Mid-Book 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. 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 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
Mary seems to fall in love with King Henry VIII pretty easily, a little too easily for some readers. But is this really the case?
Part 1: What does Mary see in Henry VIII that makes him attractive to her?
Part 2: Is Mary talked into her feelings for the King? If so, how?
Part 3: Do you believe Mary actually loved the King? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
To some, this novel might be seen as a declaration of a need for a feminist movement, with Mary's mindset changing rapidly as the story progresses.
Part 1: What are some examples of female power in this story?
Part 2: What are some ways women are treated as lesser creatures?
Part 3: What does it say that Mary reveals "the triumph of Anne, the mistress who had become a wife, was an inspiration to every loose girl in the country"?
This section contains 630 words
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