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Elizabeth I Quiz

How much do you know about Elizabeth I, Gloriana, the Virgin Queen, Good Queen Bess? Test your knowledge with this fun quiz. Good luck!

Elizabeth I Quiz

Q1) Which of these events did NOT happen in the year that Elizabeth I was born?

Anne Boleyn's coronation

Thomas More's execution

Death of Mary Tudor, dowager Queen of France

Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon is annulled

Q2) Which of these events happened in 1542, when Elizabeth was nine years old?

Henry VIII married Catherine Parr

Annulment of Henry VIII's marriage to Anne of Cleves

Execution of Elizabeth's stepmother, Catherine Howard

Her half-brother Edward was born

Q3) On which date was Elizabeth I crowned queen in Westminster Abbey?

15 January 1559

17 November 1558

2 December 1558

1 June 1559

Q4) True or False: Elizabeth proposed Robert Dudley as a husband for her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots?



Q5) In which year did Elizabeth's former governess, Kat Ashley, die?





Q6) Who was Elizabeth’s first cousin but some believe to have been her half-sister – a product of Henry VIII’s affair with Mary Boleyn?

Lettice Knollys

Catherine Carey

Elizabeth Tailboys

Ethelreda Malte

Q7) What event in 1571 was hatched to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I of England and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots?

Kett's Rebellion

The Ridolfi Plot

The Babington Plot

None of the above

Q8) Which of these dates is Elizabeth I's birthdate?

1st June 1533

15th September 1533

7th September 1533

12th October 1533

Q9) How old was Elizabeth I when she died?





There are 3 comments Go To Comment

  1. N

    Oh dear! Guess I need to brush up on my dates! After the myriad of books I have read on my heroine, I’m sad to know that I only did mildly on the quiz! Such fun anyway! Cheers!

  2. B

    Great quiz on my favorite Tudor monarch!! I missed 2, but had hoped for a perfect score!! I have one entire shelf in my ‘Tudor History’ bookcase devoted entirely to Elizabeth I. I never tire reading about her!!

  3. A

    Didn’t do as well as I’d hoped!

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Elizabeth I Quiz