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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did Mowbray die?
2. "Hence, villain! Never more come in my sight." Who says this?
3. What does Bolingbroke question of Bagot when they arrive in London?
4. "Villain, I'll make thee safe." Who says this?
5. What does Richard give Bolingbroke during the first meeting since the beginning of the play?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
The play has been discussed as both a historical and tragic drama. In your opinion, which genre's elements were more relevant by the end of the play?
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