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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 will Richard handle the situation in Ireland?
(a) He has ordered an army to invade.
(b) He will see how the situation plays out for another month.
(c) He will go there himself.
(d) He will send Green.

2. Who is Northumberland's son?
(a) Percy.
(b) Willoughby.
(c) Bolingbroke.
(d) Ross.

3. Which of the following characters is the only one to speak in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Aumerle.
(b) Green.
(c) The Queen.
(d) Bushy.

4. What are the prophecies discussed in Act 2, Scene 4 supposed to forewarn?
(a) The king is dead.
(b) England is to be overthrown.
(c) There will be a plague.
(d) The war is doomed.

5. Which nation does York refer to as he discusses vanity?
(a) France.
(b) Italy.
(c) Russia.
(d) Switzerland.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are Gaunt and Bolingbroke related?

2. What does Northumberland then confide to Ross and Willoughby in Act 2, Scene 1?

3. What is the last line of Act 3, Scene 1?

4. Who announces Gaunt's death?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Are Richard and the Queen allowed to be together? Where are they being sent?

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

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

4. How long have the Captain and Salisbury been waiting for Richard? Have they heard from them? Who else is waiting with them?

5. Who is sent to meet with Richard inside Flint Castle? What happens?

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

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

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

9. What do Richard and the Queen seem to be more pained by: losing the monarchy or each other? Why?

10. What is the conversation in Flint Castle between Richard and Aumerle immediately following the one with Northumberland?

(see the answer keys)

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