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 Glendower's daughter married to?

2. Where does Hotspur's wife say she has been banished from?

3. What is Lady Percy insisting her husband tell her?

4. How many of Mortimer's men are killed in the battle against Glendower?

5. Who does Falstaff think will convince the Prince to help him with the robbery?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What bad news does Vernon bring Hotspur, and how does Hotspur react to this news?

4. Why can Mortimer and his new wife, the daughter of Glendower, not communicate?

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

6. What happens when the Sheriff comes looking for Falstaff?

7. What are the carriers complaining about at the beginning of Act 2?

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

9. What does Worcester want to do with the Scottish prisoners?

10. Why does King Henry send Sir Walter Blunt into the rebel camp on the night before battle?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the overall history that this play is fitting in? Generally four of the history plays are put together, Richard II, Henry IV, part 1, Henry IV part 2, Henry V. Lay out the history of the forces which clashes through these years of English royal history. Who are the major families involved?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Glendower presented a very interesting and unique philosophy on life. What was this philosophy, and how did this different idealism affect the people around him?

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