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. Which family wins the boat race?

2. What does King Henry refuse to do?

3. What does Cardinal Wolsey organize for the men and women of the English and French courts?

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

5. What do the people who bet on the baby being a boy get?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does George have a black eye?

4. What does Henry do at the May celebration?

5. Why does King Henry refuse to joust?

6. What happens after Mary's son is born?

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

8. Describe Mary Boleyn.

9. Why do people assume Mary is carrying a boy this time?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At its core, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a story of wanting power in the world. Anne wants it. Mary thinks she wants it. And their family will do anything to get it.

Part 1: How does Anne strive to gain power and position in this novel? Is it effective?

Part 2: How does Mary strive to gain power and position in this novel? Is it effective?

Part 3: What does the Howard-Boleyn family do to gain power in this novel? Is it effective?

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 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?

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