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. What does King Henry do at the tennis tournament?

2. For how long does George join Mary at the location in #70?

3. Who wishes Katherine would die?

4. While most of the family gets something in return for Anne's sexual techniques, who is left out of the King's generosity?

5. Uncle Howard is sure that ________ will be the next queen.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Anne instructed to tell Henry about her miscarriage?

2. How does King Henry take control of the church?

3. Describe Anne's condition in the section "Summer 1528."

4. Why does Mary fear for George's safety?

5. When it is time for Mary to go to Hever to see her children, what does Anne inform Mary Anne has done?

6. What does Mary think about Catherine asking to go to court?

7. When Mary is summoned back to court, what are the conditions?

8. Describe Mary Boleyn.

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

10. What do Anne and George do to help Anne's stillbirth?

Essay 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

Sex is obviously a large part of this text and of the lives of the women and men in the novel.

Part 1: How does sex come into play in this novel? Who are some of the couples, for example?

Part 2: How is sex used in the story? Why do Mary and Anne, for example, have sex with the men in their lives? For love? For power? Both?

Part 3: What does the author seem to be saying about sex in this time period?

Essay Topic 3

Being a homosexual was a crime in the time of Henry VIII. And yet, there are homosexual characters in this novel.

Part 1: Why do you think being a homosexual was considered a crime?

Part 2: Why do you think George was so open about his sexuality, much to the dismay of his sisters?

Part 3: What do you think of the possible child that George and Anne created? What does that possibility say to you about these characters?

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