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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Sir George Douglas do during a tour of the castle?
(a) Falls down a flight of stairs.
(b) Slams his hand down on Thady's hand.
(c) Insists on drinking too much ale.
(d) Refuses to bow to the King.

2. What happens to Thady during dinner with the King?
(a) He becomes the center of attention.
(b) He is knighted.
(c) He passes out drunk.
(d) He is escorted out for insubordination.

3. Why does Oonagh agree to start a relationship with a certain man?
(a) To live with him in Scotland.
(b) To convince him to leave France.
(c) To marry a wealthy man.
(d) To make another man jealous.

4. Thomas Erskine is to make a treaty between Scotland and ______________.
(a) Italy.
(b) Poland.
(c) England.
(d) France.

5. Which of the following does NOT get caught in a cage on the court's journey?
(a) Jenny.
(b) Robin Stewart.
(c) A groom.
(d) O'LiamRoe.

Short Answer Questions

1. Robin Stewart decides that he is going to return to __________________.

2. What do Queen Mary and Jenny have in common?

3. Who is Abernaci?

4. Jenny Fleming has come to view a plaster ________________.

5. Who is Jenny Fleming?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the riddle at the beginning of the chapter referring to bees living in the trees of royalty?

2. What does this chapter reveal about what is going on behind the scenes of the story?

3. What does Lymond learn about the cheetah from yesterday's hunt?

4. Why does Lymond determine that he must be the bait for whomever is trying to poison Queen Mary?

5. Why does Lymond (Thady) feel fortunate to be granted a stay in France by the King?

6. What act must the Queen Mother put on during her visit to France?

7. What are Queen Mary and Jenny doing at the beginning of this chapter?

8. For whom has Lymond been mistaken and how does this complicate Lymond's life?

9. What information does Tom Erskine let slip about the Queen Mother?

10. Explain what happens when a cheetah attacks during the court's hunt.

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