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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. What does Edmund have that is supposedly from his brother?
(a) A letter.
(b) A seal.
(c) A ring.
(d) A book.

2. When King Lear announces that he is retiring, what does he want to do with his lands?
(a) Give them equally to his son-in-laws.
(b) Reward his youngest daughter with the lands.
(c) Choose one of his daughters to be Queen.
(d) Divide them equally amongst his daughters.

3. Where does Act I, Scene 3 take place?
(a) The Duke of Burgundy's palace.
(b) The Duke of Albany's palace.
(c) The King's palace.
(d) Goneril's summer home.

4. What does Kent give to the gentleman to show Cordelia?
(a) A letter.
(b) His seal.
(c) A ring.
(d) A necklace.

5. King Lear is trying to find his fool who has been missing for how long?
(a) Two days.
(b) Two weeks.
(c) Three days.
(d) Three weeks.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Goneril, while King Lear is staying with her, how often does King Lear wrong her?

2. What punishment will King Lear's daughters give the Fool for speaking the truth?

3. Regan and Goneril tell Lear that he is what type of a man?

4. Who is Gloucester's illegitimate son?

5. The paper Edmund has, which he is going to show to Gloucester as proof of his brother's treachery, says that the older generation should do what with their riches?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What act of nature is ravaging the earth and Lear?

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

4. What does the Fool compare Lear too?

5. What request, by Goneril, drives the King to leave her house?

6. Why does Edmund bemoan the fact that he is illegitimate?

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

8. Goneril complains to Oswald about her father's behavior for what reason?

9. How are Kent's actions in relation to Oswald similar to Cordelia's actions in relation to Lear?

10. Goneril wants King Lear to leave her home and go where?

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