The Other Boleyn Girl Test | Final 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. Whose christening dress does Anne want to use for her coming child?

2. Who asks to call William "Father"?

3. What is Henry told Anne has?

4. What is Anne's new title?

5. Who asks George for protection after being questioned at length by the king's men?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Anne's reaction when Mary tells her she is pregnant and married?

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

4. What does Anne tell Mary the King can make her?

5. What is the great disappointment of Anne's delivery?

6. Who is the King lustfully torn between now?

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

8. What does George think is the cause of Anne's temper tantrums?

9. What is Anne promised if she signs the annulment papers quickly?

10. How is Anne seen in the eyes of the English people?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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

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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