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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. For what has Eleanor come?
2. What does Philip say about his marriage?
3. Of what does Richard remind Philip?
4. Alais says that if Henry truly wants to marry her, what is the price he must pay?
5. Eleanor agrees, but adds a condition. What is that condition?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
All the characters and many of the circumstances of this play are matters of historical record.
Part 1) Describe these characters. Why might the author use real people?
Part 2) What circumstances might be real? How do you know this?
Part 3) What is the author's purpose for putting real characters into both real and fictional circumstances?
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
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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