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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Henry tell her when he sees her put this on?
(a) She looks beautiful.
(b) She is making a futile gesture.
(c) It is not warm enough.
(d) They are too small.

3. Where is this scene set?
(a) In the castle's reception room.
(b) In the great room.
(c) In Henry's bedchamber.
(d) In the dining room.

4. 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) Midas.
(c) Lear.
(d) Lancelot.

5. Henry makes a joke about how he's giving her what for Christmas?
(a) Weapons.
(b) Poison.
(c) A tombstone.
(d) A cell.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Eleanor say she would have been happier?

2. Richard says he is going to do everything in his power to have what?

3. What does Henry ask Eleanor to give him?

4. How does Henry respond when Eleanor asks whether he ever loved her?

5. With what type of woman does Henry say he has always fallen in love?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Eleanor stop Richard from killing John?

2. Why is the Vexin essential to Henry?

3. Where does the first scene take place? According to Henry, what is a futile gesture that Alais makes?

4. How does Eleanor react when Geoffrey asks why he feels only indifference from his parents?

5. What discussion takes place between Philip and Geoffrey?

6. How is it learned that there is a romance between Philip and Richard?

7. How does John feel about Henry? How does Henry learn of this?

8. How does Henry respond when Eleanor agrees to his plan with one condition?

9. Why does John enter? What is Eleanor's response?

10. To whom does Henry refer, discussing what he will do with his kingdom?

(see the answer keys)

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