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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Henry tell the governor will happen if Harfleur does not surrender?
(a) The attack will continue and innocent civilians will be raped, tortured, and killed.
(b) 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.
(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.

2. In the Prologue, what term does the chorus use to describe King Henry?
(a) Foolish.
(b) Peaceful.
(c) Angry.
(d) Warlike.

3. What is the boy's urgent message that diverts Nym and Pistol from their duel?
(a) French troops have launched a counter invasion and will be in London in a few hours.
(b) King Henry needs to see them right away.
(c) His master is ill and he wants Pistol and Hostess to come immediately.
(d) He has heard of an assassination plot against the king.

4. In the Prologue, the chorus refers to King Henry by what nickname?
(a) Harry.
(b) Hank.
(c) Hal.
(d) The Bonnie Prince.

5. Canterbury urges King Henry to divide England into __________ and have __________ go to fight France while the rest stays home to defend against invaders.
(a) Three/one third.
(b) Ten/three tenths.
(c) Four/one quarter.
(d) Two/one half.

6. The chorus asks to be admitted to what?
(a) Backstage.
(b) The presence of the king.
(c) The audience's good favor.
(d) This history.

7. What justification does Henry give for his soldiers to wreak havoc if Harfleur does not surrender?
(a) To make an example of them for other French cities.
(b) The soldiers will be so enraged that he will not be able to control them.
(c) To prove to the Dauphin that war is his favorite sport, not tennis.
(d) This is what French soldiers would do if the situation were reversed.

8. To whom is Hostess Nell Quickly married?
(a) Nym.
(b) Pistol.
(c) Sir John Falstaff.
(d) Bardolph.

9. At the conclusion of the lesson, what does Katherine suggest they do next?
(a) Get ready for bed.
(b) Practice their English on their visitors.
(c) Find a professional English teacher.
(d) Go to dinner.

10. Why does Ely think King Henry will prevent a certain bill from being passed that would take away half the church's land and money?
(a) Peasants would riot in the streets.
(b) The Queen Mother would be unhappy if the bill passed.
(c) The king is a true lover of the holy church.
(d) King Henry is a good friend of Canterbury and will do what he requests.

11. When they finished mourning Falstaff, Pistol urges his comrades to begin their journey to France and be like __________.
(a) Mosquitoes.
(b) Vampire bats.
(c) Horse-leeches.
(d) Fleas.

12. For what does the boy say he would give all his fame?
(a) A fair wench.
(b) Victory for the king.
(c) To have Falstaff alive again.
(d) A pot of ale and safety.

13. Sir Thomas Grey tells King Henry that those who were his father's enemies now do what?
(a) Serve the king.
(b) Fear the king.
(c) Rot in the prison graveyard.
(d) Hate the king even more than they hated his father.

14. Hostess Quickly believes that Sir John Falstaff is not in hell, but in the bosom of __________.
(a) Mother Mary.
(b) God.
(c) Abraham.
(d) Arthur.

15. What does the king of France instruct the Dauphin to do?
(a) Practice his sword fighting.
(b) Send courageous men to certain towns to ready them for war.
(c) Try to flee the country before the English arrive.
(d) Continue in his daily affairs as usual.

Short Answer Questions

1. Henry states that during peacetime, nothing is more becoming to a man than __________.

2. The chorus says the play will turn the "accomplishment of many years" into what?

3. What does Nym suggest Pistol can do to restore their friendship?

4. The chorus states, "Think, when we talk of _________, that you see them."

5. The chorus asks the audience "kindly to judge" what?

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