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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. Who of the following is not a character in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Berkeley.
(b) Willoughby.
(c) Sir Pierce of Exton.
(d) Ross.

2. Who says "What a tide of woes comes rushing on this woeful land at once!" in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) The Queen.
(b) The Duke of York.
(c) Bagot.
(d) Green.

3. What is the setting in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Ravenspurgh.
(b) London.
(c) Berkeley.
(d) Gloucestershire.

4. Who does the Servant announce has died in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) The Duchess of Gloucester.
(b) The Duke of Kent.
(c) Mowbray.
(d) Richard.

5. Of which quality of Bolingbroke does Richard worry?
(a) Bolingbroke is much stronger than Richard.
(b) He is gracious to and loved by the common people.
(c) Bolingbroke is always able to persuade people to take his side.
(d) His intelligence often outsmarted Richard in their youth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is fleeing straight to Richard after learning of Bolingbroke's arrival?

2. What do Bolingbroke and Mowbray accuse one another of?

3. What is Richard's reaction towards the news of Gaunt he receives in Act 1, Scene 4?

4. Who announces Gaunt's death?

5. What is Gaunt's final line?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Richard comforted in Act 3, Scene 2?

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

3. How long is Bolingbroke banished for and how does this change? Why? Why is Gaunt still upset?

4. Summarize Gaunt's conversation with Richard before he dies.

5. What do we learn has occurred in Northumberland's circle of Percy and the Duke of Worcester in Act 2, Scene 3? How does Percy introduce himself to Bolingbroke?

6. Describe Richard's condition in the beginning of Act 5, Scene 5. What is he doing?

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

8. How does Act 5, Scene 5 end?

9. What does Exton say Bolingbroke spoke twice in Act 5, Scene 4?

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

(see the answer keys)

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