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

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Eleanor pulls out a small knife and begins to do what with it?

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

3. Eleanor comments that she does not much like ___________, except for Alais.

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.

5. Where is this scene set?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Henry speak to Philip?

2. What takes place when Henry enters?

3. What does Henry tell Alais about his enemies?

4. What does Henry say about his and Eleanor's ideas for the future of his kingdom?

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

6. What does Henry tell Alais he wants to happen before he dies?

7. About what do Eleanor and Henry banter?

8. How is Henry trying to upset Eleanor?

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

10. How does Richard react when Eleanor's condition is revealed?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The family agrees, in some respect, on what love is.

Part 1) What is love to this family? How do you know this?

Part 2) Why do they believe this is love?

Part 3) How does it affect their lives and relationships?

Essay Topic 2

All the characters and many of the circumstances of this play are matters of historical record.

Part 1) Describe these characters. Why might the author use real people?

Part 2) What circumstances might be real? How do you know this?

Part 3) What is the author's purpose for putting real characters into both real and fictional circumstances?

Essay Topic 3

Eleanor seems reluctant to kill.

Part 1) How is this known? How does this compare to Henry?

Part 2) Why might these characters be reluctant to kill?

Part 3) How is Henry's sword ironic and, like Eleanor's daggers, symbolic?

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