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 does the King offer to Thady as a gesture of thanks for diverting the elephants?

2. How does the leveret die?

3. What city is crowded waiting for the arrival of the King?

4. Which of the following does NOT get caught in a cage on the court's journey?

5. The riddle before Part Two in the book is about __________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What information is provided at the beginning of the book to help the reader understand the characters and setting?

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

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

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

5. What suspicious behavior occurs among the characters when the court's hunt begins the next day?

6. In what way does Robin Stewart stand up to John Stewart?

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

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

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

10. What role does Oonagh play in trying to get O'LiamRoe sent back to Ireland?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

QUEENS' PLAY is a classic example of historical fiction. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?

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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