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The main purpose of this self-test is to ensure that you have understood the basic plot of the play as a foundation for your further study. There are no direct answers given to the questions; rather you are directed to the passage or passages in the play that will answer them.
- What reasons does Henry Bolingbroke (Duke of Hereford and son of John of Gaunt) give for challenging Thomas Mowbray (Duke of Norfolk)?
He gives three; see 1. 1. 87-108.
- What change does Richard make in the sentence he gives Bolingbroke?
See 1. 3. 208-210.
- Does Richard hope to see his uncle recover from his illness?
See 1. 4. 59-60.
- What is the main fault that Gaunt finds in the young Richard?
nbsp; See 2. 1. 57-60; though you may have to figure out what he means here. Look too at 2. 1. 113-114.
- What does Richard do with the property of the Duke of Lancaster?
See 2. 1. 160-162.
- Who does Richard leave in command when he leaves for Ireland?
See 2. 1. 219-221.
- What does York do when he hears that his nephew Henry Bolingbroke has returned from banishment?
See 2. 2. 109-116.
- What does York do after lecturing Bolingbroke on his forbidden action? (For the lecture see 2. 3. 86-104.)
See 2. 3. 158-160.
- When Richard returns from Ireland he receives several pieces of bad news. What does he do with his own army as a result?
See 3. 2. 211.
- Does Richard resist Bolingbroke’s demands when the two finally meet?
See 3. 3. 120-125.
- How does the Queen learn of her husband's submission to Bolingbroke?
See 3. 4. 68-84.
- What is Bolingbroke's reaction to the series of challenges made by the nobles after his defeat of Richard?
See 4. 1. 86-90.
- What is Carlisle's reward for speaking out in favor of Richard?
See 4. 1. 150-151.
- Where is Richard sent after he is deposed?
See 4. 1. 315.
- What does Richard prophesy of Northumberland's relationship with Bolingbroke (now Henry IV)?
See 5. 1. 55-65.
- What action does York find his son, Aumerle, guilty of?
See 5. 2. 97-99.
- How does Henry IV react to the pleadings of Aumerle, his mother the Duchess, and his father the Duke of York?
See 5. 3. 130.
- How expert are the musicians who play for Richard in jail?
See 5. 5. 40-46.
- How does Henry propose to absolve himself from his guilt in Richard's death?
See 5. 6. 49-50.
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