The Queen's Fool Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Philippa Gregory
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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. How many marriages are scheduled at court in spring, 1553?

2. As of September, 1554, what has Queen Mary not done for two months.

3. What does the letter Daniel sends to Hannah in spring 1554 say?

4. What does Elizabeth fear about returning to London in 1554?

5. When did Hannah and her father move to England?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Mary required to do following the uprising against her in Winter 1554?

2. On her journey to Hunsdon, what does Hannah notice about the villages she passes through?

3. What news trickles in to Woodstock while Hannah is staying the winter there with Elizabeth?

4. Why does Hannah break her engagement to Daniel?

5. How did Hannah's father keep her safe after they fled from Spain?

6. What vision does Hannah have concerning Tom Seymour?

7. How did Hannah come to be employed in the home of the Dudley family?

8. Under what circumstances do Hannah and her father move to England?

9. What does Hannah discover when she goes to visit her ill father in Spring and Summer 1554?

10. In Autumn and Winter 1553, what do Mary's advisors recommend that she do to secure her throne?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Edward's and Mary's court. What are some of the different positions in court? What characters in the novel are part of the court? What is Hannah's role in court? Does she enjoy staying at court? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and interpret the secondary characters of the novel. Who are some of the secondary characters? Are they based on real historical figures or are they fictitious creations? How do they impact Hannah's life?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the protagonist of the novel, Hannah Green. What are her defining characteristics? Describe her background. What is her role at court? What is her relationship to the Queen?

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