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. What does Henry make William at Anne's extravagant coronation?

2. About what is Anne to tell Henry she was mistaken?

3. Who is one of the people that does NOT know about Anne's pregnancy?

4. What is Henry told Anne has?

5. Who ends up escorting Mary to court?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Mary is summoned back to court, what are the conditions?

2. What does Mary say that the secret is of Anne and her success with the King?

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

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

5. How does Mary describe Jane Seymour to William?

6. What does Mary think about Catherine asking to go to court?

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

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

9. Why should Mary have been arrested, too?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

Mary, in the end, chooses a very different life than Anne.

Part 1: Why do you think Mary chooses the simpler life?

Part 2: What does Mary's choice say about her and about her motivations?

Part 3: At the end, Mary still feels she would like to go back to court someday. Why do you think she still longs for that life?

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