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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who does Bolingbroke put in charge of escorting the prisoners away?
(a) York.
(b) Northumberland.
(c) Green.
(d) Bushy.

4. What is Gaunt's final line?
(a) "Live in thy shame, but die not shame with thee."
(b) "Words, life and all old Lancaster hath spent."
(c) "Convey me to my bed, then to my grave."
(d) "Love they to live that love and honour have."

5. What does Richard learn of Gaunt in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) He is very sick.
(b) He is leaving the country too.
(c) He is threatening to commit suicide.
(d) He is heartbroken and acting insane.

6. What is Bolingbroke's title now that Gaunt is dead?
(a) The Duke of Kent.
(b) Sir Henry of Wales.
(c) Lord Aumerle.
(d) Lord Lancaster.

7. What does Bushy do for the Queen in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) He tells stories of Richard's bravery.
(b) He offers to take her to the ocean.
(c) He tries to comfort her with his wit.
(d) He calls for his musicians to play for her.

8. What does Northumberland then confide to Ross and Willoughby in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) That he is secretly planning to assassinate Richard.
(b) That he killed Gaunt.
(c) That he is going to join Richard in his invasion of Ireland.
(d) That Bolingbroke is returning to England with an army.

9. To whom does Bolingbroke send a message to in Act 3, Scene 1 that he has no ill-will towards?
(a) The Queen.
(b) The Duchess of Gloucester.
(c) Richard.
(d) Bagot.

10. What does Gaunt call Richard in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) "A stain on our England's dress."
(b) "Un-rightful king to no one."
(c) "Landlord of England."
(d) "History's most venomous leader."

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

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

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

14. Who invites Bolingbroke to stay at Berkley Castle?
(a) Ross.
(b) Lord Berkley.
(c) York.
(d) Willoughby.

15. How does Bolingbroke justify executing the prisoners?
(a) He knows they were both about to murder.
(b) He says God tells him to do it.
(c) He says it is a favor to the king.
(d) He says it is a favor to the Christian church.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells of Bolingbroke's arrival in England?

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

3. Who is Woodstock?

4. Where is the setting of Act 1, Scene 4?

5. Who is the first to speak in Act 2, Scene 1?

(see the answer keys)

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