Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth: Catholic vs. Anglican


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Mary, Queen of Scots gained the Scottish throne after _____.

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1. Why did Elizabeth I of England fear Mary Stuart?

2. Mary Stuart's execution helped bring about the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The multiple-choice questions in this quiz and worksheet cover the historical significance of the conflict between Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth. Mary's connection to France and her execution are among the topics you'll need to be familiar with for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Review the following key topics with the quiz/worksheet set:

  • Elizabeth I's concerns about Mary Stuart
  • Mary Stuart's claim to the Scottish throne
  • Betrothal of Mary, Queen of Scots

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Mary, Queen of Scots vs. Queen Elizabeth
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Spanish Armada
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the religious tension of the era

Additional Learning

Take a closer look at this fascinating historical topic by studying the lesson entitled Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth: Catholic vs. Anglican. Once you complete the material, you should be able to:

  • Identify Mary Stuart's claims to both the Scottish and the French crowns
  • Understand the controversy surrounding the English throne after Mary I's death
  • Recognize the impact of the events following Mary, Queen of Scots' return to Scotland
  • Know Elizabeth I's reasons for imprisoning her cousin
  • Understand the impact of Mary's execution