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. 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 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

Mary is the central figure of this story and also its narrator.

Part 1: Why do you think Philippa Gregory chose Mary as the narrator?

Part 2: Is the story hindered by its narrator? Why or why not?

Part 3: Is Mary a narrator that can be trusted? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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