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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many of King Lear's daughters are married?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

2. Kent points out that there is a hovel nearby and asks the King to do what?
(a) Take shelter in it.
(b) Go dry out in it.
(c) Clean it.
(d) Sit by the fire in it.

3. Where does Act 1, Scene 5 take place?
(a) In the stable of the Duke of Albany's palace.
(b) In the upstairs of the Duke of Albany's palace.
(c) In the hall of the Duke of Albany's palace.
(d) In the court before the Duke of Albany's palace.

4. What event caused the Fool to pine away?
(a) Cordelia leaving for France.
(b) The King going to Goneril's home.
(c) The King leaving his palace.
(d) Cordelia not professing her love for the King.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. King Lear is trying to find his fool who has been missing for how long?

2. What does Edmund have that is supposedly from his brother?

3. Who is the protagonist in the play?

4. The gentleman on the hearth tells Kent that Lear is doing what in the storm?

5. Who is Edmund's father?

Short Essay Questions

1. Lear feels like he has lost his identity at Goneril's house for what reason?

2. When Lear arrives at Regan's castle, what is one of the actions Regan takes to show that she is selfish?

3. The storm is distracting the King from what?

4. What does the letter Edmund has, that is supposedly from Edgar, say?

5. What information does Kent want the gentleman to take to Dover?

6. What is ironic about Goneril's behavior towards her father, while he is at her house?

7. How are Goneril and Regan shown to be disloyal daughters in the play?

8. What does the Fool compare Lear too?

9. Why is King Lear dividing up his kingdom?

10. The Fool's ambiguous statements while he and Lear are wandering in the storm imply that the Fool thinks Lear is what?

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