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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. The chorus asks the audience to imagine passing through the "foul womb of __________."
2. What are the characters in the French camp looking forward to in the pre-dawn hours before the battle of Agincourt?
3. The chorus says the two army camps are so close together they can do which of the following:
4. Why does Katherine think Henry will mock her?
5. What does Henry tell Exeter to do with Williams' glove?
Short Essay Questions
1. Summarize the comments the boy makes after Pistol leaves with the French soldier to collect the ransom.
2. What are some of the comparisons that Fluellen makes between Henry and Alexander the Great?
3. What are some of the negative consequences Burgundy says that France has suffered due to lack of peace?
4. Describe England's celebratory mood as Henry and his army return home from France.
5. What does Henry tell Montjoy will be the result of dead English soldiers being buried in France?
6. Explain what Henry tells Fluellen to do when he gives him Williams' glove.
7. What is Henry's reasoning for wanting to go forward with Bardolph's execution?
8. What are some of the conjectures that the constable, Orleans, and Rambures make about Henry and the English?
9. What is Henry's response when Katherine asks how she could possibly love the enemy of France?
10. Describe the exchange between Pistol and the French soldier that the boy is called upon to serve as interpreter.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss the role of women in the play. Be sure to include a discussion of issues such as class, culture, and attitudes toward marriage.
Essay Topic 3
Compare this play to another work with which you are familiar and that is similar to the Life of Henry the Fifth is some way in regards to genre, theme, setting, period, authorship, etc. For example, you might compare this play to another of Shakespeare's plays, a play by one of Shakespeare's contemporaries (Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Kyd, etc.), an epic war drama of any period (300, Braveheart, etc.), or a story set in the medieval or Renaissance period in Europe (The Princess Bride, Le Retour de Martin Guerre, etc.). Try to focus your analysis on the two works' similarities and how understanding of the one helps you appreciate the other.
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