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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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) England is to be overthrown.
(d) There will be a plague.

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

11. 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.

12. Which of the following is not a reason Bolingbroke is executing the prisoners?
(a) Causing Richard to banish Bolingbroke.
(b) Misleading Richard.
(c) They have murdered.
(d) Upset the queen.

13. What is the last line of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) "With letters of your love to her at large."
(b) "Thanks, gentle uncle. Come, lords, away."
(c) "And plague injustice with the pains of hell."
(d) "A while to work, and after holiday."

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the setting of Act 3, Scene 1?

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

4. Who is Woodstock?

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

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