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. According to Exeter, French troops outnumber the English at Agincourt by what ratio?

2. What does Fluellen say regarding the killing of the boys who had been guarding the luggage?

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

4. What does Henry say he and his army will do after they bury their dead and perform some post-battle religious rituals?

5. Who does Williams strike when he sees him wearing his glove in his cap?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

8. What is Henry's reasoning for wanting to go forward with Bardolph's execution?

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

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 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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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