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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. What is Alice's response to Katherine's assertion that she (Alice) speaks English well?

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

3. What type of muse does the chorus invoke?

4. According to the chorus, what is the French response to the impending war?

5. 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:

Short Essay Questions

1. What message does Exeter deliver to the French court, especially concerning the king of France and the Dauphin?

2. 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?

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

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

5. 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?

6. 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?

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

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

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

10. What does Fluellen mean when he talks about the "disciplines of war" and what is his attitude toward these disciplines?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role of women in the play. Be sure to include a discussion of issues such as class, culture, and attitudes toward marriage.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the role of friendship in the play. Which characters seem to have genuine friendships, which do not, and why? Does class seem to affect friendships?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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