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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Lear beg the son not to do in Act 2, Scene 7?
(a) Desert him.
(b) Go to the work camps.
(c) Join the army.
(d) Leave the country.

2. Why is the Ghost upset with Lear in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) He didn't tell Cornelia he was there.
(b) He refused to die nobly.
(c) He accused the Ghost of murder.
(d) He stole from the watchmen.

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

4. Where are the civilians being sent in Act 2, Scene 7?
(a) To the well.
(b) To the highlands.
(c) To war.
(d) A work camp.

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

6. What is the story about that Lear tells in Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) A horse.
(b) A soldier.
(c) A carpenter.
(d) A bird.

7. Who arrives asking for water in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Carpenter.
(b) The Small Man.
(c) Constable.
(d) Cordelia.

8. What does Cordelia ask of Lear in Act 3?
(a) To stop speaking against the government.
(b) To leave the country.
(c) To free the pigs.
(d) To hand over the stowaways.

9. Whom does Lear want to write to in Act 2, Scene 7?
(a) Fontanelle.
(b) The Gravedigger's Boy.
(c) Bodice.
(d) Cordelia.

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

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

12. Where does the Ghost promise to lead Lear after leaving the prison?
(a) To the cemetery.
(b) To the battle field.
(c) To the church.
(d) To the house he lived in.

13. Who wrote the original <i>King Lear</i> upon which Bond based his play?
(a) Wilson.
(b) Williams.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Shaw.

14. For whom does Lear call when he's being led by the soldiers?
(a) Bodice.
(b) Cordelia.
(c) Ophelia.
(d) The Ghost.

15. Who approaches Lear and the Ghost in Act 2, Scene 7?
(a) Fontanelle.
(b) A farmer.
(c) Bodice.
(d) Cordelia.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Carpenter tell Fontanelle has been captured?

2. What does Carpenter tell the soldiers they don't have left?

3. What do the soldiers contemplate doing in Act 2, Scene 5?

4. What is one of the main themes of Lear?

5. Why doesn't Thomas want the others to stay at the house?

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