The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers: A Novel Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 kind of literature did Henry discover in Cromwell's rooms?

2. Following a strange light in a small building, Henry discovered Thomas More in the middle of the night doing what?

3. Why was Anne isolated from men during the last month of her pregnancy?

4. After Anne miscarried a child, what did she blame it on?

5. How was Henry depicted in a book that was written about Catherine Howard's life?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the public react to Anne Boleyn?

2. Why did Henry have Cromwell tried for treason?

3. Why did Henry and his daughter, Mary, become estranged after he began his relationship with Anne Boleyn?

4. After Katherine's death, what did her embalmer tell Henry?

5. What happened to John Fisher and Thomas More when they refused to sign the oath declaring Elizabeth the true heir to the throne?

6. With Henry turning his interest toward Jane Seymour, how did he test her?

7. Why did Henry arrange to go on a pilgrimage, taking along many of the men from his Court?

8. On what grounds did Henry have his marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled?

9. After marrying her, what did Henry discover about Anne of Cleves?

10. Who did Henry warn about the importance of signing the oath declaring Elizabeth the true heir to the throne?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the superstitious beliefs during the Tudor period. What are some examples from the novel? Is the king superstitious? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Is the novel an accurate portrayal of Tudor England? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the King's Court. What are some of the different positions in the Court? What characters in the novel were part of the King's Court?

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