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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Of which quality of Bolingbroke does Richard worry?
(a) Bolingbroke is much stronger than Richard.
(b) His intelligence often outsmarted Richard in their youth.
(c) He is gracious to and loved by the common people.
(d) Bolingbroke is always able to persuade people to take his side.

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

5. Which is the final line of Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) "As much good stay with thee as go with me."
(b) "To God, the widow's champion and defence."
(c) "Desolate, desolate will I hence and die."
(d) "The last leave of thee takes my weeping eye."

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

7. Who is at Bristow Castle in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Earl of Salisbury.
(b) The Earl of Wiltshire.
(c) Abbot of Westminster.
(d) The Duke of Aumerle.

8. Where is the setting of Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) The Supper Room.
(b) The Chambers.
(c) The Court.
(d) The Garden.

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

10. "...for God's substitute, His deputy anointed in His sight..." Who is being referred to here?
(a) The king.
(b) The shaman.
(c) The judge.
(d) The pope.

11. "Where then, alas, may I complain myself?" Who says this?
(a) Woodstock.
(b) Richard.
(c) The Duchess of Gloucester.
(d) Gaunt.

12. What is the double metaphor spoken in the Duchess's first speech of the play?
(a) Rose petals; a dagger dripping blood.
(b) Doves flying; a harp playing angel.
(c) A crying baby; nurses working corruptly.
(d) Vials of blood; branches from one root.

13. Who is upset over Richard's absence in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Green.
(b) The Queen.
(c) Bushy.
(d) The Duke of York.

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

15. Where does York tell the men to meet him as he leaves Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Buckingham Palace.
(b) Windsor Castle.
(c) Ireland.
(d) Berkeley Castle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Bolingbroke's title now that Gaunt is dead?

2. Why is Richard confused about Gaunt's reaction towards Bolingbroke's sentence?

3. Who does the Duchess wish ill upon at the end of Act 1, Scene 2?

4. How long is Bolingbroke originally banished from England?

5. Who announces Gaunt's death?

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