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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. Whose life does Katherine save during the king's visit?
2. In 1397, who did Richard have killed to save his throne?
3. Now legitimately married to John, and their children legitimized as well, Katherine is back at Windsor Castle. But are the ladies in court happy to have her back?
4. Robin, playing the Lord of Misrule, shouts "Now shall each man kiss the lady of his heart!" He then kisses:
5. While staying at the Pessoners' home for her safety, Katherine discovers that Hawise's husband is gathering arms to do what?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Katherine risk revealing her true identity in front of the other peasants in order to save Cob?
2. Although Alice Perrers is free again and with the king, this status is short-lived when what happens? And what does she do?
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. 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?
5. What state of mind is the duke now in?
6. Over time Geoffrey and Philippa have come to live apart. When we see Philippa at this point in the story, how is she?
7. 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?
8. The Duke has grown quite mad with his obsession over his heritage. While Katherine talks to him, she learns that someone is at the root of John's fears. Who is this person?
9. Although Katherine and the duke are still not married, they openly show their relationship. What are some examples of how they do that?
10. What comment does Baron de la Pole make about Katherine that displeases the duke but might be very true politically?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
There are numerous ironic moments and events in this story, but by far, one of the most ironic is the friendship that develops between Katherine and Blanche, the Duchess of Lancaster. Explain how this friendship starts, how the two women get along, and why in the end it is deeply ironic.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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