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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who is updating Gaveston on recent events in Scene 3?
(a) Edward.
(b) Canterbury.
(c) Kent.
(d) Mortimer Junior.

3. What does Edward protest he will use to sign the writ of banishment?
(a) Tears.
(b) Blood.
(c) Ink.
(d) Bile.

4. After Gaveston is carried off in Scene 4, what does Edward say stops his speech?
(a) Defeat.
(b) Fury.
(c) Exasperration.
(d) Despair.

5. What does Lancaster intend to do with the writ of banishment after Edward signs it?
(a) Burn it.
(b) Publish it.
(c) Frame it.
(d) Deliver it to Gaveston personally.

6. At the beginning of Scene 3, how does Edward direct his and and Gaveston's departure?
(a) Both by land.
(b) Gaveston by sea; Edward by land.
(c) Gaveston by land; Edward by sea.
(d) Both by sea.

7. In Edward's soliloquy after the nobles leave in Scene 4, whom does he long to kill?
(a) All nobles.
(b) Mortimer Junior.
(c) Priests.
(d) Isabella.

8. What does Isabella decide to do when Mortimer Junior leaves in Scene 3?
(a) Go to King Edward.
(b) Go with Mortimer.
(c) Stay at a nearby castle.
(d) Return to France.

9. Where is Lady Margaret ordered to go in her second letter?
(a) To France.
(b) To Ireland.
(c) To Parliament.
(d) To court.

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

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

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

13. Which noble resolves to murder Gaveston personally on his way to see Edward?
(a) Mortimer Junior.
(b) Pembroke.
(c) Lancaster.
(d) Warwick.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following nobles does not leave with King Edward in this scene?

2. What does Mortimer Junior threaten to do if Gaveston return to England?

3. Where is the Bishop of Coventry at the beginning of Scene 2?

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

5. Which of the nobles wounds Gaveston in this scene?

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