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

2. When referring to King Henry's confrontation with Scroop, Cambridge, and Grey, Bedford states, "his grace is __________ to trust these traitors."
(a) Bold.
(b) Merciful.
(c) Foolhardy.
(d) Wise.

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

4. What type of muse does the chorus invoke?
(a) Air.
(b) Earth.
(c) Fire.
(d) Water.

5. What does Bardolph say he will do to help Nym and Pistol become friends?
(a) Bestow them a breakfast.
(b) Take them out drinking.
(c) Throw a dinner party.
(d) Give his own money to settle a gambling debt.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Hostess Quickly determine that Falstaff was near death?

2. King Henry implores his army that if they do not go unto the breach once more, then they should close up the walls of the city with what?

3. What does the chorus say must "deck our kings"?

4. Hostess Quickly believes that Sir John Falstaff is not in hell, but in the bosom of __________.

5. As Pistol bids his wife farewell, he tells her to let what appear?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the French king's response to the negative tone of his court's conversation about England's invasion and what does he decide to do about the situation?

2. The chorus cites one of England's weaknesses that the French are using to their advantage. What is the weakness and how does France plan to use it in its favor?

3. Explain why it is important to Katherine that Alice teaches her English.

4. Why does the boy want to quit working for Bardolph, Nym, and Pistol? Be sure to provide examples.

5. Describe the relationship between Hostess Quickly and Pistol and give examples.

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

7. Describe the English lesson that Alice gives Katherine. What is the subject of the lesson and how successful is it?

8. Why does the chorus have an apologetic tone concerning the play?

9. 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?

10. Ely compares King Henry's development as a leader to the way certain types of fruit grow. Discuss this metaphor and how it applies to the king.

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