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1. In the opening scene, the Duke of York reached an agreement with King Henry that led Henry's wife Margaret to accuse him of being "an unnatural father". What was the outcome of this negotiation?
2. King Henry's military commander, Lord Clifford, captured and murdered one of the Duke of York's sons during the Battle of Wakefield in Act I Scene III. Which son suffered this fate?
3. In Act I Scene IV, the Duke of York was forced to stand on a mole-hill, given a cloth soaked in his son's blood to wipe his face, and had a paper crown placed on his head. He was then stabbed to death by which two characters?
4. The future King Edward IV and his brother Richard witnessed a vision in Act II Scene I that led Edward to believe that the three surviving sons of York should join forces in order to achieve victory. What was the vision?
5. Shakespeare illustrated the horror of civil war in Act II Scene V when King Henry witnessed a soldier removing the armour from his dead opponent, only to discover that he had killed his own brother. True or false?
6. In Act III, Scene II, the newly crowned King Edward IV was petitioned by a widow named Lady Grey for the return of her husband's lands. Edward was prepared to grant her wishes, but placed what condition on his decision?
7. The action of 'Henry VI, part 3' moved across the channel to France for Act III Scene III of the play. Queen Margaret was at the French court to beg support for her deposed husband's cause, while the Earl of Warwick was in attendance to broker a marriage between King Edward IV and the French king's sister. Which French king were both protagonists visiting?
8. The Earl of Warwick and his French soldiers captured King Edward IV at his encampment in Warwickshire in Act IV Scene III. In which Yorkshire castle, owned by the Earl of Warwick, was he imprisoned?
9. King Edward IV finally secured his throne by defeating the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet in Act V Scene II and Queen Margaret's forces at Tewkesbury in Act V Scene V. Only one of the following characters survived these battles - which one?
10. In the penultimate scene of the play, King Henry VI was murdered. To whom did Shakespeare ascribe this final act of bloodshed?
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