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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Gaunt seem aloof to his brother's death?
(a) He is in love with the Duchess.
(b) He believes God will properly judge who is guilty.
(c) He has put the tragedy behind him, and is trying to move on with his life.
(d) He is the one who has killed the Duke.

3. How many lines are in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) One hundred five.
(b) Three hundred twelve.
(c) Twenty eight.
(d) Forty four.

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

5. Who is fleeing straight to Richard after learning of Bolingbroke's arrival?
(a) Bushy.
(b) Green.
(c) Bagot.
(d) The Queen.

6. Who is the last character to speak in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Northumberland.
(b) Willoughby.
(c) Ross.
(d) The Gardener.

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

8. Who is the first to speak in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Richard.
(b) Bagot.
(c) Lord Aumerle.
(d) Green.

9. What was Mowbray supposed to be doing with Richard's uncle when he died?
(a) Practicing to duel.
(b) Guarding him.
(c) Showing him the courtyards.
(d) Accompany him while traveling.

10. "More welcome is the stroke of death to me than Bolingbroke to England." Who says this?
(a) Richard.
(b) Green.
(c) Bushy.
(d) York.

11. How long is Mowbray banished from England?
(a) Forty years.
(b) Twenty years.
(c) Life.
(d) Ten years.

12. 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) Bagot.
(d) Richard.

13. Who speaks first in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Bushy.
(b) The Queen.
(c) Richard.
(d) The Duke of York.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How will Richard handle the situation in Ireland?

2. Of which quality of Bolingbroke does Richard worry?

3. Who was Richard's uncle and Gaunt's brother?

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

5. Where was the setting for Act 1, Scene 1?

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