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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. On the battlefield, Edgar sets Gloucester by a tree and tells him to pray for what?
(a) That his sons will survive the fight.
(b) That the English win and Lear is restored to his throne.
(c) That the French will win and Lear will be victorious.
(d) That the right side will be victorious.

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

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

4. Lear conducts a mock trial of his daughters; who serves as the judges?
(a) Edgar and The Fool.
(b) Edgar and Kent.
(c) Edgar, Kent, and The Fool.
(d) Kent and The Fool.

5. People who see Gloucester's crippled condition are turning against whom?
(a) Albany and Edmund.
(b) Regan and Albany.
(c) Edmund and Goneril.
(d) Regan and Edmund.

Short Answer Questions

1. Regan promises a promotion to Oswald if he finds and kills who?

2. Edmund says it will be best, and will support his story, if he finds Gloucester doing what?

3. Cordelia says she is guiding the French army against the English only because of what?

4. Edgar is left alone at the farmhouse and hopes that the King will be able to do what?

5. Where do Lear, The Fool, Kent, and Gloucester go when they leave the farmhouse?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Edgar pray for while Lear is asleep in the farmhouse?

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

6. In terms of the plot, the description of Cordelia's response to Kent's letter paves the way for what?

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

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

9. The comments of the servants to Regan after Gloucester is blinded indicate what?

10. Who opposes Albany's position with the King?

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