Spanish Armada Revision Lesson Quiz

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  1. What did the English do to while the Armada was at anchor?1
  2. In which area was the main Spanish strength?1
  3. In which area was the main English strength?1
  4. What happened to these soldiers?1
  5. The Armada then went north – why didn’t they just turn round and go back to Spain through the Channel?1
  6. Which French town did the Armada anchor near?1
  7. Who was the leader of Spain?1
  8. How many soldiers did the Spanish plan to invade with?1
  9. The threat of France had normally meant England and Spain did not fight each other – why was France not a problem?1
  10. How much of the Armada returned home?1
  11. Why did the Elizabethan Religious settlement annoy Philip?1
  12. Which English Queen had Philip II been married to?1
  13. What religion was Philip II?1
  14. What exact date did the Armada set sail from Spain?1
  15. Why was it dangerous to sail north around Scotland back to Spain?1
  16. Near where was there an encounter, if not a battle, between the Spanish and English fleets?1
  17. During which month were many Spanish ships wrecked off the coasts of Scotland and Ireland?1
  18. What was the Spanish reaction to the English attack?1
  19. What was Philip always willing to do, offering money and troops if needed?1
  20. Why would it be wrong to say one thing caused the war between England and Spain?1
  21. Why did Elizabeth secretly help revolts in the Netherlands against Philip II?1
  22. When did Philip II offer Elizabeth I the chance to marry him?1
  23. What did Elizabeth do in 1585?1
  24. Where did Spain have colonies?1
  25. What did Elizabeth encourage sailors such as Sir Francis Drake to do?1
  26. Whose death warrant did Elizabeth sign in 1587?1
  27. What has been the Spanish plan relating to their soldiers?1
  28. How many warships was the Spanish Armada composed of?1

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