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Henry IV, Part 1

William Shakespeare

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1. At what tavern do Falstaff and friends congregate?

2. Where does the final battle of the play take place?

3. Who was king before Henry IV?

4. Why does Harry say he is spending so much time with Falstaff?

5. Why does Kate confront Hotspur?

6. How do the Percys justify their rebellion?

7. In the battle, what does Falstaff carry in place of a pistol?

8. Who kills Hotspur?

9. Why does Henry decide to execute Worcester?

10. Approximately when was the play written?

11. What is Glyndwr’s nationality?

12. What is the Douglas’s nationality?

13. To what family does Hotspur belong?

14. Who is John of Lancaster?

15. With whom does Harry trick Falstaff during the robbery?

16. Where did Gadshill get his name?

17. How does Falstaff survive the battle?

18. What is Falstaff’s favorite literary device?

19. What is Falstaff’s first name?

20. Which captive does Hotspur wish to have released?

21. How does the Archbishop of York feel about the king?

22. Why does Hotspur’s father say he will not go to battle?

23. How did Henry obtain the crown?

24. Which of the following traits do Harry and Hotspur have in common?

25. Who kills Falstaff?

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Falstaff--not the King or Prince--Rules This One!

by ReadingShakespearefor450th, March 11, 2013

I think it should have been called Sir Jack, First Part, as Falstaff towers over everybody else in King Henry IV, Part 1. See my blog on the play:

http://ow.ly/iLbjU

Falstaff is your standard issue jester

by pafnuty, September 28, 2013

Most Shakespeare plays have a jester, who is able to perceive certain things better than the "noble" person. There are other elements that make Falstaff more interesting, such as the juxtaposition of "fortune," class, or perhaps simply initiative.

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