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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of what does Eleanor remind Richard?
(a) Of her plot to get him the crown.
(b) Of the love she feels for him.
(c) Of the arts she taught him.
(d) Of the evidence she has against him.

2. How does Henry respond when Eleanor asks him a question regarding the Vexin?
(a) It is essential.
(b) It is trivial.
(c) It is of no use to him.
(d) It is quite beautiful.

3. Why does Henry not want to argue with Alais?
(a) He is tired of arguing with her.
(b) He is through with her.
(c) He has enough enemies as it is.
(d) She is not of enough importance to him.

4. Richard says he is going to do everything in his power to have what?
(a) The crown.
(b) Alais.
(c) Both the crown and Alais.
(d) His brothers hanged.

5. What does Henry suggest that the family start doing?
(a) Dancing.
(b) Eating dinner.
(c) Hanging holly.
(d) Singing carols.

6. What does Henry tell Eleanor is the reason for the way he talks to Alais?
(a) To keep his enemy close.
(b) To prepare her for marrying one of the princes.
(c) He loves her.
(d) To keep her spirits up.

7. Why does Henry say this person should inherit the crown?
(a) Geoffrey would simply take the crown if it was not given to him.
(b) Philip would simply take the crown if it was not given to him.
(c) Richard would simply take the crown if it was not given to him.
(d) John would simply take the crown if it was not given to him.

8. How does John respond when Henry asks John whether he has seen Philip?
(a) He yells at him.
(b) He leaves the room.
(c) He does not answer.
(d) He begins to cry.

9. How many of Henry's children love him, according to Alais?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) None.
(d) All of them.

10. Henry refers to an ancient British king named ____________, whom he describes as having carved his kingdom up to give to his children, something he says he'll never do.
(a) Tut.
(b) Lancelot.
(c) Midas.
(d) Lear.

11. Why does Henry ask Alais to stay?
(a) He does not trust her.
(b) He loves her.
(c) He does not want her to be alone.
(d) Seeing them together upsets Eleanor.

12. What does Henry do as he tells Richard what he imagines Eleanor is saying?
(a) He imitates her.
(b) He is plotting to murder her.
(c) He is trying to find her.
(d) He is writing her a letter.

13. As they exit, on what does Henry comment?
(a) How beautiful she still is.
(b) How much she still loves him.
(c) How he can still see love in Eleanor's smile.
(d) How little has changed between them.

14. To whom does Henry say Alais matters?
(a) Only to Richard.
(b) Only to Eleanor.
(c) Only to John.
(d) Only to him.

15. What does Geoffrey say he wants to watch?
(a) Henry and Eleanor destroy each other.
(b) Henry and Alais love each other again.
(c) Henry and Eleanor love each other again.
(d) Henry and Alais destroy each other.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does Henry remind Eleanor?

2. How does Eleanor reply when Richard asks again what she wants?

3. What look does Alais say she recognizes in Henry's eyes?

4. How does his response to whether he ever loved Eleanor affect her?

5. What is Eleanor's response when Alais asks her what she said to convince him?

(see the answer keys)

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