King Richard II Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is arrested in Act 4, Scene 1?

2. Where is the setting of Act 5, Scene 2?

3. What word does Bolingbroke use to refer to the person he is looking for in Act 5, Scene 3?

4. Which of the following characters is not in Act 3, Scene 2?

5. What does Bolingbroke question of Bagot when they arrive in London?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The previous question deals with tracking the audiences' distrust with Richard. However, the play is written so you lose trust for Richard but then begin to sympathize with him again. How does this begin to happen? By the end of the play, what emotions were associated with Richard? What was more profound, your dislike of him in the beginning or your regret for his loss at the end?

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

Did Bolingbroke want Richard to be killed? Discuss whether or not you believe Exton, that he wanted Richard executed, and what that changes about Bolingbroke's surface layer of nobility.

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