Midterm Sample Questions

Below you will find a handful of essay questions. Good practice for an exam would be to select one and see if you can write an answer to it — or at least an outline — based only one what you have studied so far. I recommend doing this project *after* we have held our online discussion and you have studied for the exam. That way it is truly a test of your preparation.

Sample Questions:

How did the problems posed by Puritanism and Catholicism change between 1558 and 1625?

What were the causes and the consequences of the financial problems which confronted Elizabeth I and James I?

Who constituted a greater threat to Elizabeth I’s government, puritans or Catholics? In what ways did the threats change in the course of her reign?

Contrast the ruling styles of Henry VIII’s children. How successful were their reigns? What major challenges did they face?

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