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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Montjoy's job?
(a) Herald.
(b) Army captain.
(c) Court jester.
(d) The Dauphin's personal assistant.

2. Canterbury urges King Henry to look to his great uncle, who had once defeated the French, for strength. What is the name of Henry's great uncle?
(a) William the Conqueror.
(b) King Arthur.
(c) Edward Longshanks.
(d) Edward the Black Prince.

3. Henry states that during peacetime, nothing is more becoming to a man than __________.
(a) Hard-favored rage.
(b) Humble patience.
(c) Fair nature.
(d) Modest stillness and humility.

4. To what end does Henry claim that Cambridge, Grey, and Scroop must be put to death?
(a) Revenge.
(b) The saving of their own souls.
(c) The kingdom's safety.
(d) Justice.

5. Based on the chorus' description, which best describes Harfleur's location?
(a) In the mountains.
(b) In the suburbs of Paris.
(c) On the border of France and the Netherlands.
(d) On the coastline.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are Exeter and Westmoreland related to King Henry?

2. What does Canterbury say Henry had once been addicted to?

3. From where does the chorus ask the audience to imagine that the "well-appointed king" and his fleet embark?

4. The chorus compares England's response to the war to a person with a "little body" and __________.

5. On what does Hostess Quickly blame Sir John's illness?

Short Essay Questions

1. King Henry tells his uncle, Exeter, to free a man who had railed against him while intoxicated. What is Scroop, Cambridge, and Grey's response to this pardon and what is the significance of their response?

2. Describe and discuss the offer the French make to Henry at Harfleur. What is Henry's opinion of the offer and what is his response to it?

3. What is Henry wanting his troops to do as they begin their attack on Harfleur and what does he suggest they do if they do not want to comply?

4. In the Prologue, what mythical creature does the chorus invoke and what does he hope doing so will accomplish?

5. Describe the kind of rhetorical appeals Henry uses to persuade his army to be persistent in their attack on Harfleur.

6. How do Falstaff's friends mourn his passing?

7. Why is the constable confounded that the English are better warriors than the French?

8. Based solely on the chorus' statement in the Prologue, what is the play about and what can the audience expect to experience?

9. Why is the Archbishop of Canterbury worried that a certain bill will be passed?

10. What is the Salic Law and what is its significance in the play?

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