The Lion in Winter Test | 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

Chess is used as a metaphor.

Part 1) How is it used as a metaphor? Why?

Part 2) What does this metaphor reveal about each character?

Part 3) When is chess used as a metaphor? Why is it used during those specific scenes?

Essay Topic 2

Richard and Philip are in a relationship.

Part 1) Describe this relationship. Were you surprised by this relationship? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does this knowledge of his relationship with Philip change your view of Richard?

Part 3) How is it used as foreshadowing? What does Richard want from his family? How does his needs compare to the needs of his brothers?

Essay Topic 3

Eleanor and Henry frequently banter.

Part 1) Give two examples. Why do these arguments take place?

Part 2) What is hidden by this banter? How do you know this?

Part 3) How is arguing and bantering used throughout the play to conceal other issues? Why?

(see the answer keys)

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