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 does Orleans say has been lost?

2. What does Henry do after Erpingham says the nobles are looking for him throughout the camp, but before he leaves with Gloucester?

3. In what country, other than France, does the chorus mention that trouble is brewing for England after Henry returns from the war?

4. What is Fluellen's complaint against Gower in the hours before the battle begins?

5. Why does Katherine think Henry will mock her?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Describe what Henry is doing in the English camp the night before the battle of Agincourt.

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. Why is Fluellen so insistent that Pistol eat a leek?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Shakespeare's "The Life of King Henry the Fifth" is a work of fiction based upon a historical event. Many of the characters and situations presented in the novel are based on factual information, but many others are entirely fabrications. Discuss whether you think works like Henry the Fifth help us to understand historical events better or if pure historical accounts alone are sufficient. You may want to discuss whether historical fiction has a place in a history class or if it belongs only in a literature course.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Examine the attitude toward monarchy in the world of Henry the Fifth. Are there major differences between the monarchy of England and of France? How do people regard their country's monarchies? How do monarchs view themselves?

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