Katherine Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What is the Captal's opinion of Katherine?

2. Katherine soon discovers the real reason she has been called upon:

3. Why can't Katherine go home?

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

5. How did Katherine's mother die?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. Nirac becomes a pivotal character in this part of the duke and Katherine's lives. What does he do?

6. Who takes Katherine from the pier to Hugh's lodgings when she arrives in Bordeaux? And how does Hugh receive this escort?

7. In this new phase of Katherine's life, she lives in the Inner Court at Kenilworth Castle. Once again, she is quite different from the Katherine at the beginning of the story, and the Katherine who was outwardly loyal and devoted to her abusive husband Hugh. Describe how she is once again different.

8. Despite his love for Katherine, who is the Duke of Lancaster hoping to marry, and why?

9. Costanza tells John that she had a dream. What did she dream that sets this chapter into motion?

10. Katherine meets her future husband Hugh Swyndon in this chapter of the story. Why does Katherine have reservations about marrying this man?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Katherine versus Costanza. What does each woman bring to the duke? And what do we learn about the duke's ambitions and his insecurities by marrying Costanza?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Katherine go back to Kettlethorpe? Why is it important that this is where she and the duke reunite and eventually marry?

Essay Topic 3

When the duke leaves the church where he attended a commemorative mass for Blanche, he encounters a mob that accuses him of being the son of a Flemish butcher and not the king's son. Why is this accusation so divisive? Why must the duke fight so hard to prove this accusation wrong?

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