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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. For how long does William disappear?
2. What is William?
3. Who is overlooked for the garter award?
4. Who is pregnant during this section?
5. Where have George and Howard gone in case Spain decides to move against Britain?
Essay Topic 1
Sex is obviously a large part of this text and of the lives of the women and men in the novel.
Part 1: How does sex come into play in this novel? Who are some of the couples, for example?
Part 2: How is sex used in the story? Why do Mary and Anne, for example, have sex with the men in their lives? For love? For power? Both?
Part 3: What does the author seem to be saying about sex in this time period?
Essay Topic 2
Mary, in the end, chooses a very different life than Anne.
Part 1: Why do you think Mary chooses the simpler life?
Part 2: What does Mary's choice say about her and about her motivations?
Part 3: At the end, Mary still feels she would like to go back to court someday. Why do you think she still longs for that life?
Essay Topic 3
The King changes many rules in order to make the world the way he wants it to operate.
Part 1: List some of the rules the King made up in order to ensure he got what he wanted.
Part 2: What do you think the King's abuse of power says about him?
Part 3: Do you agree that the King should be able to change any rule on a whim? Why or why not?
This section contains 1,513 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)