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Elizabeth I Quiz

Elizabeth I

Q1) What year was Elizabeth I born?





Q2) Where was Elizabeth born?

Hampton Court Palace

Eltham Palace


Greenwich Palace

Q3) Who did Elizabeth I refer to as her "Spirit"?

William Cecil

Robert Dudley

Robert Devereux

Christopher Hatton

Q4) Where is Elizabeth buried?

Westminster Abbey

St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

St Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London

Peterborough Cathedral

Q5) In what year was Elizabeth imprisoned in the Tower of London by her half-sister Mary I?





Q6) Who did Elizabeth go to live with after the death of her father Henry VIII in 1547?

Anne of Cleves

Catherine Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

Her half-sister Mary

Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager

Q7) Where did Elizabeth die in 1603?

Greenwich Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Richmond Palace

Lambeth Palace

Q8) Elizabeth I's motto was...

The Most Happy

Semper Eadem (Always the Same)

In my end is my beginning

To be useful in all that I do

Q9) How old was Elizabeth when she became queen?





Q10) Who was Elizabeth I's first nurse/governess?

Lady Margaret Bryan

Katherine Champernowne (Ashley/Astley)

Blanche Parry

Anne Luke

Q11) What bird featured on Elizabeth I's badge?





Q12) In which year was the Spanish Armada defeated?





There are 18 comments Go To Comment

  1. l

    That was fun!!! I like testing myself. Please have more quizzes. You guys rock!!

    1. C - Post Author

      So glad you enjoyed it, I enjoyed putting it together.

  2. S

    Agreed! This was fun! A couple lucky guesses made me a “Tudor expert!”

  3. L

    Loved the quiz. Nothing makes ya smile like being told you are a Tudor Expert. 🙂

  4. S

    I love quizzes… really enjoyed this! 🙂

  5. S

    Enjoyed this. I am a Tudor know it all! That’s what my husband calls me too. A know it all. He leaves out the Tudor part. 😉

    1. C - Post Author

      Well done! I had great fun devising this quiz and will definitely do them regularly.

  6. L

    Fun quiz!

  7. D

    I guess I could have done better. Lol

  8. L

    Tudor Expert… *looks smug* 🙂

  9. c

    Tudor expert, so much fun, looking forward to the next one

  10. A

    So close! I didn’t remember the year she was imprisoned by Mary…And I wrote of it in my novel! Haha. Guess all my research slipped out in my sleep!

  11. C

    Thanks to your welcome video, I scored 11/12! I didn’t know about the phoenix emblem before the video. Was this chosen because of her uncertain path (putting it mildly) to the throne?

    1. C - Post Author

      Congratulations, that’s a great score.

      The phoenix was used to symbolize sacrifice and rebirth, and the way that it rises from the ashes could speak of Elizabeth’s rise to power. The phoenix is also a symbol of Christ’s Resurrection and the promise of eternal life, and as only one phoenix lives at one time it may be a symbol of Elizabeth’s uniqueness. Another meaning of the phoenix is chastity, so it is another allusion to the Queen’s purity and virginity.

  12. D

    Had to dig about in the grey matter for some of them, lol….more quizzes please, wakes my brain up!

  13. F

    Hi Claire
    Did it. all of them right on this quiz. good for me i love doing this a lot.
    Thanks so much hope you have more to come.

  14. E

    Enjoyed this – thanks for the quizes and I look forward to more. I feel that I know more than I knew I did.

    1. C - Post Author

      Hi Eloise,
      I’ve just added a Wars of the Roses one so I hope you enjoy that one too.

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