Henry V Act IV, Prologue Questions and Answers

William Shakespeare

Act IV, Prologue Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What preparations for war does Chorus describe?

2. Are the two camps far apart?

3. What time is it?

4. Which soldiers are gambling?

5. What are the English soldiers doing?

6. What is implied about the physical condition of the English?

7. That appearance does Henry present to the men? Why?

8. Who is called “Harry”?

9. When will the battle begin?

10. At this point, how do the English chances look?

Answers
1. He describes the noise of armor, the neighing of horses, and the whispers of sentinels.

2. No, they are quite near each other.

3. The time is 3:00 a.m.

4. The French commanders are playing dice.

5. They are sitting and ruminating.

6. The description implies that they are sick, tired, hungry, and ragged.

7. He is cheerful and confident, in order to bolster their morale.

8. This is an informal name for Henry.

9. It will begin on the following day.

10. The weakened English seem sure to lose the battle.