2- What does Renaissance mean to England and how did it affect society?
3- Why was this time period called the Elizabethan Age?
4- Who was Elizabeth?
5- Why did sending out explorers make England a superpower?
6- How did people having excess money affect the growth of society?
7- Why do you think this time was called a "Golden Age" for art and literature?
8- Why do you think the parents picked the popular names of the time for their children?
9- How had life changed for people over the last couple of hundred years?
10- What is an apprentice? How would you describe his life?
11- How do you think people found their jobs in those days?
12- Name three ways people traveled?
13- Describe what London must have looked like?
14- Why were birds named kites important to the city?
15- What did people use to make their house smell better?
16- What kind of roofs did they have in the countryside?
17- Why do you think houses were shaped like an E?
18- What is the difference between sweet and savory?
19- What is the difference between a meal in your house and the one a child in Elizabethan times might eat?
20- Why was honey easier than sugar?
21- Try and make a pastie with your mother. What would you put inside?
22- What is a trencher?
23- Name two items a boy would wear. Name two items that were part of a girls wardrobe.
24- Write about your day at the Bartholomew Fair. What did you eat and drink? What did you parents buy you? What did you see?
25- Name the three types of currency and name one thing they could buy.
26- Why do you think girls did not go to school? Why do you think only one of the sons went to school?
27- Why did he leave school?
28- What is the difference between actors today and actors in Elizabethan times? Why do you think women were not allowed to act?
29- Who was William Shakespeare and how did he affect English theater?
30- What was the deciding factor of a person's religion?
31- What happened if a family tried to be a different religion than the king or queen?
32- Pick one famous person from the back of the book and write about how they impacted the times.