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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Katherine find Philippa's letter so upsetting?
2. Why does Philippa end up sending Katherine to Bolingbroke?
3. What assumption has Katherine made about her release from the convent?
4. The Earl of March envies John, but thinks he has one strength and advantage that John does not:
5. Initially, John tells Katherine he has called for her because:
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe changes in Katherine now from the Katherine introduced at the start of this story:
2. 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?
3. Describe Bolingbroke. How is it different from Kettlethorpe?
4. Who takes Katherine from the pier to Hugh's lodgings when she arrives in Bordeaux? And how does Hugh receive this escort?
5. What did you think of the duke when he expresses joy over Hugh's death?
6. Was it foolish of Katherine to refuse an escort back to Kettlethorpe? Why or why not?
7. Describe Katherine's journey on the ship to Bordeaux.
8. What does Philippa, Katherine's older sister, say in a letter that upsets Katherine deeply?
9. At first, the atmosphere surrounding Blanches' funeral and burial is very solemn, very sad. But it turns jovial and circus-like during the supper at court. What happens?
10. Why does the duke become the "target of an angry, puzzled England"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Is it ironic that in Bordeaux, while Katherine tends to her ailing husband and the duke declares his undying love for her, she says she cannot be unfaithful to Hugh? Talk about the internal, emotional tug-of-war that Katherine experiences when it comes to her love for the duke and her feelings toward her abusive husband Hugh.
Essay Topic 2
What are your thoughts on King Richard? Although he's very young, is he cleverer than he leads others to think? In the end, from what you know after reading this story, does he get what he deserves? Or did he end up being another victim in the royal infighting?
Essay Topic 3
By the time John Ball has led mobs of angry peasants into London, it's clear that there is a great disconnect between the royals and the serfs. The serfs are fed up with their lot and can no longer take it. Can you think of protest in American history that is similar to the peasant's protests against the poll tax and feudalism of medieval England?
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