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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. What does Eleanor say she wants to see?
(a) Geoffrey become king.
(b) John become king.
(c) Richard become king.
(d) Philip become king.

2. How does Henry respond when Alais asks when it is safe to believe him?
(a) It is always safe to believe him, even when he lies.
(b) It is only safe to believe him when he tells the truth.
(c) She can believe him most of the time.
(d) It is never safe to believe him.

3. Where does the first scene take place?
(a) Alais' bedchamber.
(b) The Great Hall.
(c) Henry's bedchamber.
(d) Eleanor's bedchamber.

4. What would happen to Alais if John were to become king?
(a) She would be his sister.
(b) She would have to leave the kingdom.
(c) She would become his mistress.
(d) She would be married to him.

5. What else do they banter about?
(a) How difficult life is in Eleanor's prison/castle.
(b) How the peasants are in a uproar over new taxes.
(c) How much work needs to be done to the castle.
(d) How poor the crops are this season.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Henry tell her when he sees her put this on?

2. What does Philip demand?

3. How big is the Vexin?

4. Of what does Eleanor remind Richard?

5. Of what does Alais accuse Eleanor?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the conversation between Eleanor and Henry after everyone else leaves.

2. What is the response when Eleanor asks about Henry's whereabouts? How does she react to this response?

3. What does Henry say about Eleanor's smile? How does he respond when she asks whether he ever loved her?

4. How does Eleanor threaten Henry?

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

6. How does Henry speak to Philip?

7. What takes place between Alais and Henry at dawn?

8. Where are Richard and his brothers? Why?

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

10. What is Eleanor doing, while she is alone in her chamber?

(see the answer keys)

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