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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where does Act 2, Scene 1 take place?
(a) Albany's castle.
(b) Gloucester's castle.
(c) Goneril's castle.
(d) Lear's castle.

3. Gloucester tells Edmund there has been a falling out between which two dukes?
(a) Albany and Camelot.
(b) Albany and Cornwall.
(c) Burgundy and Albany.
(d) Cornwall and Burgundy.

4. Cornwall and Regan administer what punishment to Kent?
(a) They put him in the stocks.
(b) They beat him.
(c) They whip him.
(d) They hang him.

5. When Cordelia refuses to profess her undying love for her father (the King), what does her father do?
(a) Her father takes back the jewels.
(b) Her father hits her.
(c) Her father disowns her.
(d) Her father yells at her.

6. Who is Gloucester's illegitimate son?
(a) Edward.
(b) Edmund.
(c) Ethan.
(d) Eric.

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

8. Edgar hides in what location to escape his pursuers?
(a) An abandoned shack.
(b) A hollow of a tree.
(c) In tree branches.
(d) Under a bush.

9. Lear states that Edgar is the natural man, after his ravings, because of what?
(a) Edgar is unburdened by heartache.
(b) Edgar is mad.
(c) Edgar is letting his own mind run free.
(d) Edgar owes nobody anything.

10. What did Goneril's gentleman do that causes King Lear to strike him?
(a) Refusing one of the knight's requests.
(b) Chiding the Fool.
(c) Entering a building before the King.
(d) Chiding the King.

11. Edmund is going to betray Gloucester to whom?
(a) The knights.
(b) The Earl.
(c) The King.
(d) The Duke.

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

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

14. Lear says that the weather is not unkind in its actions of a storm because why?
(a) It simply acts as nature will.
(b) It doesn't need any man to be a storm.
(c) It has reason to be stormy.
(d) It has no reason to be obligated to him.

15. When Lear bemoans his treatment at Goneril's house, what does Regan say?
(a) Regan agrees with Lear.
(b) Regan defends Goneril.
(c) Regan says that she will be different.
(d) Regan doesn't say anything.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lear refuses to leave the storm and go to safety without whom?

2. Who says, "Here's a night pities neither wise man nor fool"?

3. Goneril's goal is to have King Lear go and stay with whom, rather than stay at her house?

4. Where does Act I, Scene 3 take place?

5. Where does Act 1, Scene 5 take place?

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