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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who tells of Bolingbroke's arrival in England?
(a) Bagot.
(b) The Duke of York.
(c) Bushy.
(d) Green.

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

4. What is Gaunt's final line?
(a) "Love they to live that love and honour have."
(b) "Live in thy shame, but die not shame with thee."
(c) "Words, life and all old Lancaster hath spent."
(d) "Convey me to my bed, then to my grave."

5. "Well, he is gone, and with him go these thoughts." Who says this?
(a) Richard.
(b) Bagot.
(c) Lord Aumerle.
(d) Green.

6. Who was Richard's uncle and Gaunt's brother?
(a) The Duke of Gloucester.
(b) Lord Edmonton of Bath.
(c) The Duke of Kent.
(d) The Duke of Lancaster.

7. What does Bolingbroke claim to be his intentions for invading England?
(a) To rule England.
(b) To reclaim his inheritance.
(c) To destroy Richard's monarchy.
(d) All of the above.

8. Who of the following characters have not fled to Bolingbroke's army?
(a) Beaumond.
(b) Ross.
(c) Willoughby.
(d) Bushy.

9. Who is Woodstock?
(a) Gaunt.
(b) Richard
(c) Mowbray.
(d) The Duke of Gloucester.

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

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

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

13. What do Mowbray and Bolingbroke state officially that they are fighting for at the duel?
(a) Both claim the other killed the Duke of Gloucester.
(b) Both love the same woman.
(c) Both claim the other is a traitor.
(d) Mowbray claims adultery while Bolingbroke claims theft.

14. Where was the setting for Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Buckingham Palace.
(b) Parliament.
(c) Alexandra Palace.
(d) Windsor Castle.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the first character to speak in Act 2, Scene 4?

2. How long has the Welsh army been waiting for Richard?

3. Where is Gaunt to go after Act 1, Scene 2?

4. Where does York tell the men to meet him as he leaves Act 2, Scene 2?

5. Who invites Bolingbroke to stay at Berkley Castle?

(see the answer keys)

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