The Other Boleyn Girl Test | Final Test - Hard

Philippa Gregory
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. For how long does William disappear?

2. What is William?

3. Who is overlooked for the garter award?

4. Who is pregnant during this section?

5. Where have George and Howard gone in case Spain decides to move against Britain?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

While Anne Boleyn seems to get more of the attention in history books, she is certainly something different than the title of this novel suggests.

Part 1: Do you think Anne or Mary was the more important Boleyn girl? Why did you choose the answer you did?

Part 2: If you have read about Anne Boleyn before, how has your opinion changed of her?

Part 3: After seeing the progression of events in the story, is Mary a lesser or a greater character in terms of her growth in the novel? Why?

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