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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is leading Lear in Act 3, Scene 4?
(a) Susan.
(b) Thomas.
(c) Jason.
(d) The Ghost.

2. What historical event shaped Edward Bond's writing?
(a) World War I.
(b) World War II.
(c) The Great Famine.
(d) The Vietnam War.

3. Where has Lear been taken from in Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) The prison.
(b) The graveyard.
(c) The well.
(d) The church.

4. What is used to kill Bodice?
(a) A bayonet.
(b) A rifle.
(c) A noose.
(d) Fire.

5. What does the prisoner do to Fontanelle's body?
(a) Autopsies it.
(b) Burns it.
(c) Removes it.
(d) Revives it.

6. Who meets Lear in the woods in Act 3?
(a) Cornelia and Carpenter.
(b) Bodice and Fontanelle.
(c) Susan and Carpenter.
(d) Susan and John.

7. Why doesn't Thomas want the others to stay at the house?
(a) They'll be persecuted.
(b) They are dangerous.
(c) They are soldiers.
(d) They are spies.

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

9. What does Lear do in the last scene of the play?
(a) Hangs himself.
(b) Shoots Cordelia.
(c) Attempts to dig up the wall.
(d) Chases away the pigs.

10. Who says, "I tried to follow you but when we got out in the open the wind was too strong, it pushed me back"?
(a) Bodice.
(b) The Ghost.
(c) Cordelia.
(d) Fontanelle.

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

12. Who is brought in with a rebel soldier in Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) Cordelia.
(b) Fontanelle.
(c) Bodice.
(d) Leonice.

13. Which character says, "For as long as I can remember there was misery and waste and suffering wherever you were. You live in your own mad world, you can't hear me"?
(a) Fontanelle.
(b) The Ghost.
(c) Cordelia.
(d) Lear.

14. What are the soldiers studying in Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) A canyon.
(b) A map.
(c) A dead soldier.
(d) A ravine.

15. Who offers to help Lear escape the prison?
(a) Fontanelle.
(b) Bodice.
(c) Carpenter.
(d) The Ghost.

Short Answer Questions

1. What role does Lear play in the play?

2. Who returns in Act 2, Scene 6?

3. Where are the civilians being sent in Act 2, Scene 7?

4. Where does Act 3, Scene 4 take place?

5. What does Thomas say to the villagers after Lear has kicked them all out?

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