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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. "Well, he is gone, and with him go these thoughts." Who says this?
(a) Richard.
(b) Green.
(c) Lord Aumerle.
(d) Bagot.

3. Why is Richard confused about Gaunt's reaction towards Bolingbroke's sentence?
(a) Richard thought Gaunt was dying, and everyone else was laughing.
(b) Gaunt took part in the verdict decision making.
(c) Gaunt told Richard that Bolingbroke had threatened him, and he wanted him exiled.
(d) Gaunt usually does not react so emotionally.

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

5. What do the characters decide to do at the end of Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) They will invade Ireland on their own.
(b) They will kill themselves.
(c) They will wait.
(d) They will not stay.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gaunt call Richard in Act 2, Scene 1?

2. How does York regard Bolingbroke's acting against the king?

3. Which of the following lines is what the Queen says to the bearer of the news of Bolingbroke?

4. What is Gaunt talking about during his famous speech in Act 2, Scene 1?

5. Who is the first character to speak in Act 2, Scene 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. Whose power seems to be stronger as of Act 2, Scene 3: Richard's or Bolingbroke's?

2. Who is Bolingbroke looking for in Act 5, Scene 3? Describe what you know of this person.

3. What do Gaunt and York discuss privately in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?

4. What do Richard and the Queen seem to be more pained by: losing the monarchy or each other? Why?

5. What is the Queen doing in the beginning of Act 3, Scene 4? What changes this behavior?

6. What happens immediately preceding the official start of the duel?

7. How is Richard's kingship represented in Act 1, Scene 1?

8. How does Bolingbroke justify taking license to execute?

9. When is it apparent in the play that Richard will be succeeded?

10. What does Mowbray admit to during the feud of the first scene?

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