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

2. What is the major concern of Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) The army is running out of food.
(b) There are rumors afloat Richard has been taken prisoner.
(c) The Queen is beginning to go insane.
(d) Richard has not returned from Ireland.

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

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

5. What do Mowbray and Bolingbroke state officially that they are fighting for at the duel?
(a) Both claim the other is a traitor.
(b) Both claim the other killed the Duke of Gloucester.
(c) Mowbray claims adultery while Bolingbroke claims theft.
(d) Both love the same woman.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character officially swears in Mowbray and Bolingbroke at the duel?

2. How long is Mowbray banished from England?

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

4. Who is the last to speak in Act 2, Scene 3?

5. "Though banish'd, yet a true born Englishman." Who says this quote?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Bushy, Bagot, and Green's different plans at the end of Act 2, Scene 2.

2. In the beginning of Act 3, Scene 3 there is information Bolingbroke and Richard each do not know, that the other does. What is this information for each party?

3. What worries the men in Act 2, Scene 4?

4. Summarize what Bolingbroke claims to be his cause and intent for invading England. How is this unlikely?

5. How is Act 1, Scene 1 different after the revelations of Scene 2?

6. Who is arriving at Ravenspurgh in Act 2, Scene 2? What does this mean?

7. How does Bolingbroke handle the murder of Richard?

8. What does Gaunt reveal in Act 1, Scene 2?

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

10. How long have the Captain and Salisbury been waiting for Richard? Have they heard from them? Who else is waiting with them?

(see the answer keys)

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