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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 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.

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

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

4. Who was captured by the English army?
(a) Kent and Lear.
(b) Lear and Cordelia.
(c) Lear and the Marshal of France.
(d) Cordelia and the Marshal of France.

5. Albany arrests who for treason?
(a) Goneril and Edmund.
(b) Goneril and Regan.
(c) Goneril.
(d) Regan and Edmund.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells Goneril that she is becoming a monster and only her shape as a woman protects her?

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

3. Cornwall says that Edmund will find a better what with Cornwall than with Gloucester?

4. The messenger who delivers the news of Cornwall's death to Albany and Goneril also delivers a letter to Goneril from whom?

5. Who tells Kent of Cordelia's response to his letter?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. While Lear and his party are in the farmhouse, what action does Lear take that makes him appear to be suffering from madness?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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