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Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does Fontanelle die?
(a) She is poisoned.
(b) She is hanged.
(c) She is beheaded.
(d) She is shot.

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

5. Who says, "I came here when I was cold and hungry and afraid. I wasn't turned away, and I won't turn anyone away"?
(a) Susan.
(b) The Small Man.
(c) Lear.
(d) Thomas.

6. Who returns in Act 2, Scene 6?
(a) The Steward.
(b) The child.
(c) The Ghost.
(d) Cordelia.

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

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

9. Who is McFearson?
(a) Lear's son.
(b) The Small Man.
(c) The Gravedigger Boy's son.
(d) Cordelia's husband.

10. What is one of the main themes of Lear?
(a) Sex.
(b) Violence.
(c) Love.
(d) Beauty.

11. Who does Lear ask to lead him on a journey in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) Susan.
(b) Carpenter.
(c) Thomas.
(d) Cordelia.

12. What does Thomas say to the villagers after Lear has kicked them all out?
(a) To go to Cordelia.
(b) To wait in the village.
(c) To leave the country.
(d) To go to the camps.

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

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

15. Who asks Lear to stand up in Act 2, Scene 7?
(a) The farmer.
(b) Cordelia.
(c) The farmer's wife.
(d) The Ghost.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Lear say, "Don't ask them for favours. Walk with us. Be gentle and don't pull," in Act 2, Scene 5?

2. What has Cordelia ordered Lear to stop doing?

3. Who is leading Lear in Act 3, Scene 4?

4. What role does Lear play in the play?

5. Why is the Ghost upset with Lear in Act 3, Scene 3?

(see the answer keys)

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