Lear Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one of the main themes of Lear?

2. Who is brought in with a rebel soldier in Act 2, Scene 5?

3. Who is McFearson?

4. What year was <i>Lear</i> written?

5. What happened to Lear before leaving the prison cell?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the production history of Bond's Lear. How has it been received by the public? What characteristics of the play make it controversial? Why?

Essay Topic 2

What is the climax of Lear? How does this climax reflect both the actions in the play and the thematic climax? What has been sacrificed?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Lear and the Ghost. How are these characters similar? How are they different? What is ironic about their friendship?

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