Henry V Unit Test

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  • 1. 

    Short answer. In complete sentences, answer the following question: According to the article from the Wharton School of Business, list three (3) specific leadership qualities that Henry displayed.

  • 2. 

    Short Answer. Answer the following in complete sentences:  According to the article from the Wharton School of Business, what does the author mean by "legitimizing the mission?" Why is that important for the story of Henry V?

  • 3. 

    Short Answer. Answer the following question in complete sentences: Describe what Henry was like before he became king. BE SPECIFIC.

  • 4. 

    Short answer. Answer the following question in complete sentences. We have seen clips from three different productions of "Henry V." In all three there were similarities and differences in the way that the actors and directors interpreted the play. Pick ONE scene that we saw performed in TWO different ways and talk about how the choices made by the actors and directors changed the tone or meaning of the scene. 

  • 5. 

    What gift does the Dauphin give to Henry?

    • A.

      A ton of treasure to mock his greed

    • B.

      Wine to mock his party days

    • C.

      A mirror to mock his vanity

    • D.

      Tennis balls to mock his youth

    Correct Answer
    D. Tennis balls to mock his youth
    Explanation
    The Dauphin gives Henry tennis balls to mock his youth. This suggests that the Dauphin sees Henry as inexperienced and immature, as tennis balls are often associated with leisure and playfulness. By giving him tennis balls, the Dauphin is belittling Henry and implying that he is not fit to be a serious leader or warrior.

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  • 6. 

    Which one of Henry's advisors made the case for war?

    • A.

      The duke of Exeter

    • B.

      The duke of York

    • C.

      The archbishop of Canterbury

    • D.

      The bishop of Ely

    Correct Answer
    C. The archbishop of Canterbury
    Explanation
    The archbishop of Canterbury made the case for war. As an advisor to Henry, the archbishop likely presented arguments and justifications for engaging in war. Given the archbishop's position as a religious leader, his support for war would have carried significant weight and influence.

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  • 7. 

    Why did Henry invade France? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY

    • A.

      A conflict over the meaning of the Salic law

    • B.

      Because he was insulted by the Dauphin

    • C.

      Because his father tried and failed to win France

    • D.

      All of these options

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A conflict over the meaning of the Salic law
    B. Because he was insulted by the Dauphin
    Explanation
    Henry invaded France for two reasons: a conflict over the meaning of the Salic law and because he was insulted by the Dauphin. The conflict over the Salic law refers to a disagreement regarding the interpretation and application of this law, which determined the inheritance of the French crown. This conflict provided a justification for Henry's invasion. Additionally, Henry was insulted by the Dauphin, the heir to the French throne, which further fueled his desire to invade France. Therefore, both of these factors played a role in Henry's decision to invade.

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  • 8. 

    What popular and comical character who, appeared in several of Shakespeare's other plays, dies of sickness in "Henry V?"

    • A.

      Falstaff

    • B.

      The bishop of Ely

    • C.

      Bardolf

    • D.

      Nym

    Correct Answer
    A. Falstaff
    Explanation
    Falstaff is a popular and comical character who appears in several of Shakespeare's plays, including "Henry IV" and "The Merry Wives of Windsor". In "Henry V", Falstaff dies of sickness off-stage. This character's humorous and larger-than-life personality makes his death a significant moment in the play, symbolizing the end of the carefree and jovial world of the tavern and highlighting the serious and somber tone of the events that follow.

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  • 9. 

    What is the name of the French herald?

    • A.

      Orleans

    • B.

      Brettan

    • C.

      Montjoy

    • D.

      He is unnamed and simply referred to as "herald."

    Correct Answer
    C. Montjoy
    Explanation
    Montjoy is the correct answer because in Shakespeare's play "Henry V," there is a French herald named Montjoy. He plays a significant role in the play, delivering messages and challenging the English army. Montjoy is a known character in the context of the play and is not unnamed like the other options provided.

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  • 10. 

    What is the name of the place where the climactic battle is fought?

    • A.

      Harfluer

    • B.

      Reuen

    • C.

      Alonscour

    • D.

      Agincourt

    Correct Answer
    D. Agincourt
    Explanation
    Agincourt is the correct answer because it is the name of the place where the climactic battle is fought. The other options, Harfluer, Reuen, and Alonscour, are not associated with any climactic battle. Therefore, Agincourt is the most appropriate choice.

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  • 11. 

    On which saint's feast day was the climactic battle fought?

    • A.

      Christian

    • B.

      Christina

    • C.

      Crispin

    • D.

      Christiana

    Correct Answer
    C. Crispin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Crispin. The question is asking about the saint's feast day on which the climactic battle was fought. Out of the given options, Crispin is the only one that is associated with a saint's feast day. Therefore, it can be inferred that the battle was fought on Saint Crispin's feast day.

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  • 12. 

    To what does Henry attribute his great victory?

    • A.

      The archers

    • B.

      The weather

    • C.

      The location

    • D.

      God

    Correct Answer
    D. God
    Explanation
    Henry attributes his great victory to God. This suggests that he believes his triumph was a result of divine intervention or favor. He acknowledges that the outcome was not solely due to the archers, the weather, or the location, but rather attributes it to a higher power.

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  • 13. 

    What was the first play to be performed at the Globe Theater?

    • A.

      Richard II

    • B.

      Henry IV part I

    • C.

      Henry IV part II

    • D.

      Henry V

    Correct Answer
    D. Henry V
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Henry V. The question asks for the first play to be performed at the Globe Theater, and out of the given options, Henry V is the only play that fits this criteria. Richard II, Henry IV part I, and Henry IV part II were all performed at other theaters before the Globe Theater was built. Therefore, Henry V is the correct answer as it was the first play to be performed at the Globe Theater.

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  • 14. 

    Who was NOT among the Southampton Traitors? 

    • A.

      Henry, Lord Scroop of Masham

    • B.

      Richard, Earl of Cambridge

    • C.

      Edward, Duke of York

    • D.

      Sir Thomas Grey

    Correct Answer
    C. Edward, Duke of York
    Explanation
    Edward, Duke of York was not among the Southampton Traitors. The Southampton Traitors were a group of nobles who conspired to overthrow King Henry V of England in 1415. The members of this group included Henry, Lord Scroop of Masham, Richard, Earl of Cambridge, and Sir Thomas Grey. However, Edward, Duke of York was not involved in this conspiracy.

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  • 15. 

    What military operation does Capt. Fluellen think is being done poorly?

    • A.

      The digging of the mines

    • B.

      The siege of Harfluer

    • C.

      The positioning of the archers

    • D.

      The position of the French forces

    Correct Answer
    A. The digging of the mines
    Explanation
    Captain Fluellen believes that the digging of the mines is being done poorly.

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  • 16. 

    Who from the English camp is hanged for stealing from the French?

    • A.

      Nym

    • B.

      Bardolf

    • C.

      Pistol

    • D.

      Falstaff

    Correct Answer
    B. Bardolf
    Explanation
    Bardolf is the correct answer because he is the one from the English camp who is hanged for stealing from the French.

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  • 17. 

    Who sent the herald to the English camp before the climactic battle with one more request for Henry's ransom?

    • A.

      The Dauphin

    • B.

      The Duke of Orleans

    • C.

      The Constable of France

    • D.

      The King of France

    Correct Answer
    C. The Constable of France
    Explanation
    The Constable of France sent the herald to the English camp before the climactic battle with one more request for Henry's ransom.

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  • 18. 

    Which character calls Bardolf, Pistol, and Nym "dogs" and orders them up to the breech at Harfluer when they try to hide?

    • A.

      Capt. Jamie

    • B.

      Capt. Fluellen

    • C.

      Capt. MacMorris

    • D.

      Capt. Gower

    Correct Answer
    B. Capt. Fluellen
    Explanation
    Capt. Fluellen calls Bardolf, Pistol, and Nym "dogs" and orders them up to the breach at Harfleur when they try to hide.

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  • 19. 

    The four captains represented four of the main parts of Henry's realm. Which of the following is not one of those main regions. 

    • A.

      Cornwall

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Wales

    • D.

      Scotland

    • E.

      Ireland

    Correct Answer
    A. Cornwall
    Explanation
    The four captains represented four main regions of Henry's realm: England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Cornwall is not one of those main regions.

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  • 20. 

    What does Henry tell the governor of Harfluer will happen if the town does not surrender?

    • A.

      Henry will lay siege to the town and starve them out.

    • B.

      Henry will let his troops run wild to murder and abuse the inhabitants

    • C.

      The English will blow the mines and destroy the town

    • D.

      God will punish them through plagues.

    Correct Answer
    B. Henry will let his troops run wild to murder and abuse the inhabitants
    Explanation
    Henry tells the governor of Harfleur that if the town does not surrender, he will let his troops run wild to murder and abuse the inhabitants. This suggests that Henry is using intimidation and fear as a tactic to convince the governor to surrender. By threatening violence and chaos, Henry hopes to force the governor into submission without having to resort to a prolonged siege or destruction of the town. This demonstrates Henry's determination and willingness to use aggressive tactics in order to achieve his objectives.

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  • 21. 

    Who was the monarch during most of Shakespeare's life?

    • A.

      Elizabeth I

    • B.

      Elizabeth II

    • C.

      Henry VIII

    • D.

      Edward VI

    Correct Answer
    A. Elizabeth I
    Explanation
    During most of Shakespeare's life, the monarch was Elizabeth I. She reigned from 1558 until her death in 1603, which coincided with the majority of Shakespeare's career as a playwright and actor. Elizabeth I was known for her patronage of the arts, including theater, and Shakespeare's works were often performed in her court. She was a significant figure in English history and her reign is often referred to as the Elizabethan era, which was a time of great cultural and artistic flourishing in England.

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  • 22. 

    What is the name of the French Princess?

    • A.

      Katherine

    • B.

      Elizabeth

    • C.

      Daphne

    • D.

      Catherina

    Correct Answer
    A. Katherine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Katherine because it is the only name listed that is of French origin. Elizabeth, Daphne, and Catherina are not typically associated with French royalty.

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  • 23. 

    Who said: "O for a muse of fire..."

    • A.

      Chorus

    • B.

      Henry

    • C.

      Dauphin

    • D.

      Montjoy

    Correct Answer
    A. Chorus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chorus. In the play Henry V by William Shakespeare, the Chorus serves as a narrator and sets the scene for the audience. The line "O for a muse of fire..." is the opening line of the play, where the Chorus calls for inspiration to tell the story of King Henry V.

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  • 24. 

    Who said: "For I have made an offer to his majesty-upon our spiritual convocation-as touching France."

    • A.

      The Duke of Exeter

    • B.

      The duke of Gloucester

    • C.

      The Archbishop of Canterbury

    • D.

      The Chorus

    Correct Answer
    C. The Archbishop of Canterbury
    Explanation
    The Archbishop of Canterbury said the quote mentioned in the question. He made an offer to the king regarding France during a spiritual gathering.

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  • 25. 

    Who said: "We are glad the Dauphin is so pleasant with us."

    • A.

      The Duke of Exeter

    • B.

      Henry V

    • C.

      The Duke of Gloucester

    • D.

      The Duke of York

    Correct Answer
    B. Henry V
    Explanation
    Henry V said, "We are glad the Dauphin is so pleasant with us." This quote suggests that Henry V is pleased with the Dauphin's friendly demeanor towards him. It also implies that there may have been previous tensions or conflicts between the two parties, making the Dauphin's pleasantness a positive development.

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  • 26. 

    Who said: "Think we king Harry strong and look you princes strongly armed to meet him."

    • A.

      Montjoy

    • B.

      The Chorus

    • C.

      King of France

    • D.

      Constable of France

    Correct Answer
    C. King of France
    Explanation
    The King of France said, "Think we king Harry strong and look you princes strongly armed to meet him." This suggests that the King of France is confident in their strength and believes that the princes should also be prepared to face King Harry.

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  • 27. 

    Who said: "For if you hide the crown, even in your hearts, there will he rake for it."

    • A.

      The duke of Exeter

    • B.

      Henry V

    • C.

      Montjoy

    • D.

      The Chorus

    Correct Answer
    A. The duke of Exeter
    Explanation
    The Duke of Exeter said, "For if you hide the crown, even in your hearts, there will he rake for it." This quote suggests that if the crown is hidden, even within one's thoughts or intentions, someone will search for it relentlessly. The Duke of Exeter is emphasizing the importance of safeguarding the crown and not underestimating the determination of those who seek it.

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  • 28. 

    What was the weapon that turned the tide of battle in favor of the English?

    • A.

      The mines

    • B.

      The broadsword

    • C.

      The pikes

    • D.

      The longbow

    Correct Answer
    D. The longbow
    Explanation
    The longbow is the correct answer because it was a weapon that played a crucial role in turning the tide of battle in favor of the English. The longbow was a powerful weapon that had a longer range and higher accuracy compared to other weapons of the time. It allowed the English to rain down a hail of arrows on their enemies, causing significant damage and disruption to their formations. This gave the English a significant advantage in battles and helped them achieve victory.

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