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The Spanish Armada Quiz 2

I hope you enjoyed the first part of our Spanish Armada quiz last week. Here's the second part. Good luck!

The Spanish Armada Quiz 2

Q1) Following the Battle of Gravelines, how many of its main ships was Spain said to have lost (either sunk or captured)?

10

1

2

5

Q2) Although England had been victorious at the Battle of Gravelines, many English sailors died after they dropped anchor at Margate - why?

From typhus

Spanish sailors were hiding in the town and attacked

Margate had a plague epidemic

They had smallpox

Q3) On which date did Elizabeth I give her famous "Tilbury Speech" to the forces gathered at Tilbury to protect the Thames from the Duke of Parma's forces?

30 July

9 August

7th August

5th August

Q4) According to tradition, what did the Queen wear for her speech?

Her coronation robes

A gown of cloth of gold

Armour

Breeches

Q5) There are a number of versions of her speech, but according to one she said: "I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a ............"

King

Lion

Dragon

Phoenix

Q6) On 20th August 1588, what took place in London?

A special joust

A royal procession through the streets

The executions of captured Spaniards

A thanksgiving service

Q7) True or false: There were English Catholics serving as sailors in the Spanish Armada.

True

False

Q8) How many ships made up the Spanish Armada?

100

130

120

190

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The Spanish Armada Quiz 2