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

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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. Why is the council meeting?

2. Who is Lady Percy married to?

3. What is the name of Hotspur's wife?

4. Who is the Vintner?

5. What was Hotspur doing when he was approached by a well-dressed man on the battlefield?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Hotspur and Douglas feel about each other when they meet at the rebel camp?

2. What does Lady Percy ask her husband when she first enters the stage?

3. What does Hotspur say when the offer from the King is read?

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

5. Where is the battle with the rebels to take place?

6. How is it that the First Carrier can tell what time it is?

7. What does Gadshill ask when he enters the stage at the beginning of Act 2?

8. Who does the King compare he and his son to while scolding the Prince for his behavior?

9. What does Falstaff say to the Prince before he is hushed on the highway?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

This book takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affected the course of the plot. Why might Shakespeare have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?

Essay Topic 2

Sacrifice was a theme that was very prevalent in this book. Who were the characters most affected by this theme, and how did they allow sacrifice to change their lives?

Essay Topic 3

Who is the protagonist of Henry IV, part 1? Make an argument that it is King Henry IV. What is the development of the King? Does he change in this play? Is there a shift of perception? Does he learn something important? Make an argument that it is Prince Hal. What is his development? What changes does the Prince go through? What do we learn about him from the scenes with Falstaff?

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