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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long is Bolingbroke originally banished from England?
(a) Twenty years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) Life.
(d) Forty years.

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

3. Why is Richard confused about Gaunt's reaction towards Bolingbroke's sentence?
(a) Gaunt took part in the verdict decision making.
(b) Gaunt usually does not react so emotionally.
(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.

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

5. 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) Bagot.
(d) The Duchess of Gloucester.

6. Who does Bolingbroke put in charge of escorting the prisoners away?
(a) Northumberland.
(b) Green.
(c) York.
(d) Bushy.

7. Who informally swears their allegiance to Bolingbroke in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Ross.
(b) York.
(c) Northumberland.
(d) Percy.

8. Which of the following is a quote by Richard in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) "We were not born to sue, but to command."
(b) "O God defend my soul from such deep sin!"
(c) "Mine honour is my life, both grow in one."
(d) "Obedience bids I should not bid again."

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

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

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

12. What does Gaunt mock while he speaks with Richard in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) His son's exile.
(b) His sickness.
(c) His name.
(d) His wife's cooking.

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

14. Who addresses Bolingbroke as "Lord Hereford" in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Berkeley.
(b) Northumberland.
(c) Sir Pierce of Exton.
(d) York.

15. Which nation does York refer to as he discusses vanity?
(a) Russia.
(b) Switzerland.
(c) France.
(d) Italy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who in Ireland is worrying Richard in Act 1, Scene 4?

2. Of which quality of Bolingbroke does Richard worry?

3. Where does Bushy inform Richard that Gaunt is in Act 1, Scene 4?

4. How does Bolingbroke justify executing the prisoners?

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

(see the answer keys)

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