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 is a term that Henry does NOT use when addressing the soldiers in the camp?

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

3. To which mythical creature does the Dauphin compare his horse?

4. What does Pistol mistakenly think is the name of a French soldier?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What does Gower tell Pistol after Fluellen beats him and forces him to eat the leek?

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

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

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

10. 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?

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

Discuss the role of patriotism in the play. How does King Henry use patriotism in the play and how do various characters express their patriotism?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role of gruesome rhetoric in the play such as Henry's graphic description of what will happen to the people of Harfleur if they do not surrender. Provide some examples. Why is this rhetoric effective? Would this type of rhetoric be considered appropriate today? Why or why not?

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