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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what does the boy say he would give all his fame?

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

3. The chorus states, "Think, when we talk of _________, that you see them."

4. The chorus compares England's response to the war to a person with a "little body" and __________.

5. What color does Hostess Quickly say Falstaff did not like?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the chorus' attitude toward King Henry.

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

4. What does Henry tell the governor of Harfleur will happen to the people of his city if they do not surrender immediately?

5. Explain why it is important to Katherine that Alice teaches her English.

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

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

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

9. What is the French king's response to the negative tone of his court's conversation about England's invasion and what does he decide to do about the situation?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role of the chorus. What is the chorus' purpose? Be sure to provide some examples of how the chorus is used in the play.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss agricultural metaphors in the play, especially as they pertain to Henry's transformation from wild prince to respected king.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the process Henry went through from being wild Prince Hal to honorable King Henry. Henry has little to say about the issue, but other characters have made a variety of observations on the subject. What kinds of things do various characters say about Henry's transformation and what are their attitudes toward this change? What are your thoughts on Henry's journey from irresponsible youth to responsible adult?

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