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. What does Richard touch and speak to lovingly in Act 3, Scene 2?

2. Whom does Scroop insist sides with Bolingbroke?

3. What does Exton say he will do in Act 5, Scene 4?

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

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

Discuss themes, symbolisms, motivations, etc. you noticed in the play that were not discussed in class. Compare their relevance to those that were discussed throughout the lessons. Discuss their effect on your overall experience and lasting impression of "Richard II."

Essay Topic 2

How is reading a play a different experience than reading a novel? Which aspects of "Richard II" were most helpful for you to visualize the events? How would this have been different should "Richard II" have been a novel?

Essay Topic 3

It is probably most peoples' answer that Bolingbroke would make a better king than Richard when it comes to real life. However, Richard certainly fills the shoes of a king's character better. In other words, his character did a better job of "being a king" on stage. Discuss this difference and what Shakespeare might have meant including it with the play.

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