King Lear Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, Scene 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While King Lear is staying with Goneril, how does she command her servants to treat the King and his people?
(a) Poorly.
(b) Like royalty.
(c) Well.
(d) Disrespectfully.

2. Goneril and Regan believe that the King's banishment of the man who defended Cordelia against being disinherited was what?
(a) Logical.
(b) Rash.
(c) Hasty.
(d) Sound.

3. What sound precedes the King's entrance into a scene?
(a) Horns.
(b) A herald's announcement.
(c) Footfalls.
(d) Hoofbeats.

4. Who is the protagonist in the play?
(a) Duke of Cornwall.
(b) King Lear.
(c) Gloucester.
(d) Edmund.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. While King Lear is staying with Goneril, she complains that his knights are doing what?

2. When Cordelia refuses to profess her undying love for her father (the King), what does her father do?

3. Gloucester blames the effects of what for affecting relationships?

4. When King Lear announces that he is retiring, what does he want to do with his lands?

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

(see the answer key)

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