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. Why does Oonagh agree to start a relationship with a certain man?

2. O'LiamRoe is disappointed that everything ended the way it did with the French because ____________________.

3. What does Thady ask of the King in exchange for his performance at the dinner?

4. Sir George Douglas writes an anonymous letter to Queen Catherine that ___________________ should be invited to court.

5. Who is Michel Herrison?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What act must the Queen Mother put on during her visit to France?

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

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

6. Why does Sir George tell Lymond that Queen Catherine might be the would-be assassin?

7. What life-threatening secret is Lymond forced to keep as he performs and entertains at court one night?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of O'LiamRoe. 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 3

Explain Dorothy Dunnett's use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author used them where she did.

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