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

2. What does Orleans say has been lost?

3. Fluellen tells Pistol that if he owes him anything, he will pay him in __________.

4. What does Henry tell Exeter to do with Williams' glove?

5. According to the chorus, what is the name of the area Henry passes through on his way back to London?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are some of the negative consequences Burgundy says that France has suffered due to lack of peace?

4. 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?

5. Describe England's celebratory mood as Henry and his army return home from France.

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

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

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

9. Describe the poignant scene that Exeter witnessed on the battlefield.

10. Describe the exchange between Pistol and the French soldier that the boy is called upon to serve as interpreter.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role of the chorus. What is the chorus' purpose? Be sure to provide some examples of how the chorus is used in the play.

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

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?

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