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

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

3. What justification does Henry give for his soldiers to wreak havoc if Harfleur does not surrender?
(a) This is what French soldiers would do if the situation were reversed.
(b) To make an example of them for other French cities.
(c) The soldiers will be so enraged that he will not be able to control them.
(d) To prove to the Dauphin that war is his favorite sport, not tennis.

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

5. What is the dowry that the French offer King Henry along with the king's daughter Katherine?
(a) Marriage of Katherine's younger sister to anyone Henry chooses.
(b) Some petty and unprofitable dukedoms.
(c) Any land in the New World that had already been claimed for France.
(d) Half of the ships in the French navy.

Short Answer Questions

1. The constable states that if Henry cannot be fought off, then they should leave France and leave their "__________ to a barbarous people."

2. Which famous Parisian landmark does Exeter say will "shake" because of the Dauphin's insulting gift to King Henry?

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

4. The chorus asks to be admitted to what?

5. What does Alice tell Katherine when she pronounces "neck" as "nick" and "chin" as "sin"?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

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

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

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

5. Describe the chorus' attitude toward King Henry.

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

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

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