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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do the English respond to the French's offer of marriage of Katherine to Henry and Katherine's dowry?
(a) The offer is accepted and Henry sends ambassadors to Paris to negotiate a treaty.
(b) Henry says he will have to meet Katherine before making a decision.
(c) The offer is rejected and cannons begin firing on the town.
(d) Henry says he can find a wife in England, but he will accept the dowry.

2. What is the dowry that the French offer King Henry along with the king's daughter Katherine?
(a) Some petty and unprofitable dukedoms.
(b) Half of the ships in the French navy.
(c) Any land in the New World that had already been claimed for France.
(d) Marriage of Katherine's younger sister to anyone Henry chooses.

3. On what does Hostess Quickly blame Sir John's illness?
(a) A broken heart.
(b) Too much drink.
(c) Getting caught in a rainstorm.
(d) An infected wound.

4. What does Canterbury say Henry had once been addicted to?
(a) Sot weed.
(b) Courses vain.
(c) Lusty wenches.
(d) Ale.

5. The chorus tells the audience that in the absence of the king and the army, England will be guarded by the following groups of people except for:
(a) Grandsires.
(b) Privèd maidens.
(c) Babies.
(d) Old women.

6. In addition to not wanting to die, why does Nym not want to go up to the breach?
(a) He would just get in the way.
(b) It is too hot.
(c) He is against attacking innocent civilians.
(d) It is raining.

7. What is the battle cry Henry gives his men?
(a) Huzzah!
(b) God have mercy because we will not!
(c) Pour le Roi et pour la France!
(d) God for Harry, England, and Saint George!

8. What does Henry tell the governor will happen if Harfleur does not surrender?
(a) Henry will send a message to the king of France saying the governor put innocent citizens in harm's way to protect his political position.
(b) The attack will continue and innocent civilians will be raped, tortured, and killed.
(c) They will blockade the town until they surrender or starve.
(d) Women and children will be allowed to leave, but all men will be executed.

9. What is Fluellen's opinion of Captain Macmorris and Captain Jamy concerning military matters?
(a) Macmorris is incompetent, but Jamy is very knowledgeable.
(b) Jamy is incompetent, but Macmorris is very knowledgeable.
(c) Both men are ignorant and incompetent.
(d) Both men are knowledgeable and competent.

10. Referring to Henry, the constable tells the Dauphin that he will find these "forespent."
(a) Gold.
(b) Vanities.
(c) Patience.
(d) Health.

11. How are Exeter and Westmoreland related to King Henry?
(a) Exeter is his nephew and Westmoreland is his uncle.
(b) Exeter is his uncle and Westmoreland is his cousin.
(c) Exeter is his cousin and Westmoreland is his nephew.
(d) Exeter is his brother and Westmoreland is his son.

12. To what ethnic heritage does Britaine refer to when he suggests the English are of illegitimate birth?
(a) Norman.
(b) Anglo-Saxon.
(c) Celtic.
(d) Viking.

13. The chorus asks the audience "kindly to judge" what?
(a) The play.
(b) Royalty.
(c) People of the past and their actions.
(d) Each other.

14. Henry tells Cambridge, Grey, and Scroop that mercy has been suppressed and killed for them. What caused this to happen?
(a) A letter from the Dauphin stating that it took very little to bribe them.
(b) Their own counsel.
(c) An edict from the church.
(d) Exeter's testimony.

15. What does the chorus say must "deck our kings"?
(a) Stage hands.
(b) Queens.
(c) Royal servants.
(d) The audience's thoughts.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character from classical mythology does the chorus say fans the streamers of the brave fleet?

2. To what creature from classical mythology does Canterbury compare Prince Henry's willfulness?

3. According to the chorus, what is the French response to the impending war?

4. What is the name of the river the king of France believes Henry and his army have passed?

5. What justification does Henry give for his soldiers to wreak havoc if Harfleur does not surrender?

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