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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Bolingbroke claim to be his intentions for invading England?
(a) To destroy Richard's monarchy.
(b) All of the above.
(c) To rule England.
(d) To reclaim his inheritance.

2. What is the final line of Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) "I see thy glory like a shooting star."
(b) "And crossly to thy good all fortune goes."
(c) "Witnessing storms to come, woe and unrest."
(d) "Ah, Richard! With the eyes of heavy mind."

3. What do Bolingbroke and Mowbray accuse one another of?
(a) Treason.
(b) Kidnapping.
(c) Thief.
(d) Adultery.

4. What does Bushy do for the Queen in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) He tells stories of Richard's bravery.
(b) He tries to comfort her with his wit.
(c) He calls for his musicians to play for her.
(d) He offers to take her to the ocean.

5. Which of the following characters is the only one to speak in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) The Queen.
(b) Bushy.
(c) Aumerle.
(d) Green.

6. What are the prophecies discussed in Act 2, Scene 4 supposed to forewarn?
(a) The war is doomed.
(b) The king is dead.
(c) There will be a plague.
(d) England is to be overthrown.

7. Who is the first character to speak in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Berkley.
(b) Salisbury.
(c) Captain.
(d) Richard.

8. What is Bolingbroke's title now that Gaunt is dead?
(a) Lord Aumerle.
(b) The Duke of Kent.
(c) Lord Lancaster.
(d) Sir Henry of Wales.

9. Who has the longest speech in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Bolingbroke.
(b) York.
(c) Northumberland.
(d) Percy.

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

11. What was Mowbray supposed to be doing with Richard's uncle when he died?
(a) Showing him the courtyards.
(b) Guarding him.
(c) Accompany him while traveling.
(d) Practicing to duel.

12. Which characters are in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Salisbury, Captain, and Lord Marshall.
(b) Salisbury, Berkley, and five sergeants.
(c) None of these is correct.
(d) Salisbury and Captain.

13. What made Aumerle cry when he said goodbye to Bolingbroke?
(a) Knowing his cousin's father would soon die.
(b) Seeing his cousin banished from England.
(c) All of the above.
(d) The wind.

14. Who says "What a tide of woes comes rushing on this woeful land at once!" in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) The Duke of York.
(b) Bagot.
(c) Green.
(d) The Queen.

15. How does Gaunt try to persuade Bolingbroke to think of his banishment?
(a) As his civic duty.
(b) As a time to grow as a man.
(c) As a time to find a wife.
(d) As a pleasurable journey.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is at Bristow Castle in Act 2, Scene 2?

2. Who does the Servant announce has died in Act 2, Scene 2?

3. Where does Act 2, Scene 4 take place?

4. Who is the last character to speak in Act 2, Scene 1?

5. Who invites Bolingbroke to stay at Berkley Castle?

(see the answer keys)

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