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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Hence, villain! Never more come in my sight." Who says this?

2. Who is the last character to speak in Act 5, Scene 2?

3. Who says, "For on my heart they tread now whilst I live"?

4. How large was the Welsh army?

5. Who is to be executed in Act 5, Scene 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Bolingbroke's stepping into power seemed to come out of nowhere and escalated rapidly as the earlier scenes played out. Did Bolingbroke ever overstep his boundaries during this time? Describe his rise to power, and compare it to Richard's loss.

Essay Topic 2

There are many acts of compassion throughout the play. Describe some of the most important examples of this of compassion that you witnessed. Discuss the irony of who performed these acts and the situations surrounding them.

Essay Topic 3

In the first scene, we see Richard behaving quite fairly and just as a leader. In the second, we are given reason to question his righteousness. By the third scene, we witness Richard banish Bolingbroke for a particularly unclear reason. Describe your experience trusting Richard, and mark the point in the play when you completely understood he was untrustworthy.

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