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  1. In this lesson, we will learn about who the Elizabethan Privateers were and their actions in South America and the Caribbean.


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5 Questions

What religion was Philip II of Spain?
Correct answer: Catholic
Which of these was NOT a reason for the tensions between England and Spain?
Both monarchs supporting plots against the other
Correct answer: Elizabeth I refusing to allow Philip II to come to England
Philip being rejected as a husband by Elizabeth I
Religious differences
The Pope allowed Spain to take and control any areas of the 'New World' if...?
The land was uninhabited
The people weren't running their government in a Spanish style
Correct answer: The peoples weren't Catholic/christian
They were in America
The English Privateers did what in the Spanish Empire...?
Explored the areas making maps
Correct answer: Stole from Spanish ships and port towns
Tried to conquer their own areas of the empire
Worked with the local people to overthrow the Spanish
Richard Hackluyt the Elizabethan writer said of the Spanish Empire...?
That he would as part of his travel writing quite like to visit.
That it was too large and the treatment of enslaved peoples was cruel.
Correct answer: That it wasn't fair and Protestant England should be allowed to trade in the Americas too.

5 Questions

How did Diego help Sir Francis Drake?
Correct answer: He introduced Sir Francis Drake to his fellow Cimarron allowing them to raid the Spanish treasure train together.
He introduced Sir Francis Drake to the career of privateering.
He introduced Sir Francis Drake to the idea of raiding Spanish treasure as it travelled across Panama.
He introduced Sir Francis Drake to the local Spanish leaders in Panama.
What does it mean when we say Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe?
Correct answer: He travelled all the way around the world.
He travelled for a long time.
He travelled part way around the world.
What was Roanoke?
Correct answer: The first attempted English colony
The first group of people Sir Francis Drake met in Panama
The first group of people the English encountered in America
Sir Walter Raleigh was obsessed with?
Finding a route to India
Finding a way to establish English colonies
Correct answer: Finding El Dorado
What was a Privateer?
A sailor who sailed for his own private profit
Correct answer: A sailor with permission from the Queen to raid enemy ships and ports