A Man for All Seasons 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 author has Richard been reading at the beginning of the book?

2. What does Cromwell remind the Common Man of when he is in his second role?

3. What does the surprise visitor say he could do to Norfolk?

4. Where does More live as the Chancellor?

5. What does the Common Man say is the main difference between Wolsey and the new Chancellor?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does More's steward tell Chapuys about More since he became Chancellor?

2. How did the Common Man say Wolsey died?

3. What does Rich say when he is put on the witness stand, and what is More's reaction to this?

4. How does Rich feel about More's suggestion that he be a teacher, and why does he feel this way?

5. What does the Common man complain about as he takes More home in the boat?

6. What does More's steward say to the audience about the information he gave the men in Scene 6?

7. What does Alice want More to do when she sees Will leaving, and what is More's response?

8. What does More say when Henry asks him if he has thought about the divorce since their last meeting?

9. What does Wolsey tell More he must do before he can be a great statesman?

10. What does the Common Man say to the audience at the end of the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What role does symbolism play in the story, and where does it appear? How is the plot altered by the presence of these symbols?

Essay Topic 2

Fear is a common theme in this book, and it is presented a number of times by a number of characters. What are some of these instances, and how does fear affect the characters in the book?

Essay Topic 3

King Henry was a minor character whose presence made a big difference in the plot. How did he accomplish this when he only appeared once? What are some ways that his brief presence altered the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if the King had not been in the book at all?

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