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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) The weather is miserable and men are dying of illness.
(d) Paying for it.

3. Who invites Bolingbroke to stay at Berkley Castle?
(a) Lord Berkley.
(b) York.
(c) Willoughby.
(d) Ross.

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

5. Who stops the duel as it begins?
(a) Richard.
(b) The Queen.
(c) The Duchess of Gloucester.
(d) Gaunt.

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

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

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

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

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

11. "What my tongue speaks my right drawn sword may prove." Who says this?
(a) Mowbray.
(b) Gaunt.
(c) Richard.
(d) Bolingbroke.

12. How many gold coins does Bolingbroke accuse Mowbray of withholding from the army?
(a) 10,000.
(b) 5,000.
(c) 1,000.
(d) 8,000.

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

14. Who is the last character to speak in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Northumberland.
(b) Willoughby.
(c) Ross.
(d) The Gardener.

15. Which of the following is not one of the prophecies alarming the characters of Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Meteors.
(b) Endless rain.
(c) Ruffians dancing.
(d) The moon looks bloody.

Short Answer Questions

1. "My comfort is that heaven will take our souls and plague injustice with the pains of hell." Who says this?

2. What are the prophecies discussed in Act 2, Scene 4 supposed to forewarn?

3. What is the double metaphor spoken in the Duchess's first speech of the play?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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