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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 is the name of the new princess who will take the place of Princess Mary as heir?
2. Who has already chosen her wedding clothes?
3. Where have George and Howard gone in case Spain decides to move against Britain?
4. George tells Anne she belongs in a Bagnio. What is that?
5. What is William?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Anne's reaction when Mary tells her she is pregnant and married?
2. Who marries Henry and Anne and what does he think of Henry's previous marriage?
3. What do Anne and George do to help Anne's stillbirth?
4. What does Anne have built for Henry for a New Year present?
5. With whom is the King in hearings?
6. Why does Anne summon Mary back to court?
7. What is Anne instructed to tell Henry about her miscarriage?
8. What do Mary and William Stafford both say about the boat trip crossing the English Channel?
9. What does the reader learn about Henry's sexual performance?
10. What do George and Mary think of the present from #41?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mary is the central figure of this story and also its narrator.
Part 1: Why do you think Philippa Gregory chose Mary as the narrator?
Part 2: Is the story hindered by its narrator? Why or why not?
Part 3: Is Mary a narrator that can be trusted? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Many authors use foreshadowing to give the reader hints as to events to come. In the very first chapter, Mary's conversation with her mother seems to foreshadow the rest of the book.
Part 1: What happens in the conversation between Mary and her mother?
Part 2: How does this conversation foreshadow other parts of the book?
Part 3: What does this conversation say about Mary? About her mother?
Essay Topic 3
The sibling relationships in this story are different from what one today might consider appropriate.
Part 1: Describe the relationship between Mary and George.
Part 2: Describe the relationship between Anne and George.
Part 3: Describe the scenes in which George and Anne seemed to cross a line of decency in their relationship. Describe at least 2 situations.
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