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 Henry tell Exeter to do with Williams' glove?

2. Who does Gower suspect had murdered the boys and stolen and burned the king's possessions?

3. Which of the following tool do the armorers use to close the rivets on the knights' armor?

4. To whom or what does Henry credit with winning the battle while losing relatively few men?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 religion in the play. Some questions you may want to consider: How does religion influences characters' actions; is religion is ever used for self-serving purposes; are characters with strong religious views more or less moral than those who are not; are religious attitudes affected by factors such as class and culture?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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