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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. Canterbury urges King Henry to divide England into __________ and have __________ go to fight France while the rest stays home to defend against invaders.
2. To what creature from classical mythology does Canterbury compare Prince Henry's willfulness?
3. Why does Ely think King Henry will prevent a certain bill from being passed that would take away half the church's land and money?
4. 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:
5. What is the dowry that the French offer King Henry along with the king's daughter Katherine?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Scroop, Cambridge, and Grey respond when they are charged with treason?
2. Discuss how the chorus helps the audience use their imagination as the English army begins the invasion.
3. King Henry tells his uncle, Exeter, to free a man who had railed against him while intoxicated. What is Scroop, Cambridge, and Grey's response to this pardon and what is the significance of their response?
4. Explain why it is important to Katherine that Alice teaches her English.
5. 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?
6. 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.
7. In the Prologue, what mythical creature does the chorus invoke and what does he hope doing so will accomplish?
8. Why is the Archbishop of Canterbury worried that a certain bill will be passed?
9. Explain why Hostess Quickly blames King Henry for Sir John's illness and the justification that Nym and Pistol offer for what the king had done.
10. Describe the relationship between Hostess Quickly and Pistol and give examples.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Shakespeare's "The Life of King Henry the Fifth" is a work of fiction based upon a historical event. Many of the characters and situations presented in the novel are based on factual information, but many others are entirely fabrications. Discuss whether you think works like Henry the Fifth help us to understand historical events better or if pure historical accounts alone are sufficient. You may want to discuss whether historical fiction has a place in a history class or if it belongs only in a literature course.
Essay Topic 2
Examine the attitude toward monarchy in the world of Henry the Fifth. Are there major differences between the monarchy of England and of France? How do people regard their country's monarchies? How do monarchs view themselves?
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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