Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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.
Richard's eloquent speeches were a very important aspect of the play. What did these speeches say of Richard's character? What did they add to the play? Did anyone else speak like Richard?
How is "Richard II," a play hundreds of years old, relevant to our times today? What themes of the play are timeless? What did you see in the play that you see in your daily life?
The concept of "family" seemed more important to some characters than to others. Describe to whom family was and wasn't important. What were the priorities for the people who found other things to be more important than family?
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