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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. Where does Anne want Mary to be with her?
2. What does Anne eat to increase her fertility?
3. From where was the swordsman ordered?
4. Who does Mary marry?
5. What is "Sending a Cardinal to Hell"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Anne tell Mary the King can make her?
2. Why does Anne summon Mary back to court?
3. Why does Mary fear for George's safety?
4. When it is time for Mary to go to Hever to see her children, what does Anne inform Mary Anne has done?
5. What do Anne and George do to help Anne's stillbirth?
6. What does George think is the cause of Anne's temper tantrums?
7. When Mary is summoned back to court, what are the conditions?
8. What does the reader learn about Henry's sexual performance?
9. Who is the King lustfully torn between now?
10. Why will Anne not allow Mary to go to Hever?
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
Mary seems to fall in love with King Henry VIII pretty easily, a little too easily for some readers. But is this really the case?
Part 1: What does Mary see in Henry VIII that makes him attractive to her?
Part 2: Is Mary talked into her feelings for the King? If so, how?
Part 3: Do you believe Mary actually loved the King? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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