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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) Getting caught in a rainstorm.
(b) A broken heart.
(c) Too much drink.
(d) An infected wound.

2. The chorus tells the audience that in the absence of the king and the army, England will be guarded by the following groups of people except for:
(a) Old women.
(b) Privèd maidens.
(c) Grandsires.
(d) Babies.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Prologue, what term does the chorus use to describe King Henry?

2. When referring to King Henry's confrontation with Scroop, Cambridge, and Grey, Bedford states, "his grace is __________ to trust these traitors."

3. Hostess Quickly offers to bring her husband to what location?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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.

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

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

5. What is the cause of the conflict between Nym and Pistol and how is this conflict resolved?

6. Compare the response of the English and French to the impending war based on the chorus's observations.

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

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

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

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

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