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. Which gruesome metaphor does Exeter use to describe the death of one of the English nobility who died at Agincourt?

2. What strategic structure does Fluellen say is being protected by the Duke of Exeter and Pistol?

3. Why does the King of France say he has not yet agreed to England's demands?

4. What are the characters in the French camp looking forward to in the pre-dawn hours before the battle of Agincourt?

5. The constable says the English "have said their prayers, and they stay for __________."

Short Essay Questions

1. When Henry is in disguise walking among his men, how does he talk about himself?

2. Summarize the comments the boy makes after Pistol leaves with the French soldier to collect the ransom.

3. Explain what Henry tells Fluellen to do when he gives him Williams' glove.

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

5. What is the significance of Saint Crispin's day?

6. What are some of the comparisons that Fluellen makes between Henry and Alexander the Great?

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

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

9. What does Exeter say was his response to witnessing the scene between York and Suffolk and what is Henry's response to this revelation?

10. What is Henry's response when Katherine asks how she could possibly love the enemy of France?

Essay Topics

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

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

The societies of England and France in the time the play is set was strongly based on class. Discuss how characters in the play are treated based on their class and consider how class seems to affect how the characters view their world.

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