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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the first character to speak in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Captain.
(b) Berkley.
(c) Richard.
(d) Salisbury.

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

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

4. Who stops the duel as it begins?
(a) The Queen.
(b) The Duchess of Gloucester.
(c) Richard.
(d) Gaunt.

5. What are the prophecies discussed in Act 2, Scene 4 supposed to forewarn?
(a) The war is doomed.
(b) The king is dead.
(c) There will be a plague.
(d) England is to be overthrown.

6. What is the setting in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) London.
(b) Ravenspurgh.
(c) Berkeley.
(d) Gloucestershire.

7. Which characters are in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) None of these is correct.
(b) Salisbury, Berkley, and five sergeants.
(c) Salisbury and Captain.
(d) Salisbury, Captain, and Lord Marshall.

8. How many characters are in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) Seven.
(d) Three.

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Who is upset over Richard's absence in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Green.
(b) The Duke of York.
(c) The Queen.
(d) Bushy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who invites Bolingbroke to stay at Berkley Castle?

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

3. What is the biggest concern in Act 2, Scene 2 regarding the war in Ireland?

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

5. What is the last line of Act 3, Scene 1?

(see the answer keys)

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