Anne Boleyn Quiz – the Early Years

Anne Boleyn - the early years

Anne Boleyn again

To celebrate a month Anne and the Scandal of Christendom debate, there are a coupe of quizzes here for you to test your knowledge and skill. This first is about Mistress Anne as it were – Anne before she was married.


You get as long as you like to take the quiz, so you can read the answers to your heart’s content. And you can take it again and again if you really want to, though you maybe ought to go and get on with those jobs you’ve been meaning to do.


Anyway, whatever you do, Good luck!



29 thoughts on “Anne Boleyn Quiz – the Early Years

    1. Hmm. Might be that my assessment skills are not great and I am setting the grade boundaries too high. Incidentally, does anyone actually pass Latin given it’s clearly impossible?

      1. Brilliant, can we blame you rather than ourselves? If so, I blame you!! I will have another go. I do think that maybe the multiple choice without it being clear in the rubric that one could pick more than one was tricky. If you like I could introduce you to my very severe colleague, Sue, who could tell you all about test validity, you’d have a ball!

        1. You can! Yes, I used to work for Edexcel, and remember many happy (?) hours being taken through the finer points of standardisation, the requirement to be reliable, valid and fair and so on. Clearly, I was on the sales & marketing side so….but yes! good idea! I will go and add in a message.

  1. That was fun, and hard! I loved the long explanations, not just a correct answer after. I noticed a small typo if you don’t mind me saying — Chapuys named mis-spelled at the end of the explanation of Anne’s quotes question. Thanks so much!

  2. Tough quiz, and I only just listened to the relevant episode this morning! (sorry, I got a bit behind — listened to 5 episodes in the last 2 days, and am still not caught up!) A minor suggestion: maybe you have no choice w/ the software you’re using, but it would make much more sense to report the median score (which satisfyingly enough just happens to be 50% right now) than the mean.

    1. Hi Suzanne. I had to rush back to my textbooks to remind myself of the difference! I’m impressed at you calculation skills, and yes I can see that would be better…but sadly I have checked and it gives me no option.

  3. Question 1, I could not really understand. Semantically, I read it as a double negative because of the word “UNSAFE”. The sentence wasn’t structured like a double negative but my brain refused to process it as anything but…

    There was another question where I was confused about the title Supplication of the
    Beggars. The one that I heard about “Supplication for the
    Beggars” has a title that means something else. Fox was a pretty sarcastic fellow so I wasn’t sure if the some sort of unauthorized version of the said, sort of like Procopius’s secret history of Justian. Most of the questions I just guessed…my bad.

    1. Should clarify something to my remarks about the book title, I thought preambling the question mentioning Fox could’ve been a clue about Fish’s treatise. As I said, question 1 “scrambled my brain”, that and perhaps I have watched too many BBC mystery TV series where nothing is at seems, except the last Sherlock Holmes series (and I don’t mean that as a compliment).

      1. I am genuinely at a loss for words, which doesn’t happen often I have to tell you …my brain has joined yours in scrambled territory!

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