The Lion in Winter Test | 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. How does John respond when Henry asks John whether he has seen Philip?

2. Henry brings up Rosamund, which in turn, leads Eleanor to do what?

3. As Eleanor drinks her wine, what does she recall?

4. Of what does Alais accuse Eleanor?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Eleanor threaten Henry?

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

3. About what do Eleanor and Henry banter?

4. How much of an enemy can Alais be?

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

6. How does Henry react when Eleanor agrees to sign whatever he wishes for a little peace?

7. How does Richard mockingly refer to Henry? Describe the argument that continues after this comment.

8. Why does Henry ask Eleanor if she has gotten the Aquitaine back from Richard?

9. What is revealed about Philip's purpose for his actions?

10. How does Henry speak to Philip?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Alais puts pressure on Henry.

Part 1) What kind of pressure does she put on him?

Part 2) Why does Alais put pressure on him? How does it affect him? Why does it affect him this way?

Part 3) What does the pressure she puts on him reveal about him?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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