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Summary & Analysis
Prologue; Act I, Scene i
Act I, Scene ii
Act I, Scenes iii-iv
Act II, Scene i
Act II, Scene ii
Act II, Scene iii
Act II, Scene iv
Act III, Scene i
Act III, Scene ii
Act IV, Scenes i-ii
Act V, Scene i
Act V, Scene ii
Act V, Scenes iii-iv and Epilogue
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1. Who is the first to criticize Cardinal Wolsey?
2. What happens after this person criticizes Wolsey?
He is banished.
He is knighted.
He is ignored.
He is arrested.
3. Where does the king first meet Anne?
Wolsey's dinner party
In the street
4. How do the commoners feel about Wolsey after Buckingham's sentencing?
They think he is a good man.
They hate him.
They think he is a bad speaker.
They wish he had been promoted.
5. What does Anne think about the idea of being queen?
She is not sure what the job entails.
She is totally indifferent.
She longs for the position.
She says she would not want to be queen.
6. The king wants a divorce; whom does he ask for it?
7. How does the queen respond to Henry's desire for a divorce?
She is glad and prepares to leave for Spain.
She's surprised but likes Anne, so she steps down.
She refuses to be judged by Wolsey and storms out.
She is upset but acquiesces.
8. What does Wolsey hope will result from the divorce?
Henry's marriage to Anne
Henry's marriage to his sister
Henry will be a bachelor king
Henry's marriage to the king of France's daughter
9. The king wants to divorce Katharine because she has failed him how?
She has refused to attend the court.
She dislikes his friends.
She does not want to wear her crown.
She has not borne him a male heir.
10. What does the king intercept of Wolsey's?
An inventory of Wolsey's belongings and a letter to the Pope
A letter summoning Wolsey to Rome
Correspondence with Buckingham
A list of the king's suitors
11. When the king questions Wolsey, how does Wolsey respond?
He admits he is bad.
He says he took down Buckingham but nothing else.
He says he has been loyal.
He insists he does not know what the king is talking about.
12. What does the king decide to do about Wolsey?
He lets him continue as cardinal.
He sends him to Rome.
He strips him of his title and takes his possessions.
He sends him to the Tower.
13. The crowd wants to see Anne's procession to the Abbey for what event?
14. Katharine forgives Wolsey and then has a vision presaging her own:
Return to the court
Departure from England
15. Which of the king's friends returns from abroad to a hostile court?
16. What favor does the king do for his friend?
He lets him marry Katharine.
He banishes him.
He lends him his ring.
He promotes him.
17. What do the Council members want to do to Cranmer?
Send him to the Tower
Give him a divorce
18. What does the king do at the Council meeting?
He watches from above.
He scolds the lords.
He participates after Cranmer reveals the ring.
All of the above
19. The worst thing Cranmer can be accused of is:
Traveling from abroad
Knowing the names of the stars
20. How does Cranmer respond to his accusers?
He forgives them.
He curses them.
He plots against them.
He wishes they were dead.
21. Does Anne give birth?
Yes, but the child is stillborn.
Yes, and the child is at last a male heir.
No, she never gets pregnant.
Yes, but it is girl.
22. The commoners are excited for another royal event now; what is it?
The baptism of the child
The arrival of the king of Spain
23. Who performs the baptism?
Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury
24. What is the child named?
25. What does Cranmer say her future holds?
Great things for England, as "the virgin queen"
The downfall of the kingdom
Marriages with the king of Germany, then the king of Spain
Becoming Duchess of York
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