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 the amount that the French soldier offers Pistol to spare his life?

2. Henry, who is in disguise, tells Williams and Bates that "Every subject's duty is the king's, but every subject's _________ is his own."

3. Henry states that a man who sheds his blood with him in battle will be . . .

4. Which for what reason does Fluellen say that Welshmen occasionally wear leeks in their hats?

5. What are the characters in the French camp looking forward to in the pre-dawn hours before the battle of Agincourt?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do the French soldiers feel so ashamed during the battle?

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

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

5. Explain why Henry's post-war stay in England is cut short.

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss how the French language is used in the play and be sure to provide examples. Some questions you may want to consider: Is Shakespeare's use of French an effective rhetorical device; would audience members who do not understand French have a difficult time following and enjoying the play; should a director of the play consider using translations if he or she knows a majority of audience members will not understand the language?

Essay Topic 3

The societies of England and France in the time the play is set was strongly based on class. Discuss how characters in the play are treated based on their class and consider how class seems to affect how the characters view their world.

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