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. What does Edgar give Albany in the British encampment?

2. Regan suspects that Goneril and Edmund are doing what?

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

4. Edmund tells a captain to kill Cordelia and make it look like what?

5. Who states that Goneril is a better soldier than Albany?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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

Essay Topic 3

One of the first things that King Lear does is give up his kingdom. The end result is chaos for England. Using examples from the play, discuss whether you think this was a mistake by King Lear and how the play shows whether this was a mistake by King Lear or not.

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