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. At court it is decided that Queen Mary would marry the ____________________.

2. Who believes Lord d'Aubigny's denial that John Stewart was part of the assassination plan?

3. Lymond visits _________________ to discuss his keeping an eye on the man in #146 and coaxing a confession out of him.

4. Who purchases Lymond and the cart?

5. Who kills Brice?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. 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.

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

5. What is the significance of satin and scarlet in this chapter?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Lymond and Thady. What are their roles within the story? What must Lymond be expert in in order to carry out the personality game in the book? What purpose do both Lymond and Thady serve? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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