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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who addresses Bolingbroke as "Lord Hereford" in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Northumberland.
(b) Sir Pierce of Exton.
(c) York.
(d) Berkeley.

3. "...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.

4. How will Richard handle the situation in Ireland?
(a) He will send Green.
(b) He will go there himself.
(c) He has ordered an army to invade.
(d) He will see how the situation plays out for another month.

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

6. Who is the last to speak in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Bolingbroke.
(b) York.
(c) Northumberland.
(d) Ross.

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

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

9. Where does Bushy inform Richard that Gaunt is in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Coventry.
(b) Thames House.
(c) Windsor Castle.
(d) Ely House.

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

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

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

13. Where does York tell the men to meet him as he leaves Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Windsor Castle.
(b) Berkeley Castle.
(c) Ireland.
(d) Buckingham Palace.

14. Who is the first to speak in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Richard.
(b) Northumberland.
(c) York.
(d) Gaunt.

15. What is Richard's reaction towards the news of Gaunt he receives in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) He hopes Bolingbroke does not learn of the news, upsetting him in his exile.
(b) He hopes to seize Gaunt's property.
(c) He hopes to marry Gaunt's wife.
(d) He is devastated.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Gaunt alluding to have killed the Duke of Gloucester as he speaks alone with the Duchess?

2. How does Gaunt try to persuade Bolingbroke to think of his banishment?

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

4. What is Gaunt talking about during his famous speech in Act 2, Scene 1?

5. "Where then, alas, may I complain myself?" Who says this?

(see the answer keys)

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