Henry V Act II, Scene 4 Questions and Answers

William Shakespeare

Act II, Scene 4 Questions and Answers

Study Questions

1. Who is the Dauphin?

2. What military order does the French king give?

3. What is the Dauphin’s opinion of Henry V?

4. How does the Constable of France’s opinion compare with the Dauphin’s?

5. Who was “the Black Prince of Wales”?

6. What importance did Edward III have in French history?

7. What command does Exeter bring to the French king?

8. What message does Exeter bring to the Dauphin?

9. What threat does Exeter make?

10. What is Charles’ response to Exeter?

Answers
1. The Dauphin is the son of the French king and heir to the throne.

2. He orders that the country mobilize for war to defend against the English.

3. He dismissively calls him “vain, giddy, shallow, humorous.”

4. The Constable takes the English threat more seriously than the Dauphin does.

5. He was Edward III, Henry V’s great-uncle.

6. He defeated the French at the Battle of Crecy a few decades earlier.

7. Exeter commands, in Henry’s name, that Charles resign his throne.

8. He rebukes the Dauphin for his insulting gift of tennis balls and expresses Henry’s contempt for him.

9. Unless Charles VI resigns, Henry will ravage France like an earthquake.

10. He says he will give Henry his answer on the following day.