© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Henry IV Part 1: Oh, Henry Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Henry IV Part 1? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Which Shakespeare play chronicles the events that precede this one?

King John
Richard II
Edward III
Othello II: Revenge of the Moor
Q. What does Hotspur do to challenge King Henry’s authority?

He refuses to hand over his war prisoners
He organizes a coup
He orders the Slip ‘n Slide in the palace garden to be removed without first obtaining permission
He goes behind the king’s back and engages in secret discussions with the queen
Q. How does King Henry feel about his son, Prince Hal?

He is a valiant war hero and will be a worthy successor
He marches to the beat of a different drummer, but he is his son and he loves him
He is a disappointment, and the king wishes he were more like Hotspur
Q. Why does King Henry refuse to pay the ransom for Mortimer?

Because he cannot afford what the Welsh are asking
Because he’s been setting that money aside to save for a new Ford Fiesta
Because he will not negotiate with terrorists
Because Mortimer is a traitor to his country
He doesn’t need a reason. It’s good to be the king
Q. What do Falstaff, Peto and Bardolph rob?

The king’s treasury
A squadron of the Welsh army
Susie’s lemonade stand
A jewelry shop