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 is the owner of the ship that had intentionally run into the La Sauvee?

2. Why do the arrows not pierce Lymond's skin?

3. What does Margaret throw on the ground after speaking with Lymond?

4. What does Robin do when Lymond asks to talk to him before Robin kills him?

5. Who confesses to the plot to kill Queen Mary?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What are the circumstances of Brice's death and why does Lymond insist that Robin be returned to France unharmed?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the overall settings for the story. Why does the author use the settings she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

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

Describe Jenny Fleming. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Jenny's character in the novel?

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