King Henry V Test | Final 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. Grandpre says that this Roman god appears to be bankrupt because of the English soldiers' haggard appearance:

2. What does Henry say he and his army will do after they bury their dead and perform some post-battle religious rituals?

3. Henry, who is in disguise, tells Williams and Bates that "Every subject's duty is the king's, but every subject's _________ is his own."

4. What additional information does the boy give the French soldier regarding Pistol's acceptance of the bribe?

5. What amusing mispronunciation of a famous historical figure does Fluellen make when he is speaking with Gower?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Henry's reasoning for wanting to go forward with Bardolph's execution?

2. What is Grandpre's attitude toward the English camp?

3. 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?

4. What are some of the outrageous claims the Dauphin makes about his horse?

5. What is the basis of the quarrel between Henry, who is in disguise, and Williams?

6. What are some of the conjectures that the constable, Orleans, and Rambures make about Henry and the English?

7. Summarize the message from the French king that Montjoy gives to Henry.

8. Explain the situation with Williams' glove after Henry asks Fluellen to wear it in his cap.

9. Explain why Henry's post-war stay in England is cut short.

10. What does Bourbon declare must be done rather than live with the shame of losing to the English?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.)?

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