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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As Katherine passes the skin market at Danesgate, she sees:
(a) Alice Perrers
(b) A nun from the convent
(c) Costanza
(d) Philippa

2. The Duke goes into seclusion after Blanche's burial, permitting only this person to see him:
(a) Raulin d'Ypres, his young Flemish body squire
(b) The king
(c) Geoffrey Chaucer
(d) Hugh Swynford

3. What mode of transport does Katherine use when leaving the convent?
(a) None. She walks.
(b) Horse
(c) A pumpkin-shaped carriage
(d) Horse and buggy

4. After reversing the Parliament's measures, John still has two significant enemies:
(a) Isolda and Pieter
(b) The King and the Prince of Wales
(c) Katherine and Costanza
(d) The Earl of March and Bishop Courtenay of London

5. Also at the House of Commons, Alice Perrers is accused of:
(a) Putting a spell on the Queen
(b) Spying for the Italians
(c) Bribery, fraud, theft, and holding the king with witchcraft
(d) Spying for the Castilians

Short Answer Questions

1. Nirac overhears John's declaration to Katherine. He decides to take matters into his own hands by:

2. When Hugh returns to Kettlethorpe from war, we discover he suffers from?

3. How does Nirac describe Costanza's appearance?

4. Why does Hugh order Katherine to stay away from Nichola?

5. Why does Geoffrey send Philippa to stay at Kettlethorpe?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the duke become the "target of an angry, puzzled England"?

2. Alice Perrers experiences the House of Commons's most viral attack. Of what do they accuse her?

3. Was it foolish of Katherine to refuse an escort back to Kettlethorpe? Why or why not?

4. When Katherine arrives at the dilapidated Kettlethorpe, she meets Gibbon. What is Gibbon's role at the manor, and who is he in relation to Hugh?

5. Name some of the devastating events of 1369 and how they affect Kettlethorpe.

6. Who helps Katherine deliver her baby daughter, and what happens right after the umbilical cord is cut?

7. When Katherine leaves the convent where she has lived for the past five years, she is excited because she has yearned to experience life outside the Sheppey Priory walls. During the journey to the queen's court, and upon her arrival, what kinds of people does she meet who make her quickly realize how protected a life she has led?

8. Katherine's sister Philippa is engaged to the writer Geoffrey Chaucer and her future seems set. While Philippa is concerned about her younger sister's welfare, she's also jealous of her. Why?

9. What does Katherine do during her pregnancy that leads the servants to believe she might be losing her mind?

10. Describe Bolingbroke. How is it different from Kettlethorpe?

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