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. Who has grown fat and gluttonous?

2. What does Mary tell the Queen aside from the fact she's married?

3. What is George's one goal in life?

4. Who sends Mary a letter, informing her that things are sour for Anne?

5. Who is pregnant during this section?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who are the people who know of Anne's latest pregnancy?

3. Why will Anne not allow Mary to go to Hever?

4. Who marries Henry and Anne and what does he think of Henry's previous marriage?

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

6. What does the reader learn about Henry's sexual performance?

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

8. Who is the King lustfully torn between now?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Being a homosexual was a crime in the time of Henry VIII. And yet, there are homosexual characters in this novel.

Part 1: Why do you think being a homosexual was considered a crime?

Part 2: Why do you think George was so open about his sexuality, much to the dismay of his sisters?

Part 3: What do you think of the possible child that George and Anne created? What does that possibility say to you about these characters?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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