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. When is Michaelmas?

2. When is Lady Percy to follow Hotspur when he leaves her?

3. Where does Prince Henry own an apartment?

4. What relationship does Westmoreland have with the King?

5. What is the full title of the play?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the King divide his forces at the end of the book?

2. How does Mortimer communicate with his wife?

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

4. What does Falstaff say he has heard people on the street say about the Prince?

5. What does the Prince ask Falstaff for during the battle, and what does Falstaff give him?

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

7. What in Act III, scene1, are some of the details Shakespeare shares about Welsh culture?

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

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

10. Why does Prince Hal pardon Douglas?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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