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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. After hearing the news of Cornwall's death, Albany vows to take revenge for what act of Cornwall's?
(a) Not keeping the women out of the plans.
(b) The blinding of Gloucester.
(c) Not keeping Goneril at Cornwall.
(d) The escape of the King.

2. Where does Act 4, Scene 3 take place?
(a) In a town.
(b) Outside the French encampment.
(c) In a forest.
(d) At the French encampment.

3. Cordelia enters Act 4, Scene 4 with what instruments sounding?
(a) Trumpets.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Drums.
(d) Horns.

4. Who confirms the death of Cornwall to Cordelia and the doctor?
(a) Lear.
(b) Kent.
(c) Edmund.
(d) Edgar.

5. Edmund promises not to allow Albany to have mercy on whom after the battle?
(a) Lear and Cordelia.
(b) Cordelia and Goneril.
(c) Gloucester and Edgar.
(d) Lear and Edgar.

Short Answer Questions

1. The stage directions have the battle between the English and the French taking place where?

2. Who states that Goneril is a better soldier than Albany?

3. How does Goneril die?

4. What emotion does Edgar feel when he sees that his father is blind?

5. How does Edgar lead the blind Gloucester from the heath to the cliffs?

Short Essay Questions

1. Albany already sympathizes with the King. What action by Goneril is likely to make him turn completely against her?

2. In terms of the plot, what is Act 5, Scene 2 designed to do?

3. At the end of the play, why is Lear happy?

4. Goneril and Regan dismiss Albany's desire to not hurt the King and say that what matters?

5. What plants the seeds of discord between Goneril and Regan?

6. How does Edgar use his father's blindness to trick him?

7. Although Lear does not want to see Cordelia, what is Cordelia's goal?

8. What does Cordelia consider her father to be suffering from?

9. How did Cordelia respond to Kent's letter, according to the gentleman?

10. What does Edgar mean when he says "Yet better thus, and known to be contemned, Than still contemned and flattered."

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