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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who claims he has been blind for seven years on the stand at Lear's trial?
(a) Cleric.
(b) Old Sailor.
(c) Lear.
(d) Warrington.

4. Who enters with a wooden box in Act 1, Scene 7?
(a) Cordelia.
(b) Lear.
(c) The Gravedigger's Boy.
(d) The Carpenter.

5. Who enters carrying bread and water in Act 1, Scene 5?
(a) Warrington.
(b) Cordelia.
(c) The Gravedigger's Boy.
(d) Lear.

6. What is the setting of Act 1, Scene 5?
(a) The prison.
(b) The King's Quarters.
(c) The woods.
(d) The War Chamber.

7. What does the Wounded Soldier see before he dies onstage?
(a) The moon.
(b) The stars.
(c) The ocean.
(d) His wife.

8. Why does the Boy say his wife is upset?
(a) She's pregnant.
(b) She's been tortured.
(c) She was raped.
(d) She's crazy.

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

10. Who appears to Lear in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Councillor.
(b) Cordelia.
(c) Warrington.
(d) The Ghost.

11. What does the Gravedigger's Boy find in the well?
(a) Warrington's body.
(b) A knife.
(c) A soldier.
(d) A dead pig.

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

13. What has killed one of the workers on the wall?
(a) An explosion.
(b) A bear.
(c) A fallen stone.
(d) A fallen axe.

14. Whom does Lear accuse of betraying him in court?
(a) Councillor.
(b) Judge.
(c) Old Sailor.
(d) Warrington.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Lear order the workman killed in Act 1, Scene 1?

3. Who does the Gravedigger's Boy tell Lear has left him, and "wanted a horse to take him to town"?

4. Whose dress does Bodice wear in the prison cell?

5. Who intends to overthrow Lear in Act 1, Scene 1?

(see the answer keys)

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