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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the biggest concern in Act 2, Scene 2 regarding the war in Ireland?
(a) Defeating the rebels.
(b) The fact that the war is on Irish soil, and not at home.
(c) Paying for it.
(d) The weather is miserable and men are dying of illness.

2. 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.

3. 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) "Words, life and all old Lancaster hath spent."
(d) "Live in thy shame, but die not shame with thee."

4. "My comfort is that heaven will take our souls and plague injustice with the pains of hell." Who says this?
(a) Bagot.
(b) Green.
(c) Bushy.
(d) York.

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

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

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

8. What is the major concern of Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) The army is running out of food.
(b) The Queen is beginning to go insane.
(c) There are rumors afloat Richard has been taken prisoner.
(d) Richard has not returned from Ireland.

9. Who speaks first in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) The Duke of York.
(b) Richard.
(c) Bushy.
(d) The Queen.

10. Who is Northumberland's son?
(a) Percy.
(b) Bolingbroke.
(c) Ross.
(d) Willoughby.

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

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

13. How many characters are in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) Seven.
(d) Three.

14. What is the setting in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) London.
(b) Gloucestershire.
(c) Berkeley.
(d) Ravenspurgh.

15. What is Gaunt talking about during his famous speech in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Family.
(b) Richard.
(c) Life.
(d) England.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many lines are in Act 2, Scene 4?

2. What is the last line of Act 3, Scene 1?

3. "Well, he is gone, and with him go these thoughts." Who says this?

4. How long is Bolingbroke originally banished from England?

5. What do Bolingbroke and Mowbray accuse one another of?

(see the answer keys)

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