The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Facts and History - Quiz & Worksheet


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Of all of his wives, the only one to give Henry VIII the son he wanted was _____.

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1. What prompted Henry VIII's first marriage?

2. Why was it so difficult for Henry VIII to get an annulment from Catherine of Aragon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the wives of Henry VIII. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the chronology of the monarch's marriages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Annulment with Catherine of Aragon
  • Execution of Anne Boleyn
  • Importance of a male heir
  • Henry VIII's only wife to bear a son

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the wives of Henry VIII
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the First Succession Act
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Catherine Parr's contribution to Western history

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson entitled, The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Facts and History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Catherine of Aragon's famous lineage
  • Know the impact of the War of the Roses
  • Understand Thomas More's position in political and religious matters
  • Recognize key aspects of the First Succession Act
  • Know the purpose of the Second and Third Succession Act
  • Identify Henry VIII's fourth, fifth, and sixth wives, and know their respective fates