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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Why don't Bolingbroke and Mowbray forgive one another?
(a) They have had a rivalry since childhood.
(b) It would be forfeiting their honor.
(c) Both have not shared everything they are upset over.
(d) They have both sworn to God they would seek vengeance.

4. Why is Richard confused about Gaunt's reaction towards Bolingbroke's sentence?
(a) Gaunt told Richard that Bolingbroke had threatened him, and he wanted him exiled.
(b) Richard thought Gaunt was dying, and everyone else was laughing.
(c) Gaunt usually does not react so emotionally.
(d) Gaunt took part in the verdict decision making.

5. How many characters speak in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Four.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

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

7. Which of the following character is not in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Bushy.
(b) Green.
(c) Willoughby.
(d) Aumerle.

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

9. What are the prophecies discussed in Act 2, Scene 4 supposed to forewarn?
(a) The war is doomed.
(b) The king is dead.
(c) There will be a plague.
(d) England is to be overthrown.

10. For whom does Richard reduce Bolingbroke's sentence?
(a) Lord Marshal.
(b) Gaunt.
(c) The Queen.
(d) The Duchess of Gloucester.

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

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

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

14. How many lines are in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) One hundred five.
(b) Forty four.
(c) Three hundred twelve.
(d) Twenty eight.

15. What is the setting of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Berkley.
(b) Bristol.
(c) Cardiff.
(d) Sheffield.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What made Aumerle cry when he said goodbye to Bolingbroke?

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

4. To whom does Bolingbroke send a message to in Act 3, Scene 1 that he has no ill-will towards?

5. What does Richard learn of Gaunt in Act 1, Scene 4?

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