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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Lady Margaret put the letter after she has read it in Scene 1?

2. Where is Isabella headed when Mortimer halts her in Scene 2?

3. What entreaty does Mortimer Junior make to Edward when they enter in Scene 1?

4. When Isabella entreats Lancaster for Gaveston's return, what is the only situation that Lancaster says will bring Gaveston back?

5. Which vice does Mortimer Junior say is the "venom" that Gaveston has brought to the realm (I.ii.31)?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Edward reward Gaveston when the two are reunited?

2. Who orders Kent's execution and how?

3. What plans does Gaveston upon returning from exile?

4. What does Sir John of Hainault offer the English exiles?

5. How do Edward and Gaveston react to Isabella's entrance in Scene 4?

6. How are the nobles and Edward at odds in the first scene in the play?

7. How does Gaveston die?

8. Who is captured in the victory against Edward?

9. Describe Isabella's and Edward III's reception in France.

10. How does Isabella greet the victory of Scene 5?

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