King Richard II Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, Scene 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do Mowbray and Bolingbroke state officially that they are fighting for at the duel?
(a) Both claim the other is a traitor.
(b) Mowbray claims adultery while Bolingbroke claims theft.
(c) Both love the same woman.
(d) Both claim the other killed the Duke of Gloucester.

2. Why is Richard confused about Gaunt's reaction towards Bolingbroke's sentence?
(a) Gaunt told Richard that Bolingbroke had threatened him, and he wanted him exiled.
(b) Gaunt took part in the verdict decision making.
(c) Gaunt usually does not react so emotionally.
(d) Richard thought Gaunt was dying, and everyone else was laughing.

3. Who are the first characters to enter Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Gaunt, Bolingbroke.
(b) Richard, the Queen.
(c) Lord Marshall, the Duke Aumerle.
(d) Gaunt, the Duchess of Gloucester.

4. What is Gaunt's final line?
(a) "Love they to live that love and honour have."
(b) "Convey me to my bed, then to my grave."
(c) "Live in thy shame, but die not shame with thee."
(d) "Words, life and all old Lancaster hath spent."

5. Who is Woodstock?
(a) Gaunt.
(b) Richard
(c) The Duke of Gloucester.
(d) Mowbray.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Where then, alas, may I complain myself?" Who says this?

2. What does Northumberland then confide to Ross and Willoughby in Act 2, Scene 1?

3. What is the double metaphor spoken in the Duchess's first speech of the play?

4. How many characters speak in Act 1, Scene 2?

5. Which of the following lines is what the Queen says to the bearer of the news of Bolingbroke?

(see the answer key)

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