Europe in 16th Century Practice Test
Review the following study guides if necessary:
- Europe in 16th Century
- Spain in the 1400s
- Spain in the 1500s
- The Holy Roman Empire
- Queen Mary Tudor
- Queen Elizabeth I
- The Defeat of the Armada
1. _______________marked the end of a period in which Spain was a dominant European power.
A. The conquest of Granada
B. The death of Queen Mary
C. The defeat of the Armada
D. The marriage of Ferdinand and Isabel
2. Juana was unable to rule as queen of Castile because
A. she was a woman.
B. she was too old.
C. she was unmarried.
D. she was mentally unstable.
3. The offi cials of the Spanish Inquisition reported directly to
A. the Church in Rome.
B. the military.
C. the monarch.
D. the civil courts.
4. What was one practical reason for the Spanish government to insist that all the people must practice the same religious faith?
A. to avoid the need for popular elections
B. to avoid the possibility of domestic conflict
C. to keep the monarchs more securely on their thrones
D. to maintain the union of Aragon and Castile
5. The term Reconquista refers to the Spanish takeover of
A. the Holy Roman Empire.
B. colonies in the Americas.
C. provinces in France and Italy.
D. the Iberian peninsula.
6. _________________ is still considered the greatest English writer who ever lived.
A. John Donne
B. Hans Holbein
C. John Milton
D. William Shakespeare
7. What explains Elizabeth I’s belief in the importance of her subjects’ personal affection?
A. The people were more likely to vote for a popular monarch.
B. The people were less likely to rise up against a popular monarch.
C. The people would not pressure a popular monarch to marry.
D. The people would not support the policies of a popular monarch.
8. Charles of Ghent ruled over Spain and all the central European Hapsburg lands by right of ___________________ .
B. military conquest
C. popular election
D. royal appointment
9. Charles V abdicated as Holy Roman Emperor in the wake of
A. the conquest of Granada.
B. the Peace of Augsburg.
C. the marriage of his son Philip.
D. the defeat of the Armada.
10. Why did Ferdinand I consider it important to establish a centrally controlled bureaucracy?
A. to enable his armies to defeat the Turks
B. to run a diverse empire effectively and efficiently
C. to maintain the loyalty of the major landowners
D. to suppress the practice of Lutheranism
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