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Elizabethan government: Quiz


Question 1: It was divided into the national bodies (the ________, Privy Council, and Parliament), the regional bodies (the Council of the North and Council of the Marches), the county and community bodies, and the court system.
United KingdomMonarchySpainMonarch

Question 2: Royal representatives (________, Sheriffs, and Lords Lieutenant) were in every county; they ensured that the queen’s commands and laws were obeyed.
Magistrates' CourtJustice of the peaceSolicitorJudicial Committee of the Privy Council

Question 3: Sir Walter Raleigh was such a favourite that he was showered with gifts, including the right to take possession of land in the New World, where he organised the exploration of what would be ________.
West VirginiaNorth CarolinaNew JerseyVirginia

Question 4: Civil cases were dealt with by various courts, depending on the person’s monetary status; the wealthy were tried by the ________, one of the highest profile courts which consisted of mostly Privy Counselors.
Star ChamberCommon lawHer Majesty's Most Honourable Privy CouncilEngland

Question 5: Each ________ and town had its own government, headed by a mayor as well.
MunicipalityIndependent cityCityCounty

Question 6: England under Queen Elizabeth I's reign, the ________, was ruled by the very structured and complicated Elizabethan government.
Caroline eraEnglish ReformationElizabethan eraTudor period

Question 7: Those of lesser crimes were sent to ________ or the stocks.
United StatesUnited KingdomCapital punishmentPrison

Question 8: The Council of the North, which resided in York, oversaw Northern England while the Council of the Marches, which resided in ________, oversaw Wales and some border counties.
ShrewsburyLudlowChurch StrettonNewport, Shropshire

Question 9: She ruled for 45 years and was the sixth and last of the ________.
O'Neill dynastyTudor dynastyCapetian dynastyHohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Question 10: Generally, the monarch paid for daily administration with ordinary revenues (________, feudal dues, and sales of land) while Parliament covered extraordinary expenditures (such as war) with taxation.


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