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 Father Oswald suggest for Katherine?
(a) Since there's no hope for her, she should continue living this way
(b) To cover herself in a black robe so no one will see her
(c) He thinks there's a slight chance she could change, so he offers her a job at this church
(d) True contrition: give up her '

2. What controversial statement does John Wyclef make about the sacredness of Mass?
(a) The wine and the wafer are mere symbols, not the actual body and blood of Christ
(b) That the wine and the wafer are really the body and blood of the Virgin Mary
(c) That the wine and the wafer should be replaced by brandy and cake
(d) That it should not be held on Sundays, but on Wednesdays

3. Suddenly, Blanchette becomes ill for a month. Who looks after her during her illness?
(a) Katherine and Costanza
(b) Henry of Bolingbroke and his new bride
(c) Ralph of Hastings and his mother
(d) Katherine and Brother William

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

5. Although Richard has remarried to an eight year old, he occasionally thinks of his dead wife Anne. What are his thoughts regarding her?
(a) He misses her laughter
(b) He wishes she were alive and that his current wife could be his mistress
(c) He should have married someone else
(d) He has suspicions that she was murdered

6. When Blanchette, who loves Robin, refuses to marry Ralph of Hastings, what does she say to Katherine?
(a) She calls Katherine a lovely creature
(b) She calls Katherine the duke's creature who gives birth to his bastards
(c) She says nothing, thinking the silent treatment is the best response
(d) She tells Katherine she's wonderful and glad to have half-siblings

7. Who does Katherine meet who helps her change her life around?
(a) Father Clement
(b) Cob o'Fenton
(c) Lady Julian
(d) The King's squire

8. Thomas Swynford is now nineteen and a knight. Who does he serve?
(a) The Duke of Lancaster
(b) Princess Joan
(c) Costanza, the Queen of Castile
(d) Henry of Bolingbroke, his half brother

9. Katherine tries to get John to reveal the root of his fear. When he feels he can completely trust her with what is troubling him, he says her:
(a) He knows exactly what the problem is and that he wants her to leave him alone
(b) That she's not a mental health expert and she needs to leave him alone
(c) That she frightens him more than anyone
(d) He hears witchcraft and that he thinks Pieter has cast a spell on him

10. What is the main message or theme of this chapter?
(a) That love conquers all.
(b) That when you're stressed out, it's good to rest and wake up hungry
(c) If you're powerful, you will go crazy.
(d) Always question who your parents are.

11. What does Brother William say John Ball is now preaching to the serfs?
(a) They should convert to Catholicism
(b) They should join him in his chase after the duke in Scotland
(c) They want equal status and freedom with all men
(d) They should move to foreign countries and experience other cultures

12. Katherine initially decides against seeing John again. But Harry convinces her to be a part of the reunion because:
(a) Leaving might prejudice the children against him
(b) He has hired a portrait artist to paint all of them together
(c) He hasn't had time to arrange an escort for her to go elsewhere
(d) He is afraid of being alone with John

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

14. Why does John turn down the idea that he should stay in Scotland because the people here love him and will likely give him an army?
(a) John says he's not a traitor and stands by his king
(b) He cannot be without Katherine
(c) John confesses he can't communicate with the Scots because of their accent
(d) John confesses he doesn't like the Scots

15. Katherine receives a letter from the duke in which he requests she bring his daughter Philippa to Savoy for what reason?
(a) He wants to tell her in person that she's going to a convent
(b) To discuss marriage negotiations
(c) He wants to find a good university for her
(d) Costanza likes her and wants her at Savoy

Short Answer Questions

1. 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:

2. Katherine manages to stop the duke on his rampage by telling him she no longer wears his ring because:

3. Who is making bloody threats against the king?

4. How have John's concerns about his heritage affected him?

5. When John Beaufort comes to see Katherine, he brings with him a letter from his father. On it is a seal which indicates:

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