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. Where is Queen Katherine from?

2. With whom does Anne blatantly flirt?

3. Who is the gentleman asked to escort Mary on her travel to Hever?

4. King Henry is looking through the Bible for support that his marriage was not _______.

5. What is Anne made to do in order to keep her skin youthful?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does George first experience the public's rejection of Anne?

2. What does the letter from Mary's father have to tell her?

3. Why doesn't Henry share a bed with Mary over the Christmas holiday?

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

5. What is happening as Mary's pregnancy continues?

6. What does King Henry send as gifts to Mary's baby once she is born?

7. What are some of the ways Anne is behaving like Queen Katherine?

8. How is Anne seen in the eyes of the English people?

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

10. Why will Anne not allow Mary to go to Hever?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

While Anne Boleyn seems to get more of the attention in history books, she is certainly something different than the title of this novel suggests.

Part 1: Do you think Anne or Mary was the more important Boleyn girl? Why did you choose the answer you did?

Part 2: If you have read about Anne Boleyn before, how has your opinion changed of her?

Part 3: After seeing the progression of events in the story, is Mary a lesser or a greater character in terms of her growth in the novel? Why?

Essay Topic 2

The constant searching for power and favors from the King make the Howard-Boleyn family something of an enigma to many modern readers.

Part 1: What is the goal of the Howard-Boleyn family?

Part 2: How does the family work to achieve their goal?

Part 3: Do you think this is a loving family? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Mary has to betray Queen Katherine in the story, saying she feels she has no choice. Is this really the truth?

Part 1: What does Mary do that ends up betraying the Queen?

Part 2: What rationalization does Mary give for her actions?

Part 3: Do you agree she had no choice? Why or why not? What else could she have done if you felt she did have a choice?

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