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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. Gloucester greets the news of the English taking prisoners with what thoughts?
(a) Thoughts of rescue.
(b) Thoughts of hopelessness.
(c) Thoughts of suicide.
(d) Thoughts of sadness.

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

3. Edgar stops in the middle of what area when he tells Gloucester that they are on a cliff?
(a) A barn.
(b) A river.
(c) A field.
(d) The forest.

4. Regan promises a promotion to Oswald if he finds and kills who?
(a) Gloucester.
(b) Edmund.
(c) Lear.
(d) Goneril.

5. Edgar, in his disguise as Poor Tom, agrees to lead Gloucester to the cliffs at which place?
(a) Dover.
(b) London.
(c) Avon.
(d) Avignon.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Edmund's response to Regan when she asks him if he slept with Goneril?

2. On the battlefield, Edgar sets Gloucester by a tree and tells him to pray for what?

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

4. Why did the King of France leave the French encampment and return to France?

5. Cordelia says that France is not fighting the English with which motivation?

Short Essay Questions

1. What warning does Regan ask Oswald to give to Goneril?

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

3. How do Edmund's actions when turning his father in to Cornwall indicate that he is dishonest?

4. Gloucester meets the news of Lear and Cordelia's capture with what?

5. How do Lear's and Gloucester's characters parallel each other?

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

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

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

9. How does Cornwall link the villainy in Edmund's family?

10. When Goneril hears of Cornwall's death, what are her concerns?

(see the answer keys)

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