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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 do the three brothers do, while John hangs holly?
(a) They talk about how Eleanor arrived that morning, how she and Richard aren't as close as they once were, and how John is Henry's favorite but how Richard is determined to be king.
(b) They are silent.
(c) They dance.
(d) They sing Christmas carols.

2. What does Henry ask Eleanor to give him?
(a) Her trust.
(b) Her hand in marriage again.
(c) Her love.
(d) Peace.

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

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

5. What does Geoffrey say when John continues to hesitate?
(a) He reminds him that it is either Richard on the throne or him.
(b) He reminds him that he owes him.
(c) He asks him why he is waiting.
(d) He asks him if he is feeling alright.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Eleanor doing in her chamber?

2. What does Henry wonder about everybody?

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

4. To whom does Henry say Alais matters?

5. Of what does Eleanor say she almost won?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Eleanor say about her feelings towards Rosamund?

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

3. What would Alais like to see happen to Eleanor?

4. How does Eleanor threaten Henry?

5. How does Henry speak to Philip?

6. How does Henry react to what Alais says he must do to his sons?

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

8. What plans do the boys make once their mother arrives?

9. What does Philip tell Richard to do, when they hear Henry calling for Philip?

10. How does Eleanor respond when Alais asks about her feelings for Henry?

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