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

2. Who is the first character to speak in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Richard.
(b) Berkley.
(c) Captain.
(d) Salisbury.

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

4. How long is Bolingbroke originally banished from England?
(a) Twenty years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) Forty years.
(d) Life.

5. What do the characters decide to do at the end of Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) They will invade Ireland on their own.
(b) They will wait.
(c) They will kill themselves.
(d) They will not stay.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many lines are in Act 3, Scene 1?

2. : For what day is the duel set?

3. To whom does Bolingbroke send a message to in Act 3, Scene 1 that he has no ill-will towards?

4. Which of the following is not a reason Bolingbroke is executing the prisoners?

5. Why is Richard confused about Gaunt's reaction towards Bolingbroke's sentence?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does York meet Bolingbroke at Berkley Castle?

2. How is Richard's kingship represented in Act 1, Scene 1?

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

4. What are the Duchess and the Duke discussing in the beginning of Act 5, Scene 2? What happened in the story?

5. How does Richard ultimately respond to the conflict of Act 1, Scene 1?

6. What is Bolingbroke going to do to Bushy and Green in Act 3, Scene 1? What are his reasons for doing so?

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

8. Why is the Duke of York not supportive of Bolingbroke's revolution?

9. 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?

10. How does Bolingbroke justify taking license to execute?

(see the answer keys)

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