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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 drastic action does the Dauphin propose rather than face the shame of losing the battle?
2. In what country, other than France, does the chorus mention that trouble is brewing for England after Henry returns from the war?
3. Why does the King of France say he has not yet agreed to England's demands?
4. Who does Exeter say he had witnessed the Duke of York comforting on the battlefield as both men lay dying?
5. To what ancient city does the chorus compare London as they welcome the return of their king?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the constable mean when he tells the other soldiers, "straight to horse"?
2. Why is Fluellen so insistent that Pistol eat a leek?
3. What is Henry's reasoning for wanting to go forward with Bardolph's execution?
4. Explain why Henry's post-war stay in England is cut short.
5. Describe England's celebratory mood as Henry and his army return home from France.
6. Explain what Henry tells Fluellen to do when he gives him Williams' glove.
7. When Henry is in disguise walking among his men, how does he talk about himself?
8. Describe the death toll of the battle of Agincourt. For example, were the losses lopsided or did both sides suffer fairly equally? How are the dead accounted for in terms of class and social status?
9. What does Bourbon declare must be done rather than live with the shame of losing to the English?
10. What is the significance of Saint Crispin's day?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the importance of communication and means of communication in the play. Some questions to consider are: How are messages exchanged; what kinds of information are conveyed in various messages throughout the play; what are some of the adverse or comical effects of miscommunication or breakdowns in communication; how do the characters cope with various barriers to communication (for example: time, distance, differences in language, dialect and culture, difficult circumstances, etc.)?
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
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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