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. Henry VIII: I have to have a song, Mary. England has to have an ________ from me.

4. Who wishes Katherine would die?

5. Anne orders Mary to go where in Autumn?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mary say that the secret is of Anne and her success with the King?

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

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

4. Who is the King lustfully torn between now?

5. What do Anne and George do to help Anne's stillbirth?

6. Why does Mary shed tears over the cutting of little Henry's hair?

7. What is the new law the Henry legislates?

8. When it is time for Mary to go to Hever to see her children, what does Anne inform Mary Anne has done?

9. What does Anne have built for Henry for a New Year present?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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