Here Be Dragons Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does King John turn to the Pope as an ally in Chapter 33?

2. Who escorts Isabella de Braose to Cricieth in Chapter 15 of Book 2?

3. How does Llewelyn react in Chapter 8 when he walks in on an argument between Gruffydd and Joanna that has resulted in Gruffydd disrespecting his stepmother in public?

4. What desertion causes Llewelyn's armies to fall before King John in Chapter 27?

5. How do the people of Bangor react when Llewelyn rides into town with Joanna at his side in Chapter 16 of Book 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Isabelle remarry? How does King Henry respond to Isabelle's choices?

2. Who does Elen marry? Why?

3. Why is Llewelyn unconcerned when he learns that King John will be leading an army into Wales in Chapter 27?

4. Why does Joanna confront her brother Richard after leaving Lleweyn in Chapter 32?

5. What does Gruffydd tell Davydd in Chapter 37 that reveals Gruffydd's continuing unhappiness with Llewelyn's marriage to Joana?

6. Why does Gruffydd challenge his father to ride a wild stallion in Chapter 8 of book 2?

7. What punishment does the Pope level on King Philip of France for his continued fight against King John?

8. Why are the people of Wales shocked when Llewelyn returns Joanna to her rightful place as his wife?

9. What enemy becomes King John's ally in Chapter 36?

10. Why does Llewelyn decide to go against Welsh law and embrace the laws of the Church when it comes to the laws of inheritance?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who is Joanna? What is significant about her birth? Why does Joanna's mother commit suicide? Why is Joanna sent to live with her father? How does Joanna's father respond to meeting his daughter for the first time? How does Joanna feel about her father? How does Joanna respond to meeting her stepmother for the first time? Why? What does this suggest about Joanna's future?

Essay Topic 2

Why is Joanna exiled to Llewelyn's seaside castle? What could happen to Joanna due to her infidelity? How is this different from what happened to Llewelyn when he was caught being unfaithful? Why is there a double standard? What is Joanna's biggest fear during this time? What does Joanna do to contact Llewelyn during this time? Do her efforts pan out? Why does Llewelyn come to see Joanna? How does Llewelyn's actions reveal his feelings for Joanna? What is unusual about Llewelyn's ultimate decision where Joanna is concerned?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the death of King John. With whom is King John battling in the final days of his life? How does King John lose his entire treasury? What causes King John to become ill? Where is John taken as he battles his illness? Who does John name as his heir? Who is with John when he dies? For what reason? Why does Joanna suffer regret when her father dies? What change does King John's death bring to England? How does King John's death impact Wales?

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