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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the king's order to kill Clarence a result of?
(a) His fear of another war.
(b) His fear of his brother.
(c) His fear or losing power.
(d) His fear of infighting.

2. How is Clarence murdered?
(a) He is poisoned.
(b) He is drawn and quartered.
(c) He is stabbed.
(d) He is beheaded.

3. Where does Richard eventually order Henry's body be taken?
(a) Darkfriars.
(b) Whitefriars.
(c) Dampfriars.
(d) Blackfriars.

4. What is the name of the bishop who gathers with Hastings, Stanley, and Buckingham to discuss Edward's coronation date?
(a) Bishop Duke.
(b) Bishop Ely.
(c) Bishop Canterbury.
(d) Bishop Guy.

5. How does the third speaker characterize the queen's brothers in Act II, scene iii?
(a) Christian and humble.
(b) Obnoxious and spoiled.
(c) Haughty and proud.
(d) Accomplished and virtuous.

6. What is the name of the Lord the three men who are about to be put to death criticize?
(a) Lord Turbout.
(b) Lord Farley.
(c) Lord Greeley.
(d) Lord Ratcliffe.

7. Who does Anne say killed the physical bodies of Henry and Edward of Wales?
(a) Raley.
(b) Raliegh.
(c) Richmond.
(d) Richard.

8. What type of person does Richard want to be?
(a) A malcontent.
(b) A helper.
(c) A villan.
(d) A religious man.

9. Who is speaking in Act II, scence iii?
(a) Two citizens.
(b) Two noblemen.
(c) Two soldiers.
(d) Two gentlemen.

10. What do the characters do with Margaret's warnings?
(a) Write them down.
(b) Ignore them.
(c) Laugh at them.
(d) Take them to heart.

11. Who asks God that Rivers, Dorset and Lord Hastings die young?
(a) Edward.
(b) Margaret.
(c) Henry.
(d) Elizabeth.

12. What was Clarence's dream foretelling?
(a) His life.
(b) Richard's death.
(c) His death.
(d) Richard's life.

13. What is the imagery used for the change in power after King Edward's death?
(a) An approaching storm.
(b) A herd of horses.
(c) A thunder cloud.
(d) An arriving ship.

14. Richard tells Edward that his other uncles are what?
(a) Treasonous.
(b) Humorless.
(c) False friends.
(d) Enemies.

15. Why does Richard say he cannot be loved?
(a) Because of his brothers.
(b) Because he is rich.
(c) Because he is not king.
(d) Because of his looks.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Richard send Anne when the funeral is over?

2. Over how long in actual history do the play's events take place?

3. Who is Stanley loyal to?

4. What does Richard say is the cause of Henry and Edward's deaths?

5. Where are Grey, Rivers and Vaughan brought to be put to death?

(see the answer keys)

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