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Philippa Gregory
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what month does Mary ascend to the throne?
(a) July.
(b) June.
(c) May.
(d) August.

2. What does Mary spend hours agonizing over in the spring of 1554?
(a) Whether or not to go to war.
(b) Her inability to get pregnant.
(c) Whether or not to send Elizabeth to her death.
(d) Philip's infidelity.

3. What does Hannah see approaching as she leaves London in 1554?
(a) A group of palace guards.
(b) The royal barge.
(c) Rebel soldiers.
(d) A guilded carriage.

4. Why is Hannah sent to Lady Mary's home in 1553?
(a) To be a servant and spy.
(b) To coach Mary on etiquette.
(c) To reform the running of Mary's household.
(d) To meet with a potential marriage partner.

5. What is Lady Jane awaiting as of winter, 1554?
(a) A marriage.
(b) An invitation to court.
(c) To be returned to the throne.
(d) Punishment.

6. What is one reason Hannah decides to remain at Mary's court in autumn, 1553?
(a) Hannah is in no rush to marry Daniel.
(b) Hannah enjoys the influence she has as one of Mary's closest confidents.
(c) Hannah has been told it would be dangerous for her to leave.
(d) Hannah is in love with one of Mary's male servants.

7. How does Hannah feel about being sent to Lady Mary's home in 1553?
(a) She is devastated.
(b) She is afraid.
(c) She is angry.
(d) She is excited.

8. What does Hannah look at before leaving London in 1554?
(a) Westminster Abbey.
(b) The palace gardens.
(c) The Tower.
(d) A plume of smoke in the sky.

9. How many marriages are scheduled at court in spring, 1553?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) None.
(d) Four.

10. How does Elizabeth feel about returning to London in 1554?
(a) Reluctant.
(b) Excited.
(c) Indifferent.
(d) Angered.

11. Who is unattended and disgraced by spring 1554?
(a) Elizabeth.
(b) Hannah.
(c) Elizabeth.
(d) Lord Dudley.

12. Who does Mary send Hannah to visit in winter, 1554?
(a) Lord Dudley.
(b) Hannah's father.
(c) Elizabeth.
(d) Mr. Dee.

13. Why does Queen Mary request Elizabeth to return to court in the summer of 1554?
(a) To take advantage of the information Hannah provides with her visions.
(b) So Mary can utilize Hannah as a spy.
(c) To keep Hannah away from Elizabeth.
(d) To welcome Prince Philip.

14. How does Queen Mary feel about the news that the court receives in October, 1554?
(a) She feels devastated.
(b) She feels compassion.
(c) She feels nervous.
(d) She feels vindicated.

15. How does Mary attempt to use Hannah's gift of sight in winter, 1554?
(a) To find out the identity of the rebel leader.
(b) To find out if she will ever have children.
(c) To find out if any of her councellors are betraying her.
(d) To find out how she should punish Elizabeth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Mary married?

2. What does the court receive word of in October, 1554?

3. Where in France do Hannah's father and Daniel decide to go in 1554?

4. When does Queen Mary announce her pregnancy?

5. What does Mary reassure the people of in winter, 1554?

(see the answer keys)

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