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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is the setting of Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) The Supper Room.
(b) The Court.
(c) The Chambers.
(d) The Garden.

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

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

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

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

6. Where is the setting of Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Windsor Castle.
(b) A chapel.
(c) An orchard.
(d) Gaunt's house.

7. Where does Bushy inform Richard that Gaunt is in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Ely House.
(b) Thames House.
(c) Windsor Castle.
(d) Coventry.

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

9. How will Richard handle the situation in Ireland?
(a) He will go there himself.
(b) He will send Green.
(c) He will see how the situation plays out for another month.
(d) He has ordered an army to invade.

10. Which of the following lines is what the Queen says to the bearer of the news of Bolingbroke?
(a) "Thou art the midwife to my woe."
(b) "Your news feels of demons ripping my inside."
(c) "There is no higher evil than Bolingbroke."
(d) "What right have you to deliver such agony to the Queen?"

11. What adjective does Richard use to describe Bolingbroke that is condescending?
(a) Proud.
(b) Mighty.
(c) High.
(d) Fierce.

12. Who is prisoner in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Ross.
(b) Bushy.
(c) Willoughby.
(d) Northumberland.

13. What is the Duchess of Gloucester's purpose in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) She begs Gaunt to act humanely.
(b) She worries aloud about money.
(c) She confesses that she did not love the Duke.
(d) She begs Gaunt to avenge her husband's death.

14. Who is the first to speak in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Richard.
(b) Northumberland.
(c) Gaunt.
(d) York.

15. 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 heartbroken and acting insane.
(d) He is threatening to commit suicide.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Bolingbroke send a message to in Act 3, Scene 1 that he has no ill-will towards?

2. Why does Gaunt seem aloof to his brother's death?

3. Who says "What a tide of woes comes rushing on this woeful land at once!" in Act 2, Scene 2?

4. What are the prophecies discussed in Act 2, Scene 4 supposed to forewarn?

5. Where is Gaunt to go after Act 1, Scene 2?

(see the answer keys)

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