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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 the boy's urgent message that diverts Nym and Pistol from their duel?
(a) King Henry needs to see them right away.
(b) French troops have launched a counter invasion and will be in London in a few hours.
(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.

2. Why does Katherine think Alice speaks English well?
(a) Alice's mother is English.
(b) Alice's previous job had been working for an English family.
(c) Alice has been to England.
(d) Alice had once been married to an English man.

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

4. As Pistol bids his wife farewell, he tells her to let what appear?
(a) Their unborn child.
(b) Housewifery.
(c) Good fortune.
(d) Her lover.

5. What does Henry tell the governor will happen if Harfleur does not surrender?
(a) They will blockade the town until they surrender or starve.
(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) The attack will continue and innocent civilians will be raped, tortured, and killed.
(d) Women and children will be allowed to leave, but all men will be executed.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Dauphin claims that "__________ is not so vile a sin / As __________."

2. What does the king of France instruct the Dauphin to do?

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

4. Who is NOT one of the "three corrupted men" the chorus says has conspired with France?

5. The "vasty fields" the chorus mentions are located in which country?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the chorus' attitude toward King Henry.

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

6. 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?

7. What does Fluellen mean when he talks about the "disciplines of war" and what is his attitude toward these disciplines?

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

9. What message does Exeter deliver to the French court, especially concerning the king of France and the Dauphin?

10. 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?

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