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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. Which of the following is a quote by Richard in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) "Obedience bids I should not bid again."
(b) "We were not born to sue, but to command."
(c) "O God defend my soul from such deep sin!"
(d) "Mine honour is my life, both grow in one."

2. Who is the first character to speak in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Mowbray.
(b) Bolingbroke
(c) Richard.
(d) Gaunt.

3. What is the final line of Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) "Witnessing storms to come, woe and unrest."
(b) "And crossly to thy good all fortune goes."
(c) "I see thy glory like a shooting star."
(d) "Ah, Richard! With the eyes of heavy mind."

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

5. Which of the following character is not in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Green.
(b) Willoughby.
(c) Aumerle.
(d) Bushy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells of Bolingbroke's arrival in England?

2. What does York warn Gaunt in Act 2, Scene 1?

3. What is the major concern of Act 2, Scene 4?

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

5. : For what day is the duel set?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Richard announce he will do at the end of Act 2, Scene 1? What do we learn will happen upon his doing so?

2. 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?

3. In Act 1, Scene 2, what does the Duchess of Gloucester seem to be saying she is going to do?

4. Which other scene in the play is Act 4, Scene 1 most comparable to? Why?

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

6. How does Bolingbroke justify taking license to execute?

7. How does Act 3, Scene 3 end?

8. What is the major revelation of Act 1, Scene 4?

9. Why doesn't Richard trust Bolingbroke's relationship with the people of England?

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

(see the answer keys)

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