Katherine Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does John realize is causing his insanity?
(a) Deep grief from childhood. Isolda promised him she wouldn't leave him then died
(b) He still has no idea. He thinks he's fine and that everyone around him has some silly idea he's crazy
(c) His lack of war victories
(d) The women in his life

2. What is the reaction of the servants to Katherine's return to Kettlethorpe?
(a) They are happy and hopeful for the future
(b) Disappointed because she reminds them of the ugly past
(c) Skeptical because they're all new and have no idea what to expect of her
(d) They don't react much, because Robert Sutton is the real boss

3. Guy Pessoner visits Katherine and tells her that the king, Princess Joan, the archbishop, the treasurer, and a few other lords have hidden themselves in the tower because:
(a) The mobs of peasants, angry over the tax poll and feudalism, are after them
(b) The king feels he's neglected the tower and wants to revisit it
(c) The king needs help getting over his fear of heights
(d) The king and his coterie enjoy literally looking down on the peasants

4. What does Father Oswald refuse to grant Katherine after she confesses?
(a) Forgiveness
(b) Absolution
(c) A meeting with the Pope
(d) Annulment of her marriage to Hugh

5. The Duke challenges Percy to mortal combat. Who shows up to fight him?
(a) A mob of angry peasants
(b) Percy of Northumberland, as promised
(c) No one, John stands in a field waiting and waiting
(d) Percy's son, Little Hotspur

6. Katherine's daughter Joan says her brother Thomas hates the king, saying he describes the king as:
(a) Uglier than the Hunchback of Notre Dame
(b) So sickly he could knock him down by just touching him
(c) Scarier than the devil
(d) Womanish, soft-bellied and two-tongued

7. How is John Ball punished for inciting revolt against the poll tax?
(a) He is imprisoned in Kent
(b) He is sent to labor in the grape yards of Italy
(c) He is banished from England
(d) He is sent to the salt mines of Russia

8. Where does Katherine feel she should now return?
(a) Sheppey, the convent
(b) Savoy, to rebuild it
(c) Swynford, her husband's home
(d) Scotland

9. At Our Lady of Walsingham's shrine, what miracle does Katherine pray for?
(a) Costanza's death
(b) Blanchette's return
(c) John's return
(d) Hugh's return

10. How does Katherine feel about being back at Kettlethorpe?
(a) She now appreciates it
(b) She is punishing herself with memories of Hugh
(c) She sees it as a chance to decorate it her way
(d) It makes her sick but she has to push herself to endure being there

11. As Katherine approaches Walsingham, she thinks of one word to describe her life since leaving the convent. What is that word?
(a) Depressing
(b) Happy
(c) Generous
(d) Evil

12. As the Savoy explodes and peasants pillage its wine cellars, Cob stares at Katherine lying unconscious on the ground. He considers stealing her purse but stops. Why?
(a) He sees the Swynford coat of arms which remind him of home and his long family history of loyalty to the Swynfords
(b) He would become a target of other peasants if the purse is found on him
(c) The purse reminds him of his long family history of stealing and he wants to break the cycle
(d) He knows that without her purse, Katherine stands less of a chance at survival than him

13. Henry returns to England and Richard is forced to:
(a) Abdicate the throne in favor of Henry
(b) Divorce his eight-year-old wife
(c) Share the throne with Henry
(d) Publicly apologize for lying to peasants

14. When John Beaufort comes to see Katherine, he brings with him a letter from his father. On it is a seal which indicates:
(a) John has redesigned his coat of arms to indicate his greater wealth
(b) John is now King of Italy
(c) John is indeed the son of a Flemish man
(d) John is no longer the King of Castile

15. As Katherine regains her memory of the moments before Brother Williams' death, she tells Dame Emma that it wasn't the friar's blood that drove Blanchette away, but probably:
(a) Madness, for she had been showing signs of it beforehand
(b) That he believes Katherine is a witch
(c) The size of the mob approaching them
(d) The revelation that he believed Katherine had murdered Hugh

Short Answer Questions

1. Richard has no heir, which raises his suspicions toward Katherine. Why?

2. Two years later the Duke of Lancaster dies after only how many years of being legitimately married to Katherine?

3. How does Cob manage to gain entry for himself and Katherine into the Pessoners' home?

4. How old is Richard of Bordeaux when he's coronated?

5. What does Katherine find at the duke's gatehouse that brands him a traitor?

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