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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Lear help the Wife do?
(a) Hang laundry.
(b) Pick vegetables.
(c) Gather the pigs.
(d) Cook dinner.

2. What does Lear find on the ground in Act 1, Scene 5?
(a) A sword.
(b) Blood.
(c) Bread.
(d) A dead soldier.

3. What does Bodice say regarding the prisons in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) They've been burned.
(b) They had to be evacuated.
(c) They are empty.
(d) They are overflowing.

4. What does Bodice say as she leaves Lear's prison cell?
(a) Mother's dead. I must serve tea.
(b) I'm taking you to hell with me.
(c) You'll be executed tomorrow.
(d) The war has ended.

5. Who does Lear claim are his enemies?
(a) Duke of South and Duke Willingshead.
(b) Duke of North and Duke of Ireland.
(c) Duke of Cornwall and Duke of North.
(d) Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Stonewall.

6. What does the Boy say his wife keeps?
(a) Horses.
(b) Pigs.
(c) Cattle.
(d) Sheep.

7. Who is the first to sit on the witness stand at Lear's trial?
(a) Warrington.
(b) Fontanelle.
(c) Cleric.
(d) Bodice.

8. What does the Carpenter bring to the Wife?
(a) A pig.
(b) A blanket.
(c) A cradle.
(d) Bread.

9. Which character says, "Politics is the higher form of justice"?
(a) Bodice.
(b) Lear.
(c) Fontanelle.
(d) Judge.

10. Who has died at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Bodice.
(b) A workman.
(c) Lear.
(d) The Gravedigger's Boy.

11. Who asks to stay with Lear in his cell?
(a) The Ghost.
(b) The Orderly.
(c) Ben.
(d) Cordelia.

12. What is the setting at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) A parade ground.
(b) A church.
(c) A battle field.
(d) A prison.

13. Why does Bodice say she had troops bring North and Cornwall back?
(a) She loves her husband.
(b) They need their armies.
(c) They will fight the rebels.
(d) They are heroic.

14. What weapons do the rebel soldiers carry?
(a) Scimitars.
(b) Swords.
(c) Rifles.
(d) Battle-axes.

15. Who initially protests the execution of the workman at the wall?
(a) Fontanelle.
(b) Bodice.
(c) Cornelia.
(d) The Gravedigger's Boy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to the gift Fontanelle was given as a child?

2. Who is planning to marry the Duke of North?

3. Who shoots the workman in Act 1, Scene 1?

4. What does the Gravedigger's Boy say his wife would like to do?

5. Who claims he has been blind for seven years on the stand at Lear's trial?

(see the answer keys)

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