Queens' Play Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Dorothy Dunnett
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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 at the beginning of Part One: The Vulgar Lyre: The Fork is Chosen?

2. Lymond discovers that some ______________ given to Queen Mary could have been poisoned.

3. Who is the most important royal aboard the ship that crashes?

4. Sir George Douglas writes an anonymous letter to Queen Catherine that ___________________ should be invited to court.

5. What does O'LiamRoe wear when he shows up at the royal residence?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens for Thady that lets him know his plans may begin?

2. Who are the two notable characters mixing with the Irish passengers on board the La Sauvee which is bound for Dieppe, France?

3. What life-threatening secret is Lymond forced to keep as he performs and entertains at court one night?

4. What clue is left behind by the person who had set fire to O'LiamRoe's bed?

5. What is the role of Mary de Guise, and why does she require the services of Crawford of Lymond?

6. Who saves the ship when it crashes into another ship called the Gouden Roos and sustains injuries?

7. How does the steeplechase end?

8. Why does Sir George tell Lymond that Queen Catherine might be the would-be assassin?

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

10. What ulterior motives does Oonagh have when she agrees to beginning a relationship with O'LiamRoe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are several events of foreshadowing in QUEENS' PLAY. Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the significance of the book's title. What does the author mean by calling it simply QUEENS' PLAY? What is she trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each one.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Jenny Fleming. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Jenny's character in the novel?

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