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 initially saves Katherine and Blanchette from the mob when they break into the palace?
(a) Their plain faces without makeup. They are unrecognizable without color.
(b) Their big English hats. It conceals their faces.
(c) Their dull grey clothing. It conceals who they are.
(d) Their fake cockney accents, which make them sound like peasants.

2. In 1397, who did Richard have killed to save his throne?
(a) His uncle John, Duke of Lancaster
(b) Guy le Pessoner, fishmonger
(c) Little Hotspur, Percy's son
(d) His uncle Thomas, Duke of Gloucester

3. 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) Costanza likes her and wants her at Savoy
(d) He wants to find a good university for her

4. Katherine manages to stop the duke on his rampage by telling him she no longer wears his ring because:
(a) She discovered he gave the same one to Costanza
(b) It's too small
(c) It's too large
(d) It has lost its meaning

5. What does John discover upon his return to England?
(a) Katherine took all of the family jewelry before leaving Savoy, now in ruins
(b) Savoy was destroyed and Katherine isn't there
(c) Katherine is in the castle tower and refuses to see anyone, including him
(d) The street names have changed and he's very confused

6. 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) The revelation that he believed Katherine had murdered Hugh
(b) That he believes Katherine is a witch
(c) The size of the mob approaching them
(d) Madness, for she had been showing signs of it beforehand

7. Because Katherine doesn't deny that she had hoped for Hugh's death, what does Blanchette now believe?
(a) Life is short and one must savor every moment
(b) Her mother murdered her father
(c) Brother William could have saved her father's life but didn't try
(d) There must have been a good, solid reason for Katherine's actions

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

9. King Richard rides right up the front line of rebels and tells them that he is now their leader as they wished him to be. How do the rebels react?
(a) They are quiet because they remain suspicious
(b) They cheer, because he has fulfilled their wishes
(c) They attack him
(d) They remain quiet, and one of them says they need to consider his statement

10. John has one request in his letter to Katherine:
(a) To not be at Kettlethorpe but at a nearby location during his visit
(b) To stay and see him with the children
(c) To not be present when he visits
(d) To switch places with him

11. Where is the trial of John Wyclef held, and why there?
(a) Wembley Stadium, since it's large enough to hold the massive crowds
(b) Savoy Castle, as John insisted on having it on his territory
(c) St. Paul's Cathedral, as huge crowds are attending
(d) Windsor Castle, since it's large enough for the throngs attending

12. In a conversation with Brother William, what does Katherine discover about the preacher John Ball?
(a) He has been released from prison and is starting riots in Kent
(b) He was released from prison for good behavior and is running for a seat in the House of Commons
(c) He has given up inciting riots and is just planning to assassinate the duke in Scotland
(d) He has escaped the salt mines in Russia and is on his way to Scotland

13. Although Wat the tiler dresses up for his meeting with the king and tries to befriend the king, the king's squire calls Wat, "the greatest knave and robber in all Kent" because he shows no respect for the king. What happens to Wat after the squire's statement?
(a) Nothing. Everyone, including the king, ignores the squire
(b) The king tells his squire he is greatly mistaken, then fires his squire
(c) He gets killed by the king's men
(d) The king slaps Wat and tells him to kneel on the ground before him

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In a quiet, blissful moment, John and Katherine hear a shrill trumpet followed by the sight of a king's herald galloping toward the castle. John's tone changes into a "down-dragging voice". Why?

2. On what day of what year does Henry of Bolingbroke get married?

3. When Blanchette, who loves Robin, refuses to marry Ralph of Hastings, what does she say to Katherine?

4. Who is now the master at Kettlethorpe?

5. Katherine stays in a pilgrim hotel in Waltham. She hears the king will be arriving and hopes:

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