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. Complete the statement the boy makes after Pistol leaves with the French soldier, "The empty vessel . . ."

2. What topic are the Dauphin, the constable, and Orleans discussing when an argument breaks out?

3. The constable says the English "have said their prayers, and they stay for __________."

4. What does the chorus ask the audience to imagine is happening on the English beach?

5. Why does Fluellen say he is still wearing a leek in his cap?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze bias in the play. For example, does the play seem to be excessively biased in favor of England and against France? Is some bias acceptable in a historical work or does it make the play come across as a piece of propaganda?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the importance of patriotism and duty as represented in the play. How did the people of Shakespeare's day seem to view these concepts? How does their attitudes toward these concepts compare to modern-day beliefs about them?

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