King Henry IV, Part I Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells Hotspur that Lancaster is marching towards them?

2. What does Falstaff claim the pickpocket took?

3. Who is to bring the counter-offer to the King?

4. How does Hotspur feel about Douglas?

5. What is unusual about the last two lines Falstaff utters in Act 3, Scene 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Falstaff presents a strong criticism to the commonly held idea that honor is always good. Falstaff has little respect for honor, rather he will always choose life over being right. What quotes of Falstaff define this radical view of honor being simply a word? What are his actions in battle? Is he simply a comic buffoon or is there something more honest about his seeing that men are used as canon fodder?

Essay Topic 2

The second scene takes place in a tavern and is written in prose. How is this style of writing different? What is the effect of this on the feeling and tone of the scene? What does it allow Shakespeare to do?

Essay Topic 3

Many different characters in this book were persuaded to do things that they would not have done of their own accord? What are some of these instances, and how did persuasion affect the course of the plot?

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