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 says, "You can't be more of a virgin than me"?

2. Who has a good education and discusses the idea in #43 with King Henry?

3. Where does Mary go as the trial continues?

4. What makes Mary a good person to promote to Henry?

5. What has the Queen been missing, causing others to believe she's pregnant?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why has Cardinal Wolsey arranged a secret court at Westminster?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What is Mary's and George's fantasies of a dream life?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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"?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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