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. Who fires a flaming arrow at a boat near Queen Mary's boat?

2. Who kills Brice?

3. Robin is put in the arena to fight a __________________.

4. With whom has O'LiamRoe been having a flirtatious relationship for weeks?

5. Who does Oonagh tell O'LiamRoe is the other henchman involved in the murder plot?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the statement regarding a dog not being fed or being fed by a trespasser relevant for this chapter?

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

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

4. Who is the man the author refers to in the riddle about fasting? Why should this man have maintained his plan to starve himself to death?

5. What deal does the French Ambassador offer to Brice and why is Brice reluctant to take it?

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

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

8. Whose name does Oonagh give O'LiamRoe as the other henchman involved in the murder plot?

9. How can the riddle of putting a horse in a dangerous situation also apply to the deadly situation going on at court?

10. What role does satire play in the story, and especially in Lymond's life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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

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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