King Lear Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who poisoned Regan?

2. Edgar, in his disguise as Poor Tom, agrees to lead Gloucester to the cliffs at which place?

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

4. Why did the King of France leave the French encampment and return to France?

5. After Cornwall's death, who leads his army?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Using examples from the text, how are Goneril and Regan alike and different in their actions, characteristic, motivations, and reaction to their father?

Essay Topic 2

How does King Lear portray service? Who serves? What sort of authority and relationships are related to service in the play? Does service, as used in the play, belong to family or to the state? Why? Please support your answer with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Using examples from the text, what are the connections between the main plot and the subplot in the play?

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