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

2. The king of France tells the Dauphin to stay with them in __________.

3. At the conclusion of the lesson, what does Katherine suggest they do next?

4. What gift of athletic equipment, intended to be taken as an insult, does the Dauphin send King Henry?

5. Which character from classical mythology does the chorus say fans the streamers of the brave fleet?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Exeter say was his response to witnessing the scene between York and Suffolk and what is Henry's response to this revelation?

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

5. What does Bourbon declare must be done rather than live with the shame of losing to the English?

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

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. Why does the boy want to quit working for Bardolph, Nym, and Pistol? Be sure to provide examples.

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare King Henry and the English royal court to the king of France and the French royal court. Some issues to consider are leadership, relationships, communications skills, ethics, and personality.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze bias in the play. For example, does the play seem to be excessively biased in favor of England and against France? Is some bias acceptable in a historical work or does it make the play come across as a piece of propaganda?

Essay Topic 3

Several characters in the play are sentenced to die for committing various crimes, yet there is no mention of any criminal trials. So, how are matters of criminal justice handled in the world of Henry the Fifth?

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