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 treated by all as Queen of England?

2. Who gives Mary the message the the King wants her in his rooms for wine?

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

4. Mary weeps over leaving her _________.

5. Whose execution is Mary watching at the beginning?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Anne make sure Cardinal Wolsey does not stand in the way of her plans?

5. Why is the King in a dark mood?

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

7. What does Anne find Queen Katherine is still doing?

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

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

10. What happens to Henry Fitzroy since the King is so desperate for an heir?

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

In the end, Anne Boleyn is executed, just as the stories and history books have told us for years.

Part 1: Why was Anne sentenced to death? What were the charges?

Part 2: Why do you think King Henry VIII waited so long to punish and execute Anne?

Part 3: Do you think it was right for Anne to be executed? 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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