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

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

3. The constable tells the Dauphin that he has a mistaken opinion regarding what?
(a) The king of England.
(b) How much the people of France love and respect him.
(c) The ability of French towns to withstand siege.
(d) The willingness of Spain to stand as allies.

4. What does King Henry tell Exeter to do with the drunken man who had railed against him the day before?
(a) Put him in the stocks in the town square.
(b) Offer him a position at court.
(c) Execute him.
(d) Pardon him.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What words from Henry's speech at Harfleur does Bardolph repeat to the others in his group?

2. Canterbury tells King Henry that Salic is not part of France, but of _________.

3. What are "lavoltas" and "corantos"?

4. What does Henry tell Exeter to do with Harfleur?

5. The king of France tells the Dauphin to stay with them in __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the governor of Harfleur's response to Henry's demands and what is his explanation for his decision?

2. Discuss how the chorus helps the audience use their imagination as the English army begins the invasion.

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. 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?

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

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

8. Describe the meaning of the Dauphin's insulting gift to King Henry and Henry's response to the gift.

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

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

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