Spanish Armada Revision Lesson Quiz

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