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Question 1:
Which of the following battles did Francis Drake take part in?

Question 2:
Where did Philip II of Spain die?

Question 3:
How is Elizabeth I of England described?

Question 4: The pride of the fleet were the Twelve Apostles - a dozen enormous new ________ - and the navy proved itself far more effective than it had been before 1588.

Question 5: Amesquita's force seized supplies, raided and burned ________ and surrounding villages, held a mass, and sailed away before it could be confronted.
PenzanceHayleSt Ives, CornwallTruro

Question 6: In the 1560s, ________, a champion of the Roman Catholic cause, sought to frustrate English crown policy for both religious and commercial reasons.
Charles V, Holy Roman EmperorPhilip IV of SpainPhilip III of SpainPhilip II of Spain

Question 7: On 29 July, he obtained Papal authority to overthrow Elizabeth, who had been excommunicated by ________, and place whomever he chose on the throne of England.
Pope John Paul IIPope Benedict XVIPope Pius XPope Pius V

Question 8: In time, their Irish allies arrived to surround the besieging force, but poor coordination with the rebels led to an English victory at the ________.
Spanish ArmadaNine Years' War (Ireland)Anglo-Spanish War (1585)Siege of Kinsale

Question 9: The war was punctuated by widely separated battles, and began with England's military expedition in 1585 to the Netherlands under the command of the ________ in support of the resistance of the States General to Habsburg rule.
Earl of LeicesterMarquess TownshendHenry III of EnglandGeorge VI of the United Kingdom

Question 10: In September 1568, a slaving expedition led by Hawkins and Sir ________ was surprised by the Spanish, and several ships were sunk, at San Juan de Ulúa, near Veracruz, Mexico.
Edward LowFrancis DrakeJohn HawkinsHippolyte de Bouchard


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