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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 of the following does NOT get caught in a cage on the court's journey?
2. What happens to Thady during dinner with the King?
3. What does Robin ask Thady to do?
4. Who is Oonagh?
5. Who is Jenny Fleming?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of the riddle at the beginning of the chapter referring to bees living in the trees of royalty?
2. What does this chapter reveal about what is going on behind the scenes of the story?
3. Why does Lymond have a discussion with Abernaci regarding poisons he has for the elephants?
4. Who saves the ship when it crashes into another ship called the Gouden Roos and sustains injuries?
5. What disappoints the Queen Mother about Lymond and what alter ego does Lymond reveal?
6. For whom has Lymond been mistaken and how does this complicate Lymond's life?
7. What is the source of much of the conflict in Europe in the mid-1500s?
8. What role does Oonagh play in trying to get O'LiamRoe sent back to Ireland?
9. What suspicious behavior occurs among the characters when the court's hunt begins the next day?
10. Why have so many people congregated in Rouen, and how does Thady divert disaster when the elephants are spooked in the parade?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Ambition takes on an almost human persona in this book. What is this literary technique called? What was the source of some of the characters' ambitions? What did they covet? Why were they consumed with attaining their goals? Cite examples that support your answers.
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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