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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who speaks the last lines in the play?
(a) The Farmer's Son.
(b) The Ghost.
(c) Lear.
(d) Susan.

2. What happens to the prisoners who are led out in Act 2, Scene 6?
(a) They are freed.
(b) They are hanged.
(c) They are knighted.
(d) They are shot.

3. Whom does Carpenter have tied up when he arrives in Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) Lear.
(b) The Gravedigger's Boy.
(c) Cordelia.
(d) The soldiers.

4. Who tells Lear that Cordelia will come the following day in Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) Thomas.
(b) The Ghost.
(c) Councillor.
(d) Susan.

5. Who does Lear want to live for at the end of Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) The Ghost.
(b) Bodice.
(c) Fontanelle.
(d) Cordelia.

6. Why does the Small Man say he looks ragged to Thomas?
(a) He's been living with wolves.
(b) He's a spy.
(c) He was beaten by thugs.
(d) He was fighting in the war.

7. What does the Junior Officer do to Lear in the last scene?
(a) Leaves him.
(b) Frees him.
(c) Hangs him.
(d) Shoots him.

8. What do the prisoners pass around in Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) A bandage.
(b) A water can.
(c) Bread.
(d) A knife.

9. What frightens the pigs, making them run?
(a) Lear.
(b) Susan.
(c) The soldiers.
(d) The Ghost.

10. What does the Small Man say they're saying in the camps?
(a) That there's a revolution brewing.
(b) That Cordelia will have them all killed.
(c) That Lear will blow up the wall.
(d) That Lear is a traitor.

11. Who says, "You have two enemies, lies and the truth. You sacrifice truth to destroy lies, and you sacrifice life to destroy death. It isn't sane"?
(a) Bodice.
(b) Lear.
(c) Carpenter.
(d) Cordelia.

12. What does Fontanelle beg of Lear in Act 2?
(a) To kill himself.
(b) To reason with the soldiers to let them free.
(c) To let her be Queen.
(d) To kill her.

13. Who tries to convince Susan to leave with him?
(a) Thomas.
(b) Lear.
(c) John.
(d) The Ghost.

14. What has Cordelia ordered Lear to stop doing?
(a) Speaking publicly.
(b) Feeding the poor.
(c) Arresting soldiers.
(d) Fighting the rebels.

15. Who was buried near where Lear is in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) Susan and Thomas.
(b) Thomas and John.
(c) Warrington and the Gravedigger's Boy.
(d) Bodice and Fontanelle.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose food does Lear offer to the newcomers at the house?

2. Who says, "Men destroy themselves and say it's their duty? It's not possible"?

3. What does the prisoner do to Fontanelle's body?

4. Which character says, "If God made the world, might would always be right, that would be so wise, we'd be spared so much suffering. But we made the world--out of our smallness and weakness"?

5. Who is Susan's husband?

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