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

2. The man who leads the blind Earl of Gloucester into the heath claims what relationship to the Earl?
(a) A tenant.
(b) A man-at-arms.
(c) A servant.
(d) A soldier.

3. Regan complains about not feeling well while fighting with whom about Edmund?
(a) Goneril.
(b) Edgar.
(c) Her father.
(d) Albany.

4. What is Edmund's response to Regan when she asks him if he slept with Goneril?
(a) Refusal.
(b) He ignores her.
(c) Denial.
(d) He agrees.

5. Why did the King of France leave the French encampment and return to France?
(a) Because his life was in danger.
(b) So he wouldn't have to fight.
(c) There was important business to take care of in France.
(d) He didn't want to see King Lear.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who brings Cordelia the news that the British armies are marching towards them?

2. When the King of France leaves the French encampment, who does he leave in charge?

3. Edmund fakes feeling what about turning in his father?

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

5. Who loses the battle according to the news Edgar brings?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What happens to Cordelia, Regan, and Goneril by the end of the play?

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

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

8. What caused Lear's madness?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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