King Henry V Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Hostess Quickly believes that Sir John Falstaff is not in hell, but in the bosom of __________.

2. What does Nym suggest Pistol can do to restore their friendship?

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

4. Canterbury tells King Henry that Salic is not part of France, but of _________.

5. On what does Hostess Quickly blame Sir John's illness?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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.

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

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

6. Describe the chorus' attitude toward King Henry.

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

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

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

10. Describe the meaning of the Dauphin's insulting gift to King Henry and Henry's response to the gift.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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