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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 outcome of Anne's pregnancy?
2. Who has already chosen her wedding clothes?
3. Where does Anne want Mary to be with her?
4. Who is found out to have died?
5. From where was the swordsman ordered?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Mary fear for George's safety?
2. Why does Anne summon Mary back to court?
3. How does George first experience the public's rejection of Anne?
4. What do Mary and William Stafford both say about the boat trip crossing the English Channel?
5. What is the new law the Henry legislates?
6. What is Anne's reaction when Mary tells her she is pregnant and married?
7. What is Anne promised if she signs the annulment papers quickly?
8. Who are the people who know of Anne's latest pregnancy?
9. When it is time for Mary to go to Hever to see her children, what does Anne inform Mary Anne has done?
10. Why does Howard think it is so important for Anne's child to be a boy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
To some, this novel might be seen as a declaration of a need for a feminist movement, with Mary's mindset changing rapidly as the story progresses.
Part 1: What are some examples of female power in this story?
Part 2: What are some ways women are treated as lesser creatures?
Part 3: What does it say that Mary reveals "the triumph of Anne, the mistress who had become a wife, was an inspiration to every loose girl in the country"?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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