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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 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) The soldiers will be so enraged that he will not be able to control them.
(c) To make an example of them for other French cities.
(d) To prove to the Dauphin that war is his favorite sport, not tennis.

2. Who is NOT one of the "three corrupted men" the chorus says has conspired with France?
(a) Henry Lord Scroop of Masham.
(b) Sir Thomas Grey of Northumberland.
(c) Richard Earl of Cambridge.
(d) Sir Thomas Erpingham.

3. To whom is Hostess Nell Quickly married?
(a) Bardolph.
(b) Pistol.
(c) Sir John Falstaff.
(d) Nym.

4. To what end does Henry claim that Cambridge, Grey, and Scroop must be put to death?
(a) The kingdom's safety.
(b) The saving of their own souls.
(c) Revenge.
(d) Justice.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Henry tell the governor will happen if Harfleur does not surrender?

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

3. What does the governor say was the Dauphin's response to his request for help in fighting the English?

4. In what city does Act 1, Scene 1 take place?

5. What type of muse does the chorus invoke?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Salic Law and what is its significance in the play?

2. Describe the chorus' attitude toward King Henry.

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

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. Explain what the constable means when he tells the Dauphin that Henry was "covering discretion with a coat of folly" and the significance of this statement.

6. 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?

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

8. How do Scroop, Cambridge, and Grey respond when they are charged with treason?

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

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

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