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Tudor Literature Quiz

This week's quiz is about the books, poems and plays read and written by prominent Tudor people. Have fun!

Tudor Literature

Q1) Which Tudor person is said to have written the poem "on Monsieur's Departure"?

Lady Jane Grey

Penelope Devereux

Mary Howard

Elizabeth I

Q2) Who wrote the treatise "The Defense of the Seven Sacraments" (Assertio Septem Sacramentorum)?

Henry VIII

Martin Luther

Thomas Cranmer

William Tyndale

Q3) The Education of a Christian Woman: A Sixteenth-Century Manual by Juan Luis Vives was dedicated to which Tudor woman?

Catherine of Aragon

Lady Jane Grey

Catherine Parr

Mary I

Q4) What was the subject of the book dedicated to Catherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife, in 1540?




Herbs and the kitchen garden

Q5) Who presented Anne Boleyn with beautifully illuminated manuscripts of evangelical works by Jacques Lefevre d’Etaples?

Henry VIII

George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

Henry Parker, Lord Morley

Thomas Cranmer

Q6) Who wrote the religious work "Lamentations of a sinner"?

Margaret of Navarre

William Tyndale

Elizabeth I

Catherine Parr

Q7) Elizabeth I translated the religious poem, The Mirror of the Sinful Soul, for her step-mother Catherine Parr. Who was it originally by?

Margaret of Navarre

Anne Boleyn

Jacques Lefevre d’Etaples


Q8) Which song was written by Henry VIII?

Whereto should I express?

Pastime with Good Company

Green Groweth the Holly

All of the above

Q9) What was the Devonshire Manuscript?

It was a collection of verses written by William Cavendish, 1st Earl of Devonshire

It was a collection of verses found in Francis Drake's home in Devon

It was a miscellany of verse compiled by Mary Shelton, Mary Howard and Margaret Douglas

It was a book written by Thomas Wyatt about his travels in Devon

Q10) Which English poet wrote Astrophel and Stella?

Henry Howard

Thomas Wyatt

William Shakespeare

Philip Sidney

Q11) Which Shakespeare play features the characters Benedick and Beatrice?

As You Like It

Midsummer Night's Dream

Much Ado About Nothing

Measure for Measure

Q12) Who wrote the lines: And graven with diamonds in letters plain There is written, her fair neck round about: Noli me tangere, for Caesar's I am, And wild for to hold, though I seem tame.

Thomas Wyatt

George Boleyn

Henry Howard

Francis Bryan

Q13) Which poem does John Harington, an author of literature in the sixteenth century, attribute to George Boleyn?

They flee from me

The Lover Complaineth the Unkindness of his Love

O Death, Rock me asleep

So Cruel Prison

Q14) Who wrote the words "Le temps viendra" (the time will come) in a book of hours?

Elizabeth I

Lady Jane Grey

Catherine Brandon

Anne Boleyn

There are 3 comments Go To Comment

  1. L

    Think I got 2 out of ten for this quiz , I’ve so much to learn

  2. C

    I got 5 out of 14! Not so hot!

  3. e

    Wow, got 12 very surprised

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Tudor Literature Quiz