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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. While Lear is in the town near the French encampment, he doesn't want to see Cordelia because he feels what?
(a) Shame.
(b) Sorrow.
(c) Guilt.
(d) Fear.

2. Kent wonders how such different daughters can come from the same what?
(a) Father.
(b) Mother.
(c) Family.
(d) House.

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

4. Who gives Edmund the office of Earl of Gloucester?
(a) The Duke of Albany.
(b) Goneril and Regan.
(c) The Duke of Burgundy.
(d) The Duke of Cornwall.

5. Goneril thinks that Gloucester should suffer what punishment?
(a) His skin should be removed.
(b) His hands should be cut off.
(c) He should be drawn and quartered.
(d) His eyes should be plucked out.

Short Answer Questions

1. Edmund laments promising himself to both sisters and figures out that the only way he is going to enjoy one of them is for what to happen?

2. When Gloucester is brought in and tied up, he asks Regan, Goneril, and Cornwall to not mistreat him because why?

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

4. How does Edmund die?

5. The man who leads the blind Earl of Gloucester into the heath claims what relationship to the Earl?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Cornwall punish Gloucester for his villainy?

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

4. What caused Lear's madness?

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

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

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

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

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

10. How is Lear able to recover from his madness?

(see the answer keys)

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