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Multiple Choice Questions

1. To aide in his disguise, what does Edgar do to his hair?
(a) He rubs mud in it.
(b) He knots it.
(c) He cuts it.
(d) He shaves it all off.

2. Kent comes to King Lear in disguise and offers his services in what position?
(a) An advisor.
(b) A servant.
(c) A fighter.
(d) A nobleman.

3. Oswald is what relation to Goneril?
(a) Her son.
(b) Her steward.
(c) Her cousin.
(d) Her husband.

4. What is the name of Edmund's legitimate brother?
(a) Ethan.
(b) Edgar.
(c) Edward.
(d) Eric.

5. Kent tells the gentleman of a coming conflict between Albany and Cornwall and asks the gentleman to take the report to where?
(a) London.
(b) Camelot.
(c) France.
(d) Dover.

6. Why does Edmund want his legitimate brother disinherited?
(a) So that Edmund can live as a nobleman.
(b) So that Edmund can have all their father's attention.
(c) So that Edmund can sell off all the land.
(d) So that Edmund can inherit everything.

7. In the first scene, an attendant is carrying a small crown meant for whom?
(a) Cordelia.
(b) Regan.
(c) Goneril.
(d) The Queen.

8. Lear refuses to leave the storm and go to safety without whom?
(a) Cordelia.
(b) The Fool.
(c) Edgar.
(d) Kent.

9. Who calls the hovel haunted?
(a) Edgar.
(b) Kent.
(c) The King.
(d) The Fool.

10. When Edmund tells his brother that his father is horribly angry with him, what does Edmund advise his brother to do?
(a) Write a letter to Gloucester to explain things.
(b) Go and talk to Gloucester to cool him off.
(c) Stay away from Gloucester until he cools off.
(d) Leave England until Gloucester cools off.

11. According to Goneril, while King Lear is staying with her, how often does King Lear wrong her?
(a) At least once an hour.
(b) At mealtimes with his demands.
(c) During the day with the demands of his followers.
(d) Day and night and every hour.

12. To aide in his disguise, what does Edgar cover his face with?
(a) Mud.
(b) Dirt.
(c) Leaves.
(d) Sand.

13. Who says, "Here's a night pities neither wise man nor fool"?
(a) Kent.
(b) The King.
(c) The Fool.
(d) Gloucester.

14. How does Edmund characterize the belief that people having in the stars and planets ruling their lives?
(a) As genuine.
(b) As preposterous.
(c) As superstitious.
(d) As truth.

15. What room in the house does Act I, Scene 4 take place?
(a) The hall.
(b) The entrance.
(c) The ballroom.
(d) The dining room.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Goneril's gentleman do that causes King Lear to strike him?

2. What is the name of the person who stands up for Cordelia when her father disinherits her?

3. King Lear has brought how many servants and knights to stay with Goneril?

4. 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?

5. Who says: "Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise"

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