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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 Henry's response when Gloucester says he hopes the French will not attack now?
2. To which mythical creature does the Dauphin compare his horse?
3. What does Queen Isabel say she hopes will happen as a result of the meeting between the French royal court and King Henry?
4. The chorus says the two army camps are so close together they can do which of the following:
5. What are the characters in the French camp looking forward to in the pre-dawn hours before the battle of Agincourt?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Henry tell Montjoy will be the result of dead English soldiers being buried in France?
2. What does the constable mean when he tells the other soldiers, "straight to horse"?
3. What are some of the negative consequences Burgundy says that France has suffered due to lack of peace?
4. What are some of the comparisons that Fluellen makes between Henry and Alexander the Great?
5. Explain the situation with Williams' glove after Henry asks Fluellen to wear it in his cap.
6. Describe the poignant scene that Exeter witnessed on the battlefield.
7. Why do the French soldiers feel so ashamed during the battle?
8. What is the significance of Saint Crispin's day?
9. Explain why Henry's post-war stay in England is cut short.
10. What are some of the outrageous claims the Dauphin makes about his horse?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
Many of the tactics Henry employs in his campaign would not be acceptable under modern day standards of warfare and some would even be considered war crimes. Discuss whether in your opinion a character like Henry should be considered an honorable and heroic character by today's standards.
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