The Thistle and the Rose Test | Final Test - Hard

Eleanor Hibbert and Jean Plaidy
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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 Albany enlist to help persuade Margaret to return to England?

2. How does Margaret respond to James's request for her help with his desired marriage?

3. What is the only good thing to come of Henry's wife's death?

4. How is Angus eventually put on a ship headed to France?

5. How do the common people feel about Albany's plans to invade England?

Short Essay Questions

1. What secret does Angus have that Margaret eventually learns when Margaret returns to Scotland?

2. Why does Angus fight Margaret's divorce request?

3. What is problematic about Margaret's relationship with Harry?

4. Once Margaret learns that Albany has also been unfaithful, where does she put all of her energy and determination?

5. Why does James refuse to support Angus's challenge to Harry?

6. What does Henry do to impress upon Margaret how his English Court is superior to her Scottish one?

7. What does Angus believe about his relationship with Margaret, even though she acts aloof when she sees him after learning of his infidelity?

8. Why does James disagree with his mother about his divorce request?

9. After one year in England, what does Margaret tell Henry her goal is for returning to Scotland?

10. What dampers Margaret's excitement about returning to England?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Conduct a character analysis of "Bell-the-Cat." When does he appear? What function does he serve?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze one father/son relationship in "The Thistle and the Rose." Is it a positive relationship? A negative one? What does the reader learn about each character through their relationship with each other? What function does the relationship serve in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how childbirth is portrayed in "The Thistle and the Rose." Is it conveyed as a positive experience for the women and men? How does it change the reader's opinion of women who have given birth, particularly those who have gone through difficult births or even died in childbirth? What literary devices does Plaidy use to convey the experience of childbirth to a modern reader reading about childbirth during this time in history?

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