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Question 1: Shakespeare's primary source for Richard II, as for most of his chronicle histories, was ________'s Chronicles; the publication of the second edition in 1589 provides a terminus post quem for the play.
King LearRaphael HolinshedCymbelineMacbeth

Question 2: Although the ________ (1623) edition of Shakespeare's works lists the play as a history play, the earlier Quarto edition of 1597 calls itself The tragedie of King Richard the second.
First FolioFalse FolioBad quartoWilliam Shakespeare

Question 3: The play was performed and published late in the reign of the childless ________, at a time when the queen's age made the succession an important political concern.
Henry VIII of EnglandEdward VI of EnglandElizabeth I of EnglandJames I of England

Question 4: The fourth quarto, published in 1608, includes a version of the deposition scene shorter than the one later printed, presumably from a prompt-book, in the 1623 ________.
False FolioFirst FolioWilliam ShakespeareBad quarto

Question 5: Another commissioned performance of a different type occurred at the ________ on Feb.
The TheatreGlobe TheatreWilliam ShakespeareEnglish Renaissance theatre

Question 6: King Richard the Second is a history play by ________ believed to be written in approximately 1595.
William ShakespeareShakespeare authorship questionHamletShakespeare's life

Question 7: This version, still available on DVD, starred ________ as Richard, with John Gielgud making an appearance as John of Gaunt.
Derek JacobiIan McKellenJames Earl JonesLaurence Olivier

Question 8: King Richard the Second - text from ________
Project GutenbergGoogle BooksAmazon KindleProject Gutenberg Australia

Question 9: Richmond notes that Richard's beliefs about the ________ tend to fall more in line with the medieval view of the throne.
Absolute monarchyMagna CartaMonarchyDivine right of kings

Question 10: This play, which exists in one incomplete manuscript copy (at the ________) is subtitled Thomas of Woodstock, and it is by this name that scholars since F. S. Boas have usually called it.
British MuseumVictoria and Albert MuseumNational Gallery (London)Imperial War Museum


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