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. As Henry and Eleanor finish putting up the holly, they banter about whether Henry truly misses whom?

2. About what is Eleanor determined?

3. What does Henry suggest that the family start doing?

4. How does Henry respond when Eleanor asks whether he ever loved her?

5. What does Geoffrey say is lacking in his life?

Short Essay Questions

1. What plans do the boys make once their mother arrives?

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

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

4. What does Eleanor bring to her sons?

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

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

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

8. Why is the Vexin essential to Henry?

9. How is Henry trying to upset Eleanor?

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

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

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 changes, emotionally, as the play progresses.

Part 1) How does one know a change occurs in her?

Part 2) Why does this change occur?

Part 3) Is this change permanent? Why or why not?

(see the answer keys)

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