Elizabethan Era

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Elizabethan Era.

1. Who is the Elizabethan Era named after?
a. Elizabeth Taylor
b. Queen Elizabeth I
c. Elizabeth Arden
d. Elizabeth Hurley
e. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

2. What form of fine art is the Elizabethan Era most famous for?
a. Literature
b. Painting
c. Ballet
d. Theatre
e. Calligraphy

3. What famous writer from the Elizabethan Era is considered by many to be the greatest writer of the English language?
a. Charles Dickens
b. Jane Austen
c. William Shakespeare
d. Emily Bronte
e. J. K. Rowling

4. What type of plays were performed at the English theatre?
a. History plays
b. Comedies
c. Tragedies
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

5. Who of the following was NOT a famous English explorer?
a. Sir Francis Drake
b. Christopher Columbus
c. Sir Walter Raleigh
d. Sir Humphrey Gilbert
e. All of the above

6. True or False: During the Elizabethan Era, people wore plain clothing with little decoration and drab colors.

7. What was the Privy Council?
a. A group of advisors to the monarch
b. A group of commoners who voted on laws
c. An English acting company
d. A Renaissance singing group
e. One of the two houses of parliament

8. Which of the following was NOT a body of the government of England during the Elizabethan Era?
a. Privy Council
b. House of Lords
c. Monarch
d. House of Commons
e. Senate

9. What was it that Queen Elizabeth said she was married to?
a. Parliament
b. France
c. Her country
d. The theatre
e. The church

10. When did the Elizabethan Era take place?
a. 1066 to 1112
b. 1153 to 1250
c. 1300 to 1450
d. 1558 to 1603
e. 1644 to 1776

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