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Edward II: The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable End of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the beginning of the scene, Mortimer Junior brings news that what country is invading Normandy?
(a) Norway.
(b) Italy.
(c) Spain.
(d) France.

2. Which Lord does Spencer Junior specifically say does not want to serve?
(a) Mortimer.
(b) Kent.
(c) Gavenston.
(d) Lancaster.

3. What does Mortimer Junior threaten to do if Gaveston return to England?
(a) Refuse to fight for Edward.
(b) Kill Gaveston.
(c) Rise up in revolt.
(d) Leave England.

4. According to the nobles in seem to, how is Gaveston normally positioned with the King in court?
(a) Kneeling by his side.
(b) Seated at his left.
(c) Lying on his lap.
(d) Leaning on his shoulder.

5. What does Mortimer Junior fear regarding Gaveston in Ireland?
(a) He will die of consumption.
(b) He will send assassin to England for them.
(c) He will incite popular unrest.
(d) He will build an army there.

6. Why can Edward not commit Mortimer Junior to the Tower?
(a) The Tower is already full.
(b) The people love him.
(c) He has a strong retinue of men.
(d) Isabella loves him.

7. Who is the first noble that Edward publicly forgives after Gaveston is repealed in Scene 4?
(a) Pembroke.
(b) Lancaster.
(c) Mortimer Senior.
(d) Warwick.

8. When Isabella entreats Lancaster for Gaveston's return, what is the only situation that Lancaster says will bring Gaveston back?
(a) A miracle.
(b) A shipwreck.
(c) A war.
(d) A new king's accession.

9. Which of the nobles is a citizen of Wales?
(a) Mortimer Junior.
(b) Lancaster.
(c) Pembroke.
(d) Warwick.

10. Spencer and Baldock served what newly-deceased lord?
(a) Cornwall.
(b) Durham.
(c) Leicester.
(d) Gloucester.

11. Who does Arundel promise as ransom for Gaveston's temporary reprieve in Scene 4?
(a) Himself.
(b) King Edward.
(c) Isabella.
(d) Spencer.

12. To whom is the Bishop of Canterbury writing in Scene 2?
(a) The Pope.
(b) The Bishop of Coventry.
(c) King Edward.
(d) The King of France.

13. Over what two forms of execution do the nobles argue regarding Gaveston in Scene 4?
(a) Hanging and beheading.
(b) Quartering and hanging.
(c) Burning and quartering.
(d) Beheading and burning.

14. What does Warwick believe is the only mean the nobles have of challenging Gaveston?
(a) Rumor.
(b) War.
(c) Bribery.
(d) Collective bargaining.

15. Why does Mortimer say Gaveston will be more fearful of the nobles on his return to England?
(a) He will be publicly shamed.
(b) He will feel immense gratitude toward them.
(c) He will know they can banish him again.
(d) He will fear violent reprisal from them.

Short Answer Questions

1. What present role does Spencer Junior tell Baldock her must cast off to come to court?



2. Which two nobles go to Newcastle to muster troops?



3. Against what enemy has the Third Poor Man fought?



4. How does Mortimer Junior characterize Gaveston in Scene 4?



5. To which of the following items does Mortimer compare the king in his jousting crest?



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