King Richard III 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 do Richard and Buckingham tell the Mayor that Hastings' crime is?

2. Who does Richard tell to spread a rumor that his wife is ill?

3. What is a scrivener?

4. What are the women's reactions to not being allowed to see the young princes in the Tower?

5. Elizabeth is distressed at the news that Richard is being crowned King and urges Dorset to go where?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is Richard the hero or the villain of the play? Use examples from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Using examples from the text to support your answer, why does Shakespeare have scenes with commoners in them? Do these scenes broaden the scope of the play?

Essay Topic 3

Using Margaret, Richard, and the young princes as examples, discuss the importance of how the characters express themselves in words, and what that means for the future.

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