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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Richard's uncle and Gaunt's brother?
(a) The Duke of Lancaster.
(b) The Duke of Gloucester.
(c) Lord Edmonton of Bath.
(d) The Duke of Kent.

2. Where does Act 2, Scene 4 take place?
(a) Ireland.
(b) London.
(c) Leeds.
(d) Wales.

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

4. "Though banish'd, yet a true born Englishman." Who says this quote?
(a) Bolingbroke.
(b) Mowbray.
(c) Gaunt.
(d) Lord Marshal.

5. Which of the following character is not in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Bushy.
(b) Willoughby.
(c) Aumerle.
(d) Green.

6. Who of the following is not a character in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Ross.
(b) Willoughby.
(c) Berkeley.
(d) Sir Pierce of Exton.

7. What does Gaunt call Richard in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) "History's most venomous leader."
(b) "A stain on our England's dress."
(c) "Un-rightful king to no one."
(d) "Landlord of England."

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

9. How many lines are in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) One hundred.
(b) Twenty four.
(c) Eighty.
(d) Two hundred.

10. How does York regard Bolingbroke's acting against the king?
(a) Encouraging.
(b) Unlawful.
(c) Unnecessary.
(d) Repulsive.

11. Where does Richard say he is to go immediately following Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) To prepare his army's generals.
(b) To ride his horse.
(c) To eat dinner with the Queen.
(d) To see Gaunt.

12. For whom does Richard reduce Bolingbroke's sentence?
(a) Gaunt.
(b) Lord Marshal.
(c) The Queen.
(d) The Duchess of Gloucester.

13. To whom does Bolingbroke send a message to in Act 3, Scene 1 that he has no ill-will towards?
(a) The Queen.
(b) Richard.
(c) The Duchess of Gloucester.
(d) Bagot.

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

15. What do Northumberland, Ross, and Willoughby discuss after Richard leaves Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) The war in Ireland.
(b) Their disgust of Richard.
(c) Bolingbroke's loss of property.
(d) All three answers are correct.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which is the final line of Act 1, Scene 2?

3. Who is Northumberland's son?

4. How are Gaunt and Bolingbroke related?

5. How does Gaunt try to persuade Bolingbroke to think of his banishment?

(see the answer keys)

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