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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who arrives after the soldiers leave in Act 3 Scene 1?
(a) Ben.
(b) Cordelia.
(c) Fontanelle.
(d) Bodice.

3. What is one of Lear's greatest flaws?
(a) Self righteousness.
(b) Envy.
(c) Pity.
(d) Laziness.

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

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

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

7. Who does Carpenter tell Fontanelle has been captured?
(a) The Ghost.
(b) Lear.
(c) Bodice.
(d) Cordelia.

8. What does Lear kneel by in Act 2, Scene 7?
(a) The castle.
(b) The well.
(c) The wall.
(d) The river.

9. What sound startles the soldiers in Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) Cannon fire.
(b) A car.
(c) Gunshots.
(d) A train.

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

11. Who accompanies Lear in Act 2, Scene 7?
(a) Cordelia.
(b) The Ghost.
(c) Carpenter.
(d) Commandant.

12. 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) Carpenter.
(b) Lear.
(c) Cordelia.
(d) Bodice.

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

14. Who offers to go infiltrate the camps and gain support against the crown in Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) Ben.
(b) Cordelia.
(c) Thomas.
(d) Lear.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What formation is nearby in Act 2, Scene 7?

3. Who does Lear ask to lead him on a journey in Act 3, Scene 3?

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

5. Who leads Susan back into the house at the end of Act 3, Scene 2?

(see the answer keys)

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