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 does Robin enlist to give the information he has about the next assassination attempt to Lymond?

2. The King decides that Lymond must duel with whom?

3. Where is Lymond's body left after the hotel fire?

4. How is Lymond exposed to be Thady?

5. Whose assistance does O'LiamRoe try to enlist for introductions at the English court?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

6. What role does Richard know he would be assuming when Lymond left for Ireland?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of the book's title. What does the author mean by calling it simply QUEENS' PLAY? What is she trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each one.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Mary de Guise. 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 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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