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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who claims he has been blind for seven years on the stand at Lear's trial?
(d) Old Sailor.
2. What does the Wounded Soldier see before he dies onstage?
(a) The ocean.
(b) The stars.
(c) The moon.
(d) His wife.
3. What does Lear ask of Fontanelle while in the prison cell?
(a) To kiss him goodbye.
(b) To sit on his lap.
(c) To sing to him.
(d) To let him brush her hair.
4. Why do the soldiers enter Lear's prison cell in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) To search it.
(b) To beat him.
(c) To take his daughters away.
(d) To take him to the tower.
5. Who is NOT present in Act 1, Scene 3?
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose dress does Bodice wear in the prison cell?
2. Which character says, "Virility! It'd be easier to get blood out of a stone, and far more probable. I've bribed a major on his staff to shoot him in the battle"?
3. Why does the Old Orderly come into Lear's cell?
4. Who enters carrying bread and water in Act 1, Scene 5?
5. Who says in an aside that she is disappointed in her husband?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the character of Warrington. What is his position? To whom is he loyal?
2. What does Lear offer to the strangers who arrive at the house? What is Thomas's reaction?
3. Why has Lear been spared in the prison? How does he escape?
4. How does Fontanelle feel about her husband? What does she say regarding him sexually?
5. Describe the symbolic relevance of the cradle and the wall. Compare and contrast the two.
6. Describe what happens at the end of Act 1, Scene 7 with the soldiers at the Gravedigger's Boy's house.
7. Why has Lear chosen to erect the wall? How long has it been in construction?
8. Why does Cordelia refuse to take the captured soldier into her army?
9. Why is the Farmer and his family leaving the land?
10. What does the Orderly say about his imprisonment to Lear in Act 2?
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