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. Sir George thinks that the would-be assassin is a member of ___________________.

2. Where does the French court arrive in Part Two: Dangerous Juggles: III: Aubigny: Boldness of Denial?

3. What do Queen Mary and Jenny have in common?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Lymond explain to Abernaci about the excitement during the parade?

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

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

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

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

10. What is learned about O'LiamRoe's attraction to Oonagh?

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

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 3

The author used more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.

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