The Other Boleyn Girl Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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

Many authors use foreshadowing to give the reader hints as to events to come. In the very first chapter, Mary's conversation with her mother seems to foreshadow the rest of the book.

Part 1: What happens in the conversation between Mary and her mother?

Part 2: How does this conversation foreshadow other parts of the book?

Part 3: What does this conversation say about Mary? About her mother?

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

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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