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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 Henry told Anne has?
2. What does the mob of 8000 threaten to do to Anne?
3. Who is summoned back to the court, without their spouse or child?
4. What is the outcome of Anne's pregnancy?
5. Who marries Henry and Anne?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Anne tell Mary the King can make her?
2. What is the great disappointment of Anne's delivery?
3. What does Mary say that the secret is of Anne and her success with the King?
4. What is Anne promised if she signs the annulment papers quickly?
5. How is Anne seen in the eyes of the English people?
6. Why should Mary have been arrested, too?
7. What is the new law the Henry legislates?
8. What do Mary and William Stafford both say about the boat trip crossing the English Channel?
9. How does George first experience the public's rejection of Anne?
10. What is Anne's reaction when Mary tells her she is pregnant and married?
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
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 3
The idea of a nobody is something that keeps Mary away from William for a while.
Part 1: How does one define "nobody" in this story?
Part 2: Give a list of some of the nobodies in the story.
Part 3: When Mary is told she doesn't really want to be a nobody, even though she does marry one, what does this say about Mary?
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