Now Is The Winter Of Our Discontent: Meaning, Overview


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Who wrote the play 'Richard III?'

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1. 'Now is the winter of our discontent' is from which play?

2. Which of the following statements is false about the quote 'Now is the winter of our discontent?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Now is the winter of our discontent' can be analyzed in more than one way based on the full context of the passage from which it is excerpted. To pass this quiz, you will have to know details about the play featuring this quote, the playwright, and true statements about the quote.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments, students can quiz themselves on details such as:

  • Where this quote takes place in the play and its meaning
  • Name of King Richard's brother
  • Reason King Richard plots against his brother

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about this quote in a different light
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions about why King Richard works against his brother

Additional Learning

To find out more, check out our video lesson titled 'Now Is The Winter Of Our Discontent': Meaning, Overview. The lesson covers the following:

  • A look at the rest of the soliloquy
  • Richard's schemes against his brothers
  • The real Richard III