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 did More's wife see a falcon attacking at the beginning of the book?

2. What is the Common Man gathering up in Scene 5?

3. Who has More's daughter's suitor tried to pattern his life after?

4. What does the Common Man say is the worst thing about the new Chancellor?

5. Why did Henry marry Catherine?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does More not fear negative consequences from the King after his resignation?

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

4. What does More say when Norfolk begs him in the Tower to sign the Act of Succession?

5. What happens to people who do not support the new church?

6. What does Norfolk ask More after his chain of service is removed?

7. How does Bolt say people speak, and what does he say the problem is with this?

8. What is Henry's main support for his divorce when talking to More?

9. Why is More opposed to the divorce of King Henry?

10. Where does the Common Man say Rich died, and what are his feelings about this?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Marriage and divorce were two huge and interlocking themes of this play. How were these themes presented, and which characters were most affected by them?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

More endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials, and what lessons does he learn through these experiences?

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