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. Why does Hotspur's father not come to the battle at Shrewsbury?

2. What does the Prince of Wales off the rebels in place of a full pitched battle?

3. Who kills Hotspur?

4. How does Douglas feel about Hotspur?

5. How many people wearing the king's coats does Douglas kill?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book. What are some of the instances where these themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?

Essay Topic 2

In Shakespeare's time women could not act on stage and so he was limited in the number of female characters he could put into each play. There was probably a limited supply of male actors who could "pass" as women onstage. Describe the types of women that are in this play. How many are there? What is their function? Are they major or minor characters?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the theme of honor as presented in this play. What is the relationship of various characters towards the concept of honor? How are Hotspur and Falstaff at two far ends of the spectrum when it comes to honor? Use quotes to describe these two men. Where does Prince Hal fall in this spectrum?

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