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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 and his coterie enjoy literally looking down on the peasants
(d) The king needs help getting over his fear of heights
2. Katherine sends a letter to the duke. In it she asks him to:
(a) Look for Blanchette but not worry about the other children
(b) Be with Costanza, for she'll make him happier than Katherine ever could
(c) Send her children to Kettlethorpe where she will raise them
(d) Keep her children with him because she's too ashamed to meet them again
3. Right before John leaves for Scotland, Katherine has a fit and says:
(a) She thinks their love is in danger
(b) She is expecting twins
(c) She saw the Pooka Hound of Kettelthorpe
(d) She doesn't like Scotland, so they'll have to arrange meeting elsewhere
4. John Ball leads mobs across England, demanding the heads of:
(a) Brother William and Katherine Swynford
(b) Simon Sudbury, the Bishop, Robert Hales, the Treasurer, and John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster
(c) The Earl of March and Brother William
(d) Katherine Swynford and Costanza, Queen of Castile
5. What does Brother William say John Ball is now preaching to the serfs?
(a) They should join him in his chase after the duke in Scotland
(b) They should convert to Catholicism
(c) They want equal status and freedom with all men
(d) They should move to foreign countries and experience other cultures
6. Two years later the Duke of Lancaster dies after only how many years of being legitimately married to Katherine?
7. 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 is now King of Italy
(b) John has redesigned his coat of arms to indicate his greater wealth
(c) John is indeed the son of a Flemish man
(d) John is no longer the King of Castile
8. 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 hears witchcraft and that he thinks Pieter has cast a spell on him
(b) That she's not a mental health expert and she needs to leave him alone
(c) He knows exactly what the problem is and that he wants her to leave him alone
(d) That she frightens him more than anyone
9. Suddenly, Blanchette becomes ill for a month. Who looks after her during her illness?
(a) Katherine and Costanza
(b) Ralph of Hastings and his mother
(c) Henry of Bolingbroke and his new bride
(d) Katherine and Brother William
10. Who does Philippa call an "ill-tempered virgin"?
(b) Princess Joan
(d) Eleanor de Bohun
11. What confession does Pieter make when surrounded by Appleton and others?
(a) He says that the Bishop Courtenay paid him to make placards about the falseness of John's heritage
(b) That Katherine and John are actually siblings
(c) That Alice Perrers is John's real mother
(d) That Bishop Courtenay is in fact John's father
12. Two nuns arrive at the castle to see Katherine. One is name Ursula, who in fact turns out to be the long-lost Blanchette. Blanchette says she has returned because:
(a) She could no longer live with her hatred for Katherine
(b) She has been ordered by the church to take Katherine to the convent
(c) She has no money or home and nowhere else to go
(d) She has been given unprecedented power to absolve Katherine of her sins
13. How is John Ball punished for inciting revolt against the poll tax?
(a) He is sent to the salt mines of Russia
(b) He is imprisoned in Kent
(c) He is banished from England
(d) He is sent to labor in the grape yards of Italy
14. What does Father Oswald suggest for Katherine?
(a) To cover herself in a black robe so no one will see her
(b) True contrition: give up her '
(c) Since there's no hope for her, she should continue living this way
(d) He thinks there's a slight chance she could change, so he offers her a job at this church
15. 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?
(a) He thinks the king is calling him to another dinner he doesn't want to attend
(b) He has a foreboding of danger
(c) He wants to stay in the garden with Katherine
(d) He thinks his Castilian daughter has sent a mean message
Short Answer Questions
1. Katherine and John visit Hugh's tomb. After which, what happens?
2. According to the Baron de la Pole, what two things did the duke do for Katherine to express his everlasting love and respect for her?
3. What does Cob do to reawaken the unconscious Katherine?
4. Who is now the master at Kettlethorpe?
5. 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:
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