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. Who does Exeter say he had witnessed the Duke of York comforting on the battlefield as both men lay dying?

2. According to the boy, who is left to guard the luggage after Pistol leaves?

3. What is the constable's chief lament as the French nobles prepare for battle?

4. When Henry comes upon the scene of the murdered boys guarding the luggage, he says he has not been angry since . . .

5. What do Henry and Williams exchange as proof of their quarrel with each other?

Short Essay Questions

1. Compare the demeanor of the English troops to that of the French troops before the battle of Agincourt.

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

3. What does the constable mean when he tells the other soldiers, "straight to horse"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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