Francis Walsingham
Thomas Cranmer
Walter Raleigh
9.
A plot to murder Elizabeth and make Mary queen had what name?
Babington Plot
Harrington Plot
Lexington Plot
Wallington Plot
10.
Mary Queen of Scots was executed at which castle?
Fotheringay
Shrewsbury
Warkworth
Windsor
In 1587 - accused of treason
Author:  Jan Crompton

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