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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. Who do Lancaster and Mortimer say no longer inhabits the court?
(a) Foriegn dignitaries.
(b) Knights.
(c) Peers.
(d) Isabella.

2. What does Isabella resolve to do in Scene 2 rather than be the cause of unrest?
(a) Return to France.
(b) Poison Gaveston in secret.
(c) Have an affair in secret.
(d) Live a melancholy life.

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

4. 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 know they can banish him again.
(c) He will feel immense gratitude toward them.
(d) He will fear violent reprisal from them.

5. According to Mortimer Junior, who is aiding the Scots?
(a) The Italians.
(b) The Welsh.
(c) The French.
(d) The Irish.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Edward swear to send Gaveston?

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

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

4. Who does Arundel promise as ransom for Gaveston's temporary reprieve in Scene 4?

5. What part of Edward's body does he chastise Gaveston not to kiss?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Warwick's plan at the end of Scene 5?

2. What request is made of King Edward by the nobles in Act 3, Scene 1?

3. What revenge does Gaveston have on the Bishop of Coventry, and why?

4. What plans does Gaveston upon returning from exile?

5. What promises does Edward make to Isabella when she gives him the good news regarding Gaveston?

6. What fate befalls the nobles in Scene 3?

7. How is Kent's attitude toward Mortimer and Isabella changing in this scene?

8. In what precarious situation are Spencer Junior and Baldock in Act 2, Scene 1?

9. Why does Spencer Junior send Levune to France at the end of Act 3?

10. To what extent is Mortimer's pride getting the best of him in Scene 4?

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