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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. Who is making bloody threats against the king?
(a) Katherine's son Thomas
(b) Blanchette, who appears out of nowhere
(c) Catalina, daughter of Costanza and John
(d) John's brother of Gloucester

2. Katherine has great reservations about marrying Robert Sutton, now one of Lincoln's "foremost citizens". Why?
(a) He's never at home and hates bringing her on his travels
(b) He's too unattentive, and she needs someone to fawn over her constantly
(c) He's possessive, and he doesn't seem to like children
(d) She worries he'll love her children more than he says he loves her

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

4. What does Cob do to reawaken the unconscious Katherine?
(a) He slaps her a few times
(b) He rolls her into a nearby brook
(c) He shakes her violently
(d) He waves ammonia under her nose

5. Where does Katherine take Geoffrey to tell him about the guilt she feels and everything she now believes has gone wrong in her life?
(a) To Blanche's tomb
(b) To the ruins of Savoy
(c) To see Brother William's head
(d) The Pessoners' back yard

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Janet, Katherine's daughter-in-law, has a theory about why Katherine doesn't see her son Thomas much. What is Janet's theory?

3. What does John discover upon his return to England?

4. Thomas Swynford is now nineteen and a knight. Who does he serve?

5. What announcement does Katherine make to John in the spring?

Short Essay Questions

1. It is ironic that Katherine goes back to Kettlethorpe?

2. To what country is the duke assigned, and to do what?

3. After the king's men kill Wat the tiler, the king rides up to the front rebel lines and declares himself their leader, the leader they had hoped for. The rebels cheer. Why do you think the rebels are so quick to embrace Richard?

4. How does Thomas, Katherine's first child and her son with Hugh, feel about her?

5. Does Katherine have a "happy ever after" ending?

6. John Ball is once again, now that he has been released from prison, preaching to the angry masses. What is he saying this time?

7. Although Alice Perrers is free again and with the king, this status is short-lived when what happens? And what does she do?

8. The Bishop Courtenay, one of the duke's enemies, tells the angry mobs to stop rioting and go home. What do the mobs do to "content" themselves in the meantime?

9. When the news arrives that Trastamare and the king of France are dead, Spain and France are essentially both leaderless. The throne of Castile is now within the duke's grasp. Although Katherine worries about being around Costanza, what does she realize most about the duke's ambitions?

10. Why is the preacher John Ball imprisoned?

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