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The Wives of Henry VIII Quiz
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Ruling from 1509 until he died in 1547, he's perhaps better known for his weight and his wives than the accomplishments of his reign. Let's meet the wives of Henry VIII, King of England.

True or false: Did Henry VIII really have six wives?

  • 1
  • 0

What was his first wife's name?

  • Anne of Cleves
  • Catherine of Aragon
  • Jane Seymour

Who was Catherine of Aragon married to before Henry VIII?

  • Arthur, Prince of Wales
  • John of Gaunt
  • Henry, Duke of Cornwall

How long did Henry's first marriage last?

  • 2 years
  • 10 years
  • 24 years

Who did Henry break with the Catholic church to marry?

  • Anne Boleyn
  • Anne of Cleves
  • Catherine of Aragon

Which of Henry's wives was accused of treason, adultery and incest before her execution?

  • Anne Boleyn
  • Catherine Howard
  • Catherine Parr

How did Queen Anne Boleyn die?

  • beheading
  • burning at the stake
  • hung, drawn and quartered

Which lady-in-waiting became the second wife of Henry VIII?

  • Catherine of Aragon
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Jane Seymour

How soon after Anne Boleyn's death did Henry VIII marry Jane Seymour?

  • 10 hours
  • 10 days
  • 10 months

Who is the mother of Queen Mary I, the first Queen Regnant?

  • Anne Boleyn
  • Catherine of Aragon
  • Elizabeth I

Why did Henry divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon?

  • She failed at giving him a male heir.
  • She was Spanish.
  • She had previously been married to his brother.

Who is the mother of Edward, Henry VIII's only son?

  • Anne of Cleves
  • Catherine Howard
  • Jane Seymour

Which of his six wives died shortly after childbirth?

  • Anne Boleyn
  • Catherine of Aragon
  • Jane Seymour

Which of Henry's wives gave birth to his legitimate children?

  • Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour
  • Catherine of Aragon, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr
  • Catherine of Aragon, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves

True or false: Anne Boleyn had six fingers on one hand.

  • definitely true
  • probably true
  • probably not true
  • definitely false

While married to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII acknowledged he had an illegitimate son with:

  • Elizabeth "Bessie" Blount
  • Mary Boleyn
  • Mary Shelton

Which of his children was declared illegitimate, but reinstated in the line of succession before Henry's death?

  • Edward VI
  • Elizabeth I
  • Margaret

Which of Henry's wives was never crowned?

  • Anne Boleyn
  • Jane Seymour
  • Catherine Howard

What did Henry say about fourth wife, Anne of Cleves?

  • that, "I like her not! I like her not!"
  • that she gave off "evil smells"
  • that she was "nothing fair"
  • all of these things

How long was Henry married to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, before divorcing her?

  • a few days
  • a few months
  • a few years

Which of Henry's wives was stripped of her title and then executed for adultery just 16 months after marrying?

  • Anne of Cleves
  • Catherine Howard
  • Catherine Parr

What did Anne Boleyn say about her trial and sentence?

  • I die a Queen, but I would rather have died the wife of Culpeper.
  • I heard say the executioner is very good, and I have a little neck.
  • I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.

If you count the marriages he had annulled, making them nonexistent in the eyes of the church, how many marriages did Henry technically have?

  • 1
  • 3
  • 6

Whose "Prayers or Meditations" was published and produced by Henry VIII's printers?

  • Anne of Cleves
  • Jane Seymour
  • Catherine Parr

Who of Henry's legitimate children ascended to the throne following him?

  • Mary
  • Edward
  • Elizabeth
  • none of them
  • all of them

True or false: Henry VIII outlived all his wives.

  • 1
  • 0

Who was the last of Henry's queens to die, Anne of Cleves or Catherine Parr?

  • Anne of Cleves
  • Catherine Parr

Which of Henry's wives married her former love, Thomas Seymour?

  • Anne of Cleves
  • Catherine Parr
  • Jane Seymour

What's the famous rhyme describing the ends of Henry VIII's wives?

  • beheaded, divorced, died, beheaded, divorced, survived
  • divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived
  • divorced, beheaded, survived, divorced beheaded, died

Which of Henry VIII's wives is buried with him, at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle?

  • Catherine of Aragon
  • Jane Seymour
  • Catherine Parr