Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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. Who is Northumberland's son?
2. "...for God's substitute, His deputy anointed in His sight..." Who is being referred to here?
3. Who does Bolingbroke put in charge of escorting the prisoners away?
4. What is Gaunt's final line?
5. What does Richard learn of Gaunt in Act 1, Scene 4?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Gaunt reveal in Act 1, Scene 2?
2. How long is Bolingbroke banished for and how does this change? Why? Why is Gaunt still upset?
3. Summarize what Bolingbroke claims to be his cause and intent for invading England. How is this unlikely?
4. What is the Queen doing in the beginning of Act 3, Scene 4? What changes this behavior?
5. What do Gaunt and York discuss privately in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?
6. Who in Act 2, Scene 4 tries to persuade the other to remain waiting for Richard? Why?
7. What do Richard and the Queen seem to be more pained by: losing the monarchy or each other? Why?
8. How does Richard respond immediately after learning of Gaunt's death? Who responds the harshest to this news, and what does he say to Richard?
9. In the beginning of Act 3, Scene 3 there is information Bolingbroke and Richard each do not know, that the other does. What is this information for each party?
10. Describe what happens right before the duel between Mowbray and Bolingbroke is to begin.
Essay Topic 1
Shakespeare's symbolism of England as sacred ground, a second "Eden" of sorts, was a theme that was heavily used in the play, and something often explored in the lessons. Discuss this symbolism and its most striking examples in the play.
Essay Topic 2
York and Gaunt were very adamant about being loyal to the king, whoever the king may have been. We discussed their traditional beliefs. What were these beliefs specifically, and what did following them so strictly say of their character? Was this strict adherence to these beliefs masking anything underneath? Discuss.
Essay Topic 3
Richard and Bolingbroke were very different types of kings. Compare and contrast their kingship and their general character traits that made them the kings they were.
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