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. It is learned from Tom that the Queen Mother wants King Henry's help in ousting the ___________________ from the governorship of Scotland.

2. Who is Jenny Fleming?

3. What does Robin ask Thady to do?

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

5. The courtiers stay for an evening in Neuve at the chateau of ___________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What raucous and wild activities as mentioned in the riddle take place in this chapter?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What role does Thady take on at the French court as it moves from one destination to another?

8. Explain how Lymond (Thandy) wins over the King to be allowed to stay in France for a longer period of time?

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

10. Who is Jenny Fleming? How is her daughter more like the mother in this relationship?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Mary Queen of Scots. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were some of her negative characteristics? What were her hopes and fears? What motivated her throughout her life?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of pride. Identify at least two instances about pride in the book and then cite examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Does the author end the book on a note of hope for Queen Mary and the Queen Mother or the continuance of their struggle to come to terms with the nature and origins of royal roles? Give your perspective and two reasons to support your answer.

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