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 is the King's lover?

2. Lymond plans on using his time at dinner with the King to ______________________.

3. Knowing he is poisoned, __________________ tries to preserve his life while making it seem as if he did not realize he had been poisoned.

4. Thomas Erskine is to make a treaty between Scotland and ______________.

5. What information does Lymond reveal to Abernaci?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Lymond learn about who is conspiring against him and Queen Mary and why it is necessary for Lymond to die?

3. What clue is left behind by the person who had set fire to O'LiamRoe's bed?

4. Why is the riddle about dissolving verbal contracts relevant for Robin?

5. What is the result of Robin's attacking Lymond while the court members are enjoying an evening out of doors?

6. What did Lymond spend much of his time doing in this chapter regarding the Stewarts?

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

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

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

10. What is the significance of satin and scarlet in this chapter?

Essay 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 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.

Essay Topic 3

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

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