Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. While Kent warns the gentleman of the coming conflict between Albany and Cornwall, what are the spies of France doing?
2. In Act I, Scene 3, what are the names of the characters who speak?
3. Who are the three speakers in Act 2, Scene 1?
4. Lear refuses to leave the storm and go to safety without whom?
5. If Edmund cannot get his brother disinherited, how much of his father's inheritance will Edmund inherit?
Short Essay Questions
1. The Fool's ambiguous statements while he and Lear are wandering in the storm imply that the Fool thinks Lear is what?
2. What actions of the King does Gloucester fret about in Act I, Scene II?
3. When Edgar leaves Edmund at the end of Act I, Scene II, why does Edmund laugh?
4. When the Duke of Cornwall and Regan commiserate with Gloucester about his traitorous son, what do they suggest was the influence on Edgar?
5. The Fools says who will whip him and for what?
6. What is ironic about Gloucester bemoaning that he was betrayed by his son?
7. What warning does Regan ask Oswald to give to Goneril?
8. Goneril complains to Oswald about her father's behavior for what reason?
9. The storm is distracting the King from what?
10. Before Lear and his retinue depart for Regan's house, what does the Fool tell Lear?
Essay Topic 1
Who are the villains in the play, and why are they villains? What characteristics do they posses and actions do they take to show they are villains? Use the text to provide support for your answers.
Essay Topic 2
Would Edgar would make a good King of England? Why or why not? Please support your answer with examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
In the play, King Lear goes mad and recovers. In what ways does King Lear contribute to his madness and recovery, and in what ways is the madness thrust upon him? Support your answer with examples from the text.
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