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Middle English: Writing for Kicks
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Question 1 What matters most in a journalist's match report?
A. Getting the facts right
B. Your handwriting
C. Being descriptive

Question 2 What, to a journalist, is cutting from the bottom?
A. The censorship of anything rude in an article.
B. A dangerous tackle on the football pitch
C. Having the end of your story cut off by a sub-editor to make it fit on the page.

Question 3 Today, a good Premiership football manager has to be?
A. Convinced he knows what's best and determined to win
B. Friendly and able to get on with people
C. Knowledgeable about business and fluent in several languages

Question 4 How did Ian McMillan become poet in residence with the Barnsley Chronicle?
A. He wrote a poem defending the women of Barnsley from a footballer who said they were ugly
B. He wrote a poem about a referee
C. He was on a work experience scheme

Question 5 Which statement best describes Shakespeare's Henry V?
A. King Henry is one of the lads and likes to have fun with his mates. They give France a hammering.
B. King Henry takes on the responsibilities of kingship and goes to war with France.
C. After meeting with some witches, Henry kills the King and becomes king himself. His wife goes mad.

Question 6 Is the play, Henry V a tragedy, a history play or a comedy?
A. A tragedy
B. A comedy
C. A history play

Question 7 Which one of his old friends does Henry V hang?
A. Bardolph
B. Fluellen
C. Falstaff

Question 8 Why is Henry V so upset about the discovery of the plot against him?
A. Because he, Henry, could have been killed
B. Because he grew up with Scroop and trusted him
C. Because he's only just become king

Question 9 Put these battles in the order in which they took place. A: The Battle of Agincourt B: The Battle of Hastings C: The siege of Harfleur
A. B, C, A
B. C, A, B
C. B, A, C

Question 10 What is it called when a character in a play speaks to the audience on his or her own?
A. An interval
B. A scene
C. A soliloquy