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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what mythical figure does Lancaster compare Gaveston in Scene 4?
(a) Cassandra.
(b) Helen.
(c) Persephone.
(d) Medusa.

2. Who exits with Gaveston guarded in Scene 4?
(a) Kent.
(b) Isabella.
(c) Coventry.
(d) Edward.

3. Which noble does Isabella enlist to be her advocate among the others in Scene 4?
(a) Lancaster.
(b) Warwick.
(c) Mortimer Junior.
(d) Pembroke.

4. With whom does Edward accuse Isabella of being too familiar?
(a) Lancaster.
(b) Mortimer Junior.
(c) Kent.
(d) Gaveston.

5. Which vice does Mortimer Junior say is the "venom" that Gaveston has brought to the realm (I.ii.31)?
(a) Ambitious pride.
(b) Common scorn.
(c) Luxurious indolence.
(d) Unnatural lust.

6. What his happened to Mortimer Senior in Scotland?
(a) He has been taken prisoner.
(b) He has been slain.
(c) He has killed the Scottish commander.
(d) He has retreated fromt he field.

7. Whose death is announced in the first moment of the play?
(a) Edward II.
(b) Isabella.
(c) Edward III.
(d) Edward I.

8. What does Isabella wish would happen to Gaveston at the end of Scene 3?
(a) He be shipwrecked.
(b) He he taken prisoner.
(c) He be slain.
(d) He be returned to Ireland.

9. Which of the following is not a figure that Mortimer Senior cites in describing great men with obsessive companions?
(a) Achilles
(b) Alexander
(c) Socrates
(d) Nero

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

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

12. What has Mortimer resolved to do to Gaveston by the end of Scene 2?
(a) Kidnap him.
(b) Kill him.
(c) Exile him.
(d) Challenge his advancement.

13. According to Lancaster in Scene 4, where is the only place that Gaveston is safe?
(a) In Hell.
(b) In the Tower.
(c) At Edward's side.
(d) In France.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Spencer and Baldock served what newly-deceased lord?

2. What does Isabella resolve to do in Scene 2 rather than be the cause of unrest?

3. Which of the nobles is a citizen of Wales?

4. Which Lord does Spencer Junior specifically say does not want to serve?

5. According to the nobles in seem to, how is Gaveston normally positioned with the King in court?

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