The Other Boleyn Girl Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Philippa Gregory
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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 Mary married to at the beginning of this novel?

2. What does Mary name her first child?

3. What is King Henry afraid to lose?

4. Where is Queen Katherine from?

5. With whom is George in love?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why has Cardinal Wolsey arranged a secret court at Westminster?

2. How does Anne attempt to have control over her sister?

3. Why is the Boleyn family unsure of who to promote to the King?

4. Why has the Queen missed her "courses"?

5. When is Anne not treated by all as the Queen of England?

6. How has the Queen defied the King's order?

7. What are George's sisters' reactions to his confession of love for Francis Weston?

8. Why does Mary shed tears over the cutting of little Henry's hair?

9. What is in the letter Mary receives from her sister Anne?

10. Why does King Henry refuse to joust?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many authors use foreshadowing to give the reader hints as to events to come. In the very first chapter, Mary's conversation with her mother seems to foreshadow the rest of the book.

Part 1: What happens in the conversation between Mary and her mother?

Part 2: How does this conversation foreshadow other parts of the book?

Part 3: What does this conversation say about Mary? About her mother?

Essay Topic 2

Love seems to be more of a commodity than an actual emotion in this novel at times.

Part 1: Who are some of the characters that are actually in love in this story?

Part 2: How is real love demonstrated in these relationships?

Part 3: Do you think Anne is capable of love? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Many people, after reading "The Other Boleyn Girl" feel the story of Henry VIII is somehow different from the one they've learned in school or on their own.

Part 1: What did you think of the Henry VIII story before you read this book? What were your experiences of it?

Part 2: Do you think this story's portrayal of the history is accurate? Why or why not?

Part 3: How has your opinion of Henry VIII changed? Or has it stayed the same? Why?

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