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

2. What does Henry hope that his and Katherine's potential future son will do?

3. What puts an end to Williams' and Fluellen's argument over money?

4. What time does the chorus say it is based upon the sounds coming from the crowing country cocks and the clocks?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Henry tell Montjoy will be the result of dead English soldiers being buried in France?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

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

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

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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