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. Little Princess Mary is to be married with someone from what country?

2. Who does Anne decide she wants dead?

3. Who is courting Mary...again?

4. What happens to some members of the court that Mary blames on her sister and her father?

5. Who has allied with King Charles of Spain?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Anne summon Mary back to court?

2. What do George and Mary think of the present from #41?

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

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

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

6. Who are the people who know of Anne's latest pregnancy?

7. Why does George have a black eye?

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

9. Who is taken to the tower and imprisoned?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of a nobody is something that keeps Mary away from William for a while.

Part 1: How does one define "nobody" in this story?

Part 2: Give a list of some of the nobodies in the story.

Part 3: When Mary is told she doesn't really want to be a nobody, even though she does marry one, what does this say about Mary?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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