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The Reign of Elizabeth I

Guess these facts about Elizabeth I and her reign as Queen of England.
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Last updated: February 3, 2017
First submittedFebruary 2, 2017
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Dynasty she was a part of
Tudor
Her father
Henry VIII
Her mother
Anne Boleyn
Monarch who came after Elizabeth
James
"Bloody" monarch that came before her
Mary
One of her nicknames
Good Queen Bess
Greatest playwright during her reign
William Shakespeare
Most well-known theatre of the above
Globe Theatre
U.S. state that was named after her
Virginia
Invasion fleet sent against England in 1588
Spanish Armada
Explorer who tried to find El Dorado, the mythical city of gold
Walter Raleigh
Addictive substance popularized at court by the above
Tobacco
First English captain to circumnavigate the Earth
Francis Drake
Name of the above's ship
The Golden Hind
Asian trading company founded in 1600
East India Company
Actress who portrayed the Queen in the 1998 film "Elizabeth"
Cate Blanchett
This disease badly scarred her face at age 29
Smallpox
Chief advisor for most of her reign
William Cecil
She is buried in this building
Westminster Abbey
What the Pope did to her in 1570
Excommunicated
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level 72
Feb 2, 2017
We had to have a question about a movie portrayal? There are so many other interesting parts of her life that could have been explored...
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level ∞
Feb 3, 2017
Such as?
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level 59
Feb 17, 2017
Such as...When did she become Queen? How long was her reign? What title did she give herself as head of the Church of England? What conspiracy was she implicated in that saw her imprisoned in the Tower of London? What monarch did she keep prisoner for almost 20 years? Where was her childhood home? Just to name a few more interesting tidbits.
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level ∞
Feb 17, 2017
Thanks for the suggestions. But I don't think that any can be used. I try to avoid putting number questions on quizzes for the obvious reason that one can just type numbers until the correct answer is randomly landed upon. The prisoner question is a good one, but we already have a Mary on the quiz so typing Mary would get you both answers. The other questions are too difficult, in my opinion. I don't know the answers and I've read at least a couple books about Tudor history.
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level 54
Jul 13, 2017
the thing is that it's not actually in her reign, nor adjacent to it...
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level 76
Feb 2, 2017
I think I did better at this than some of the other reign/life quizzes. Probably because the Tudors are done to death in British schools.
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level 82
Feb 2, 2017
Sir Francis Drake. Sir Walter Raleigh.
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level 74
Feb 2, 2017
Queen Mary, King James?
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level 57
Jul 12, 2017
WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE!
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level 73
Aug 8, 2018
The greatest reason we ditched the English people early on....
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level 71
Feb 2, 2017
Nice quiz!
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level 72
Feb 2, 2017
Since you've added the moniker VIII to Henry, maybe do the same for James? (he was both VI and I - VI of Scotland, then, from 1603, I of England and Ireland as well)
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level 74
Feb 2, 2017
Yes.
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level 64
Jul 13, 2017
Seconded. It's a bit of a slap in the face to just say James, like he was your mate at the local. it should be "King James VI and I". I know we who are subjects of their Majesties have a different view on this to Americans, but it's just right to do it. Mary doesn't need it as she was the first of her name (also the Bloody in the clue is a distinction), but since you have with Henry, you really should with James.
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level 73
Aug 8, 2018
Exactly, the king is nobody more special than anyone else. Actually, absolute monarchs are inferior human beings as far as the vast majority of people on earth are concerned.
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level 76
Feb 3, 2017
Could you accept Burghley or Lord Burghley for Cecil?
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level ∞
Feb 3, 2017
Okay
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level 57
Jul 12, 2017
i wonder if I'm the only one to try 'Lord Melchett' as her adviser?!
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level 69
Jul 12, 2017
I did. :)
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level 44
Jul 12, 2017
"Grey, I suspect, Majesty," "I think you'll find it was orange, Lord Melchett," "Grey is more USUAL, ma'am," *pause* "Who's Queen?" "Well, Majesty, there were these magnificent orange elephants..."
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level 58
Jul 12, 2017
Nice one. But can't we make people work a bit harder re Anne Boleyn, i.e. surname required?
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level 67
Jul 12, 2017
Yeah. I don't know much about Elizabeth, but guessing "henry" for the father pretty well gives away the mother if first name is the only requirement. I mean, there's only 3 names to guess at that point.
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level 73
Aug 8, 2018
If you're guessing Henry, you probably don't know which of his wives gave him children.
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level 73
Jul 12, 2017
Good Queen Hunting? No?
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level 33
Jul 15, 2017
why moan about the questions? if you want better questions, write a quiz... and James is ok, he was james VI of Scotland at the time, but he was the first King James of England, so just like Mary, didnt need a number
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level 76
Jul 27, 2017
Aren't there pretty much only two things popes historically do to people? Canonize or excommunicate usually fills in the answer.
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level 73
Aug 8, 2018
Well they...oh wait, that's priests.
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level 65
Mar 27, 2019
Pope Urban IX also did some interesting stuff to a person!
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level 50
Apr 11, 2018
Great quiz x
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level 65
Mar 27, 2019
Potatoes should also be accepted for the addictive substance popularized at court.