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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 the father of Hotspur?

2. Where are the carriers heading at the beginning of Act 2?

3. What is the author of the letter telling Hotspur?

4. Why is Worcester so angry about the accusations against him?

5. Where does Act 2, Scene 2 take place?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Worcester think the King has such animosity towards their family and how do they plan to protect themselves?

3. What does Falstaff do when he sees the dead Sir Walter Blunt?

4. Who is Sir John Falstaff?

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

6. What do Falstaff and Prince Hal role-play in order to prepare the Prince for his return to his father?

7. Who is King Henry the Fourth?

8. What did Henry Percy do before the play started that angers the King?

9. What is Hotspur's response to his wife's questions?

10. What does Prince Hal think of Falstaff's men?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The characters in this play all had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affected the characters around them.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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