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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the Duchess wish ill upon at the end of Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Bolingbroke.
(b) Gaunt.
(c) Mowbray.
(d) Richard.

2. Where does Bushy inform Richard that Gaunt is in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Thames House.
(b) Windsor Castle.
(c) Coventry.
(d) Ely House.

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

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

5. Where is Gaunt to go after Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Cardiff.
(b) Coventry.
(c) London.
(d) Bordeaux.

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

7. What adjective does Richard use to describe Bolingbroke that is condescending?
(a) Fierce.
(b) High.
(c) Proud.
(d) Mighty.

8. Who announces Gaunt's death?
(a) Richard.
(b) York.
(c) Bushy.
(d) Northumberland.

9. Who is Bolingbroke's father?
(a) Sir Henry Green.
(b) Lord Ross.
(c) Earl of Northumberland.
(d) Gaunt.

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

11. How does Bolingbroke justify executing the prisoners?
(a) He says God tells him to do it.
(b) He knows they were both about to murder.
(c) He says it is a favor to the Christian church.
(d) He says it is a favor to the king.

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

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

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

15. Who is the first to speak in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Lord Aumerle.
(b) Richard.
(c) Green.
(d) Bagot.

Short Answer Questions

1. "What my tongue speaks my right drawn sword may prove." Who says this?

2. "...for God's substitute, His deputy anointed in His sight..." Who is being referred to here?

3. "More welcome is the stroke of death to me than Bolingbroke to England." Who says this?

4. Who speaks first in Act 2, Scene 2?

5. How are Gaunt and Bolingbroke related?

(see the answer keys)

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