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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 does Mary find kneeling and praying?
2. Mary has no regrets for marrying for love in a "world where women are bought and sold as __________."
3. Who does Mary think are just temporarily disagreeing on the marriage issue?
4. From where was the swordsman ordered?
5. What is George's one goal in life?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Anne summon Mary back to court?
2. What do George and Mary think of the present from #41?
3. When it is time for Mary to go to Hever to see her children, what does Anne inform Mary Anne has done?
4. What does the reader learn about Henry's sexual performance?
5. What is Anne instructed to tell Henry about her miscarriage?
6. What does Anne have built for Henry for a New Year present?
7. What does Anne tell Mary the King can make her?
8. What do Mary and William Stafford both say about the boat trip crossing the English Channel?
9. What are some of the ways Anne is behaving like Queen Katherine?
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
Love seems to be more of a commodity than an actual emotion in this novel at times.
Part 1: Who are some of the characters that are actually in love in this story?
Part 2: How is real love demonstrated in these relationships?
Part 3: Do you think Anne is capable of love? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Mary has to betray Queen Katherine in the story, saying she feels she has no choice. Is this really the truth?
Part 1: What does Mary do that ends up betraying the Queen?
Part 2: What rationalization does Mary give for her actions?
Part 3: Do you agree she had no choice? Why or why not? What else could she have done if you felt she did have a choice?
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