King Lear Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, Scene 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which character does the line "when old fools are babes again" refer to?
(a) Duke of Albany.
(b) The Fool.
(c) King of France.
(d) King Lear.

2. In Act I, Scene 3, what are the names of the characters who speak?
(a) Goneril and Oswald.
(b) King Lear and Oswald.
(c) King Lear and Goneril.
(d) Goneril, Oswald, and King Lear.

3. When King Lear gets ready to depart Goneril's house, what is his method of travel?
(a) By cart.
(b) On horseback.
(c) By carriage.
(d) By foot.

4. Who says: "Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise"
(a) King Lear.
(b) The Fool.
(c) Regan.
(d) Goneril.

5. Who is Edmund's father?
(a) Kent.
(b) King Lear.
(c) Burgundy.
(d) Gloucester.

Short Answer Questions

1. Gloucester, when mentioning the effect of the stars and planets on relationships, says that these effects have caused King Lear to do what to Cordelia?

2. Edmund cuts his arm with what weapon after he and Edgar pretend to fight?

3. To aide in his disguise, what does Edgar do to his hair?

4. To aide in his disguise, what does Edgar cover his face with?

5. What is the name of Edmund's legitimate brother?

(see the answer key)

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