Richard II Overview Quiz

With whom do the commoners side? What bad tidings does Richard receive in Wales? Find the answers to these and other important questions from Shakespeare's history play with eNotes' Richard II Overview Quiz. With ten essential questions on plot, characters, dialogue and more, this quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the work as a whole. Each of its questions is also ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have taken this quiz. Give it a go below!

  1. Of what does Henry Bolingbroke accuse Thomas Mowbray?

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  2. With whom do the commoners side?

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  3. What condition does Bolingbroke say Richard must meet in order for Bolingbroke to pledge his loyalty?

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  4. What does John of Gault tell Richard?

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  5. What bad tidings does Richard receive in Wales?

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  6. Why is Bolingbroke determined to collect John of Gault's estate?

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  7. Who does Richard learn is grievously ill?

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  8. Why does Richard hope that John of Gaunt will die?

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  9. How does Richard decide the argument between Bolingbroke and Mowbray will be settled?

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