King Henry IV, Part I Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What do the rebels advise Hotspur to control?

2. What does Francis give to the Prince as a gift?

3. Who does Westmoreland blame for Henry Percy's success?

4. What does the King demand of Hotspur before allowing him to leave?

5. What is the King weary of at the beginning of the play?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the actual plan for the robbery?

2. When Falstaff arrives at the tavern (after the robbery) what is the very tall tale he tells?

3. What does Hotspur say in response to Kate's question of whether he loves her?

4. What does the Prince say in his soliloquy after Poins leaves his apartment?

5. What does the King demand of Hotpsur when he allows him and his father to leave the conference?

6. What does Falstaff do when he stops pretending to be dead?

7. Who has set up the robbery?

8. What is Hotspur's response to the letter he reads in his castle?

9. What does Falstaff say when he is left alone during the battle?

10. Why is so much of what Falstaff and Prince Hal are saying unintelligible to modern audiences?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Shakespeare has Prince Hal with one foot in the royal court and one in the world of the common man. How does the Prince operate in each sphere? Can you imagine King Henry interacting with Francis the apprentice drawer in the same way that Hal does? What does this show us about Prince Hal? Use examples to show how Hal is able to operate effectively in both worlds.

Essay Topic 2

What is at the heart of the rebellion? Explain the history that exists between Bolingbroke/Henry IV and the Percy family. Why are they so upset with him? Why do the other rebels join? What is it that they all want?

Essay Topic 3

Friendship is a strong theme throughout the book. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the characters touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of the book, and what causes these changes?

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