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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. How are Gaunt and Bolingbroke related?
(a) Father and son.
(b) Uncle and nephew.
(c) Cousins.
(d) Brothers.

2. "Where then, alas, may I complain myself?" Who says this?
(a) The Duchess of Gloucester.
(b) Richard.
(c) Gaunt.
(d) Woodstock.

3. What is Gaunt's final line?
(a) "Convey me to my bed, then to my grave."
(b) "Words, life and all old Lancaster hath spent."
(c) "Love they to live that love and honour have."
(d) "Live in thy shame, but die not shame with thee."

4. Who stops the duel as it begins?
(a) Richard.
(b) Gaunt.
(c) The Duchess of Gloucester.
(d) The Queen.

5. Who was Richard's uncle and Gaunt's brother?
(a) The Duke of Kent.
(b) The Duke of Gloucester.
(c) Lord Edmonton of Bath.
(d) The Duke of Lancaster.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who announces Gaunt's death?

2. Who does Bolingbroke put in charge of escorting the prisoners away?

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

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

5. Who is prisoner in Act 3, Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What would it seem that Exton is going to do in Act 5, Scene 4?

2. How is Richard going to dismantle the finances of England to pay for his war in Ireland?

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

4. What is Richard told has happened to the Welsh army? How does Richard respond?

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

6. Why does the Captain think Richard is dead?

7. 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?

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

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

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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