Queens' Play Test | Final 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. The French court is in ________________ enjoying the evening outdoors.

2. O'LiamRoe asks Lymond to convince Robin to talk to ______________ or Lymond.

3. Back in France, Lymond meets with a woman who had once been in charge of a distinguished group of ____________.

4. The beginning of Part Three: London: The Excitement of Being Hunted: I: Blois: The Mill in Motion is written from whose perspective?

5. What item of Thady's is found outside the Hotel Moutier which had been on fire?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Robin's sentence for his part in the plot to murder Queen Mary? Why will the sentence not be carried out?

2. What secret agreement do O'LiamRoe and Robin make?

3. Who does Lymond tell Richard is the would-be assassin? How does Lymond know this?

4. Where does Lymond end up after being captured by Oonagh and rescued from the hotel fire?

5. What is the purpose of the arrival in France of the English Ambassage Extraordinary?

6. Name some direct and indirect examples that support the riddle regarding a woman who gives herself up to a man because of what he has to offer her.

7. What happens at court when it is believed that Lymond is dead?

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

9. How does O'LiamRoe enjoy the English court and what is the one aspect of the French court that is still of interest to him?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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

Dorothy Dunnett is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, and briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

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