The Lion in Winter Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Anthony Harvey
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Of what does Eleanor remind Richard?

3. What gift does Eleanor comment that Geoffrey has?

4. What does Alais tell Henry about what John thinks?

5. The characters manipulate each other like what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What discussion takes place between Philip and Geoffrey?

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

3. What does Eleanor do once she realizes she now has an advantage?

4. What does Geoffrey say can happen now that the others trust him?

5. What do the boys do when they believe they are trapped in the wine cellar?

6. To what decision does Henry come regarding his sons?

7. How does Philip want to help John?

8. How does Eleanor respond when John asks if she truly cares?

9. What does Henry say he has realized while Eleanor has been in prison?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Eleanor and Henry have a love-hate relationship.

Part 1) Describe this relationship. Why do they have this type of relationship?

Part 2) How does this relationship affect their family?

Part 3) Is anything resolved, regarding this relationship, by the end of the play? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Symbolism is used in this play.

Part 1) Give one example of symbolism. What does it symbolize?

Part 2) What is the purpose of this symbolism?

Part 3) How does this symbolism enhance the play for the audience?

Essay Topic 3

Eleanor and Henry have different perspectives on love.

Part 1) What is each character's perspective on love? Compare these two views.

Part 2) How does this affect their relationships with others and each other?

Part 3) What might be the reason for their differing perspectives? Use the play to support your response.

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