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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Lear think attacked him in his sleep?
2. How does Lear order the workman killed in Act 1, Scene 1?
3. Where did the "wild man" hide?
4. 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"?
5. Which character says, "I've always wanted to sit on a man's lungs"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the Councillor tell Lear and the others is the fate of the Small Man? How does Lear react?
2. Why do Fontanelle and Bodice capture their husbands and keep them imprisoned?
3. Why did the Gravedigger's Son settle where he did? How did he discover the place where he lives?
4. What do Thomas and Ben reveal to Lear that they plan to do in Act 3, Scene 2? Why?
5. What does Lear go to do at the Wall in the final scene? Why?
6. What does Warrington advise the king regarding the war with Bodice and Fontanelle? What is Lear's reply?
7. What does Lear tell Fontanelle to do in order to be treated well? What does he tell her to refrain from?
8. What does Warrington reveal about Bodice and Fontanelle in Act 1, Scene 2? What is his course of action?
9. Why is the Ghost unhappy and crying in Act 3, Scene 3?
10. What is the significance of the location of Act 3, Scene 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Define the terms "action" and "objective." What are the overarching actions and objectives of Bodice and Fontanelle? How do these actions connect to the plot of the play?
Essay Topic 2
What is the primary motif in Lear? What is the definition of the term "motif"? How does Bond employ this motif as a means to further illustrate his theme?
Essay Topic 3
Who is the Ghost? What purpose does this character have in the play? How does he relate to Lear? How does this character compare with Warrington?
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