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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. "The king reposeth all his confidence in thee." Who says this?
(a) Captain.
(b) Aumerle.
(c) Salisbury.
(d) Berkley.

2. How long is Mowbray banished from England?
(a) Twenty years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) Forty years.
(d) Life.

3. What do Mowbray and Bolingbroke state officially that they are fighting for at the duel?
(a) Both love the same woman.
(b) Both claim the other is a traitor.
(c) Both claim the other killed the Duke of Gloucester.
(d) Mowbray claims adultery while Bolingbroke claims theft.

4. Who in Ireland is worrying Richard in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Gypsies.
(b) Murderers.
(c) Vikings.
(d) Rebels.

5. How many gold coins does Bolingbroke accuse Mowbray of withholding from the army?
(a) 1,000.
(b) 5,000.
(c) 8,000.
(d) 10,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Bolingbroke specifically promise to "weed and pluck away" in Act 2, Scene 3?

2. How long is Bolingbroke originally banished from England?

3. "Well, he is gone, and with him go these thoughts." Who says this?

4. Who is the last character to speak in Act 2, Scene 1?

5. Who announces Gaunt's death?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Of what do Mowbray and Bolingbroke accuse one another in Act 1, Scene 1?

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

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

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

6. Summarize Bushy and Greens' final moments.

7. What does the Duchess of Gloucester beg for Gaunt to do in Act 1, Scene 2? How does he respond?

8. What is the Queen doing in the beginning of Act 3, Scene 4? What changes this behavior?

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

10. Whose power seems to be stronger as of Act 2, Scene 3: Richard's or Bolingbroke's?

(see the answer keys)

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