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

2. What does Alais try on?

3. Where does the first scene take place?

4. What does the conversation between Richard and Eleanor reveal?

5. To where does Henry invite Alais?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Philip want to help John?

2. About what do Eleanor and Henry banter?

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

4. What does Richard do when Philip mentions their relationship to his father?

5. How does Eleanor react when Geoffrey asks why he feels only indifference from his parents?

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

7. How does Eleanor say she would have been happy?

8. How does the scene end?

9. How does Henry speak to Philip?

10. What discussion takes place between Philip and Geoffrey?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Henry is surprised by people's reactions to him.

Part 1) How do people react to him? Why do they react this way?

Part 2) What do their reactions reveal about his personality?

Part 3) Why is he so surprised by their reactions? What does his surprise reveal about his personality?

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