Richard III: Fact and Fiction in Shakespeare's History Plays


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What type of play is Shakespeare's Richard III?

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1. In Shakespeare's Richard III, how does Richard differ from most Shakespearean protagonists?

2. In Shakespeare's Richard III, who ultimately kills Richard?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

King Richard III was a complex historical figure whose reputation became even more complicated by the popular Shakespeare play, Richard III. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the Shakespeare play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Major plot points in the Shakespeare play
  • Significant lines from Richard III
  • Important characters from the play
  • What type of Shakesperean play Richard III is

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the Shakespeare play, Richard III
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about major events and characters in the play
  • Making connections - correlate important lines spoken by major characters with events in the play
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, such as understanding what type of play Richard III is

Additional Learning

To learn more about Richard III, review the accompanying lesson called Richard III: Fact and Fiction in Shakespeare's History Plays. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the history of Shakespeare's play
  • Details important lines spoken in the play
  • Covers the major characters and events of Richard III