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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 is pregnant during this section?
2. George tells Mary the court would corrupt a _______.
3. What is "Sending a Cardinal to Hell"?
4. To where does Mary want to return?
5. Who does Mary speak to as she departs the court?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does George think is the cause of Anne's temper tantrums?
2. Why does Mary fear for George's safety?
3. What are some of the ways Anne is behaving like Queen Katherine?
4. Who is the King lustfully torn between now?
5. How is Anne seen in the eyes of the English people?
6. How does George first experience the public's rejection of Anne?
7. What is Anne promised if she signs the annulment papers quickly?
8. What do Anne and George do to help Anne's stillbirth?
9. With whom is the King in hearings?
10. Why does Anne summon Mary back to court?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the end, Anne Boleyn is executed, just as the stories and history books have told us for years.
Part 1: Why was Anne sentenced to death? What were the charges?
Part 2: Why do you think King Henry VIII waited so long to punish and execute Anne?
Part 3: Do you think it was right for Anne to be executed? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Anne seems to have some self esteem issues in this story, going back and forth between feeling like a whore to feeling like the most powerful person in the world.
Part 1: Give some examples of how Anne seems to have low self esteem. What does she do/say that makes you believe this?
Part 2: Are there times when Anne is simply content? If not, why not?
Part 3: Do you think Anne is a happy person when she gets what she wants? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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