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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who is the first character to speak in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Bolingbroke
(b) Richard.
(c) Gaunt.
(d) Mowbray.

4. What does Gaunt mock while he speaks with Richard in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) His sickness.
(b) His son's exile.
(c) His name.
(d) His wife's cooking.

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

6. Who is Northumberland's son?
(a) Percy.
(b) Ross.
(c) Bolingbroke.
(d) Willoughby.

7. What is Bolingbroke's banishment reduced to?
(a) Six years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) Twenty years.
(d) Fifteen years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. How long is Mowbray banished from England?
(a) Forty years.
(b) Twenty years.
(c) Ten years.
(d) Life.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. "Though banish'd, yet a true born Englishman." Who says this quote?

2. How long is Bolingbroke originally banished from England?

3. Which of the following characters is the only one to speak in Act 2, Scene 1?

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

5. What do Mowbray and Bolingbroke state officially that they are fighting for at the duel?

(see the answer keys)

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