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

2. Who does Bolingbroke specifically promise to "weed and pluck away" in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Bushy and Bagot.
(b) Richard.
(c) Green.
(d) All of the above.

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

4. Who is at Bristow Castle in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) The Earl of Wiltshire.
(b) Abbot of Westminster.
(c) Earl of Salisbury.
(d) The Duke of Aumerle.

5. Who speaks first in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) The Queen.
(b) The Duke of York.
(c) Richard.
(d) Bushy.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are Gaunt and Bolingbroke related?

2. Who says "What a tide of woes comes rushing on this woeful land at once!" in Act 2, Scene 2?

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

4. How does York regard Bolingbroke's acting against the king?

5. Which of the following characters is the only one to speak in Act 2, Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Act 3, Scene 3 end?

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

3. Summarize Bushy and Greens' final moments.

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

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

6. What does Bushy announce in Act 1, Scene 4 and how does Richard react?

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 does Act 5, Scene 5 end?

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

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

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