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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do Northumberland, Ross, and Willoughby discuss after Richard leaves Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) All three answers are correct.
(b) The war in Ireland.
(c) Their disgust of Richard.
(d) Bolingbroke's loss of property.

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

3. Who is fleeing straight to Richard after learning of Bolingbroke's arrival?
(a) The Queen.
(b) Bushy.
(c) Bagot.
(d) Green.

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

5. : For what day is the duel set?
(a) Saint Lambert's Day.
(b) Guy Fawkes Day.
(c) Christmas Eve.
(d) The Summer Solstice.

6. "Though banish'd, yet a true born Englishman." Who says this quote?
(a) Lord Marshal.
(b) Gaunt.
(c) Mowbray.
(d) Bolingbroke.

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

8. Which of the following lines is what the Queen says to the bearer of the news of Bolingbroke?
(a) "What right have you to deliver such agony to the Queen?"
(b) "There is no higher evil than Bolingbroke."
(c) "Your news feels of demons ripping my inside."
(d) "Thou art the midwife to my woe."

9. Who speaks first in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) The Queen.
(b) The Duke of York.
(c) Richard.
(d) Bushy.

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

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

12. How long is Bolingbroke originally banished from England?
(a) Forty years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) Life.
(d) Twenty years.

13. Of which quality of Bolingbroke does Richard worry?
(a) He is gracious to and loved by the common people.
(b) Bolingbroke is much stronger than Richard.
(c) Bolingbroke is always able to persuade people to take his side.
(d) His intelligence often outsmarted Richard in their youth.

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

15. How many lines are in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Twenty four.
(b) Two hundred.
(c) Eighty.
(d) One hundred.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where does Richard say he is to go immediately following Act 1, Scene 4?

3. Which characters are in Act 2, Scene 4?

4. Who is the last to speak in Act 2, Scene 3?

5. How many gold coins does Bolingbroke accuse Mowbray of withholding from the army?

(see the answer keys)

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