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

2. Geoffrey says he and John can work together freely, adding that they have got to make an alliance with whom?

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

4. As he starts to go, John asks Geoffrey to go with him, but Geoffrey stays. Why does he stay?

5. What does Alais say she knows Henry will do, if he has to?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Philip there?

2. How does Philip want to help John?

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

4. How does Eleanor stop Richard from killing John?

5. What plot is Geoffrey working on?

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

7. How does Henry act when John leaves, upset?

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

9. Why is the Vexin essential to Henry?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

At the core of the various conflicts is the issue of who loves whom and how much.

Part 1) Give two examples of this from the play. How do these examples reveal the personalities and opinions of the characters involved?

Part 2) How does this issue affect the relationships of the characters?

Part 3) Why are some characters loved more than others?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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