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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Bolingbroke question of Bagot when they arrive in London?
2. What does Exton say he will do in Act 5, Scene 4?
3. Who supports the claims Exton makes in Act 5, Scene 4?
4. Where is Richard to be exiled by Bolingbroke?
5. Who is the last character to speak in Act 5, Scene 2?
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
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 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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