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. Who asks Oonagh if she loves him?

2. Who is the King's lover?

3. What is the name of the ship loaded with royals bound for France?

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

5. Everyone thinks it is somewhat scandalous that Thady had visited _________________ earlier.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why does O'LiamRoe get so irritated with Thady after he sees him perform at court and what does O'LiamRoe do to Thady to get his point across?

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

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

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

9. How does the steeplechase end?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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