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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Who says "What a tide of woes comes rushing on this woeful land at once!" in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Green.
(b) The Duke of York.
(c) Bagot.
(d) The Queen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Who announces Gaunt's death?
(a) Richard.
(b) Northumberland.
(c) Bushy.
(d) York.

13. "The king reposeth all his confidence in thee." Who says this?
(a) Berkley.
(b) Captain.
(c) Aumerle.
(d) Salisbury.

14. What is the double metaphor spoken in the Duchess's first speech of the play?
(a) Rose petals; a dagger dripping blood.
(b) A crying baby; nurses working corruptly.
(c) Doves flying; a harp playing angel.
(d) Vials of blood; branches from one root.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why don't Bolingbroke and Mowbray forgive one another?

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

3. Which of the following is not one of the prophecies alarming the characters of Act 2, Scene 4?

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

5. Who does Bolingbroke put in charge of escorting the prisoners away?

(see the answer keys)

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