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 Pistol plan to do for a living now that he no longer has Nell to support him?

2. What does Pistol say has happened to Doll (Nell) that suggests she may have been unfaithful to him?

3. What does Fluellen force Pistol to do or he will continue to beat him?

4. What drastic action does the Dauphin propose rather than face the shame of losing the battle?

5. Henry had seen this duke fall in battle several times and covered in blood so he asks Exeter whether he might still be alive:

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Henry's response when Katherine asks how she could possibly love the enemy of France?

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 3

Consider the role of friendship in the play. Which characters seem to have genuine friendships, which do not, and why? Does class seem to affect friendships?

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