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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which character says, "They are my sheep and if one of them is lost I'd take fire to hell to bring him out"?
(a) Cordelia.
(b) Bodice.
(c) Lear.
(d) Warrington.

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

3. Who is leading the rebel army against the sisters?
(a) Councillor.
(b) Warrington.
(c) Cordelia.
(d) The Gravedigger's Boy.

4. Who stabs knitting needles into Warrington's ears?
(a) Bodice.
(b) Fontanelle.
(c) Lear.
(d) Cordelia.

5. Why do the soldiers enter Lear's prison cell in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) To take his daughters away.
(b) To take him to the tower.
(c) To beat him.
(d) To search it.

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

7. Who accompanies Lear in Act 1, Scene 5?
(a) Warrington.
(b) Councillor.
(c) Cordelia.
(d) Bodice.

8. What is Bodice doing at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Writing.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Knitting.
(d) Pacing.

9. Who is planning to marry the Duke of North?
(a) Fontanelle.
(b) Cornelia.
(c) Susan.
(d) Bodice.

10. Who has asked Warrington to betray the king?
(a) The Captain.
(b) Cordelia.
(c) Lear's daughters.
(d) The Gravedigger's Boy.

11. Where did the "wild man" hide?
(a) The trees.
(b) The well.
(c) The house.
(d) The bushes.

12. Who intends to overthrow Lear in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Thomas.
(b) Cordelia.
(c) His daughters.
(d) Warrington.

13. What does Bodice hand to Fontanelle in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Her mirror.
(b) Warrants to sign.
(c) Their marriage licenses.
(d) Her wool.

14. What does Fontanelle complain about in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Her hands are cold.
(b) She is hungry.
(c) Her feet are wet.
(d) She doesn't approve of the wall.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Fontanelle say posed for her husband's portraits?

2. What do the soldiers do to the wife of the Gravedigger's Boy?

3. Who suggests the workman be imprisoned rather than executed?

4. Who foretells how Lear's army will attack in Act 1, Scene 3?

5. Who asks to stay with Lear in his cell?

(see the answer keys)

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