Katherine Test | Final 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. In a conversation with Brother William, what does Katherine discover about the preacher John Ball?

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

3. Where is the trial of John Wyclef held, and why there?

4. What initially saves Katherine and Blanchette from the mob when they break into the palace?

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?

Short Essay Questions

1. It is now 1395. What has happened to Costanza?

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. Katherine goes to the Pessoners for safety. What she discover there?

6. Just as Katherine and Blanchette have repaired their tenuous relationship, what happens that makes Blanchette go back to mistrusting and even hating Katherine?

7. While Katherine stays in a pilgrim hostel in Waltham, she learns that the king will soon be arriving there, too. What do some of the people there believe the king will be doing?

8. What state of mind is the duke now in?

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

10. King Richard turned out to be quite deceptive. Do you think he got what he deserved in the end?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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