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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. Katherine has great reservations about marrying Robert Sutton, now one of Lincoln's "foremost citizens". Why?
2. What does Cob do to reawaken the unconscious Katherine?
3. 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?
4. While staying at the Pessoners' home for her safety, Katherine discovers that Hawise's husband is gathering arms to do what?
5. Where is the trial of John Wyclef held, and why there?
Short Essay Questions
1. Although Alice Perrers is free again and with the king, this status is short-lived when what happens? And what does she do?
2. Although Katherine and the duke are still not married, they openly show their relationship. What are some examples of how they do that?
3. Where is Katherine now?
4. Over time Geoffrey and Philippa have come to live apart. When we see Philippa at this point in the story, how is she?
5. What state of mind is the duke now in?
6. At the raucous wedding of Henry of Bolingbroke to Anne of Bohemia, Robin, playing a comic character called the Lord of Misrule shouts: "Now shall each man kiss the lady of his heart!" He kisses Katherine. How does the duke respond to this incident?
7. 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?
8. How does Thomas, Katherine's first child and her son with Hugh, feel about her?
9. Katherine regains her memory of the events following Brother William's death and the flight of Blanchette. Where and to whom does she go to seek help in finding Blanchette?
10. King Richard turned out to be quite deceptive. Do you think he got what he deserved in the end?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Was it necessary for Katherine to punish herself so severely after the death of Brother William and the subsequent disappearance of her Blanchette? Given the manner in which she was raised, do you think that she could have handled the situation any other way?
Essay Topic 2
At the start of Katherine's story, she leaves the convent for the Queen's court in the company of two nuns and the lustful Long Will. Katherine has great hopes for her life and for finding love. Yet the author writes: "It was a sad pity she could hope for no great marriage". Why does the author say this? Is Katherine doomed?
Essay Topic 3
Katherine's long romance with the duke starts shortly after Hugh dies. However, there are already indications that their romance will be ill-fated. What lies ahead that makes them an ill-fated pair?
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