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. Who is Phoebus?

2. What does the Prince want to be praised for after the war?

3. Where are the travelers taking the money to?

4. Where does Prince Henry own an apartment?

5. What does Falstaff like to drink?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Falstaff tell the Prince after speaking with the nobleman sent by the King?

2. How does Act 2, Scene 2 begin?

3. What does Falstaff do for the Prince before he returns to the King?

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

5. What does the King say he is envious of at the beginning of the book, and why?

6. What is the King tired of at the beginning of the play, and what does he want to do to stop it?

7. Why does the King send Worcester and Vernon to be executed?

8. When the Percy family meets with Mortimer and Glendower in Wales why are they looking at a map?

9. What is Falstaff fretting about in the tavern when he is there without the Prince?

10. How does Shakespeare cue the audience as to where a scene, such as Hotspur at Warkworth Castle, is taking place?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a character study of Prince Hal. What is his relationship to the King? To Falstaff? What stage of his life is he in? What happens to his character over the life of this play? Does he become more himself or does he abandon his true self when he returns to his royal personage?

Essay Topic 2

Which character did you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How did this character change throughout the book?

Essay Topic 3

In Act II, Scene 1, Shakespeare shows us a scene of common men, thieves, working people. Why does he do this? What is their language like? How does it compare to the language of the King and other noble leaders? What is the effect of this scene on the audience?

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