King Richard II Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, Scene 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Duchess of Gloucester's purpose in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) She worries aloud about money.
(b) She begs Gaunt to act humanely.
(c) She begs Gaunt to avenge her husband's death.
(d) She confesses that she did not love the Duke.

2. Who does Mowbray admit to have scheming against in the past?
(a) Bolingbroke.
(b) Gaunt.
(c) Richard.
(d) The Duke of Aumerle.

3. Who is Gaunt alluding to have killed the Duke of Gloucester as he speaks alone with the Duchess?
(a) Bolingbroke.
(b) Woodstock.
(c) Richard.
(d) The Duke of Aumerle.

4. Who stops the duel as it begins?
(a) The Queen.
(b) The Duchess of Gloucester.
(c) Gaunt.
(d) Richard.

5. Where was the setting for Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Alexandra Palace.
(b) Windsor Castle.
(c) Parliament.
(d) Buckingham Palace.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long is Bolingbroke originally banished from England?

2. "Though banish'd, yet a true born Englishman." Who says this quote?

3. What do Northumberland, Ross, and Willoughby discuss after Richard leaves Act 2, Scene 1?

4. Which character officially swears in Mowbray and Bolingbroke at the duel?

5. What is Gaunt talking about during his famous speech in Act 2, Scene 1?

(see the answer key)

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