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. Which two men save each other periodically while on the race?

2. Who/What dies as a result of eating the item meant for Queen Mary?

3. Why does Oonagh agree to start a relationship with a certain man?

4. Jenny Fleming could more accurately be called Queen Mary's ___________________.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How can the riddle of putting a horse in a dangerous situation also apply to the deadly situation going on at court?

2. What are the Queen Mother's plans for her and Queen Mary's future? How do many people at court feel about the plans?

3. Why have so many people congregated in Rouen, and how does Thady divert disaster when the elephants are spooked in the parade?

4. Why is it important for O'LiamRoe to go to Oonagh to attain her compliance with talking about the murder plot?

5. Why does Lymond have a discussion with Abernaci regarding poisons he has for the elephants?

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

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

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

9. What secret agreement do O'LiamRoe and Robin make?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of O'LiamRoe. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were some of his negative characteristics? What were his hopes and fears? What motivated him throughout his life?

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of King Henry II of France. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were some of his negative characteristics? What were his hopes and fears? What motivated him throughout his life?

Essay Topic 3

Mary de Guise was no stranger to hurt and pain. From what you know of Mary de Guise's life through this book, what were her biggest sorrows and worst betrayals? How did she manage through them? How did her coping skills evidence themselves in many aspects of her life? Explain.

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