The Lion in Winter Test | Final Test - Hard

Anthony Harvey
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why has Henry come?

2. Why does Henry say he made the deal?

3. What does Alais tell Henry to do about his sons?

4. What is Alais doing as this scene begins?

5. What reminds John that he agreed to join with Philip in a war against Henry?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The knives and daggers are important.

Part 1) When do knives and/or daggers appear in this play? Why?

Part 2) How are weapons used as foreshadowing? Why?

Part 3) How do these weapons heighten the emotions of the characters, as well as the sense of drama?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

(see the answer keys)

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