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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. How many characters speak in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Two.

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

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

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

7. How does Gaunt try to persuade Bolingbroke to think of his banishment?
(a) As a time to grow as a man.
(b) As a pleasurable journey.
(c) As his civic duty.
(d) As a time to find a wife.

8. How are Gaunt and Bolingbroke related?
(a) Uncle and nephew.
(b) Cousins.
(c) Father and son.
(d) Brothers.

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

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

11. Who is the first character to speak in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Mowbray.
(b) Richard.
(c) Bolingbroke
(d) Gaunt.

12. "Where then, alas, may I complain myself?" Who says this?
(a) Gaunt.
(b) Woodstock.
(c) Richard.
(d) The Duchess of Gloucester.

13. Who does Bolingbroke specifically promise to "weed and pluck away" in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Green.
(b) Richard.
(c) All of the above.
(d) Bushy and Bagot.

14. What is the setting of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Sheffield.
(b) Bristol.
(c) Berkley.
(d) Cardiff.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the Duchess of Gloucester's purpose in Act 1, Scene 2?

3. Who is Northumberland's son?

4. What does Bolingbroke claim to be his intentions for invading England?

5. How does Bolingbroke justify executing the prisoners?

(see the answer keys)

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