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

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

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

4. Which is the final line of Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) "As much good stay with thee as go with me."
(b) "The last leave of thee takes my weeping eye."
(c) "To God, the widow's champion and defence."
(d) "Desolate, desolate will I hence and die."

5. Who is Woodstock?
(a) Mowbray.
(b) Gaunt.
(c) Richard
(d) The Duke of Gloucester.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who stops the duel as it begins?

2. How long is Bolingbroke originally banished from England?

3. "What my tongue speaks my right drawn sword may prove." Who says this?

4. What does Gaunt mock while he speaks with Richard in Act 2, Scene 1?

5. What is the setting of Act 3, Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. Whose well-being is Bolingbroke concerned about after dismissing Bushy and Green to their execution? What does he do to ensure this well-being?

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

3. What does the Queen learn while eavesdropping?

4. Describe what happens right before the duel between Mowbray and Bolingbroke is to begin.

5. How does Richard greet England upon returning from Ireland?

6. Who in Act 2, Scene 4 tries to persuade the other to remain waiting for Richard? Why?

7. What is the news that ultimately destroys Richard's spirits? What does he do?

8. What happens at the end of Act 5, Scene 1? What does this say of York?

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

10. How does Bolingbroke justify taking license to execute?

(see the answer keys)

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