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. What is the only thing about the French court that holds any interest for O'LiamRoe?

2. What does Lymond do to set the Hotel Moutier on fire?

3. It is learned that Oonagh and _______________ are conspiring against Lymond and Queen Mary.

4. It is learned that Oonagh is the mistress of whom?

5. Oonagh agrees to give Lymond information in exchange for what?

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

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

4. Why is it important for O'LiamRoe to go to Oonagh to attain her compliance with talking about the murder plot?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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