King Lear quiz (ENG 2017)

Lear is king of what country?FranceBritainEast AngliaScotland Britain
Which one of Lear’s daughters is sent into exile?GonerilReganCordeliaJuliet Cordelia
Which one of Lear’s counselors reprimands the king for exiling his daughter?AlbanyKentCornwallEdmund Kent
Who is Gloucester’s bastard son?KentEdgarAlbanyEdmund Edmund
When Lear visits Goneril, what does she demand of him?That he acknowledge her as the sole queen of the realmThat he send away some of his knightsThat he execute CordeliaThat he send away the Fool That he send away some of his knights
When they hear that Lear is coming to visit them, where do Regan and Cornwall go?To Gloucester’s castleTo FranceTo Goneril’s homeTo London To Gloucester’s castle
Why is Kent thrown into the stocks?For trying to kill GonerilFor beating Oswald with the flat of his swordFor threatening Lear’s lifeFor praising Cordelia in public For beating Oswald with the flat of his sword
When he flees from his father, how does Edgar disguise himself?As a common beggarAs a soldierAs EdmundAs Shakespeare As a common beggar
When Lear tells Regan that Goneril has wronged him, what does Regan advise him to do?Kill himselfBanish GonerilMake Regan the sole queenGo to Goneril and ask her forgiveness Go to Goneril and ask her forgiveness
After he curses both Goneril and Regan, what does Lear do?He storms out of Gloucester’s castle, accompanied by the FoolHe disinherits both daughtersHe sets out in search of CordeliaHe dies He storms out of Gloucester’s castle, accompanied by the Fool
Why is Gloucester accused of treason?Because he attempts to assassinate Goneril and ReganBecause he throws Lear in prisonBecause he exiles EdgarBecause Edmund reveals letters showing that he knows of a French invasion Because Edmund reveals letters showing that he knows of a French invasion
Where does Gloucester send Lear and his attendants?To DoverTo LondonTo Gloucester’s castleTo Goneril’s castle To Dover
How is Gloucester punished for his “treason”?He is burnedHe is blindedHe is branded with a scarlet letterHe is exiled He is blinded
Who encounters Gloucester on the heath and offers to lead him to Dover?The FoolEdmundEdgarLear Edgar
Who is leading the army that lands at Dover?AlbanyKentCordeliaLear Cordelia
Why does Gloucester want to reach the cliffs of Dover?He wants to see the invasion fleetHe thinks Edgar is waiting for him thereHe wants to throw himself over the cliffsHe wants to see the famed white cliffs before he dies He wants to throw himself over the cliffs
To whom are both Goneril and Regan attracted?EdmundEdgarAlbanyCornwall Edmund
Before the battle between the French and English armies, to whose camp is Lear brought?Cordelia’sEdmund’sGloucester’sAlbany’s Cordelia’s
What happens to Lear and Cordelia during the battle?They are separated from one anotherEdmund takes them captiveThey are both killedCordelia is killed and Lear is taken captive Edmund takes them captive
How does Regan die?Edgar kills herEdmund poisons herShe kills herselfGoneril poisons her Goneril poisons her
Who fights a duel with Edmund?AlbanyGloucesterEdgarLear Edgar
What does Edmund reveal as he lies dying?That he ordered Cordelia killedThat he is really Lear’s sonThat he was in love with CordeliaThat he killed Gloucester during the battle That he ordered Cordelia killed
What happens to Cordelia?She kills herselfShe is hanged in prisonShe marries EdgarShe kills Goneril She is hanged in prison
What happens to Lear at the end of the play?His kingdom is restoredHe kills himselfHe orders Regan and Goneril executedHe dies while weeping over Cordelia’s body He dies while weeping over Cordelia’s body
What does Gloucester hope to do when he arrives in Dover? (from Act Four) Sail away from England. Reunite with Lear. Commit suicide. Meet the French forces. Reunite with Lear.
Which is the only villain to stand up for Gloucester and Lear in the face of the others’ extreme cruelty? (from Act Five) Edmund. Regan. Goneril. Albany. Albany
What is the name of Goneril’s head servant? (from Act Three) Obadiah. Oswald. Oscar. Orion. Oswald.
Who objects to Lear’s decision to banish Cordelia? (from Act Three) Gloucester. Kent. Edmund. The Fool. Kent.
When Lear doles out control of the kingdom to his daughters, how does his base the distribution? (from Act Three) By how old the daughters are. By votes from the subjects. By how much the daughters love him. By drawing straws. By how much the daughters love him.
What punishment is Kent given for fighting with Goneril’s servant? (from Act Three) He is imprisoned. He is put in the stocks. He is tarred and feathered. He is stoned. He is put in the stocks.
How does Goneril get Lear to leave the castle at the end of Act One? (from Act Three) By asking her servants to ignore him. By inviting him to her country estate. By teling him that he is no longer welcome. By saying that Regan misses him terribly. By asking her servants to ignore him.
What is the name of the beggar Edgar invents while he is living in hiding? (from Act Four) Lone Ryan. Poor Tom. Sad Sam. Unfortunate One. Poor Tom.
Who travels with Lear on the heath? (from Act Four) Goneril. His fool. Cordelia. Edmund. His fool.
After the conflict with Goneril and Regan, where does Lear decide to sleep? (from Act Four) At his own home, alone. In the barn. In the field. At Gloucester’s Castle. In the barn.
In the battle with the French, who is in charge of the English troops? (from Act Five) Gloucester. Edmund. Edgar. Cornwall. Edmund.
When Lear and Edgar are united on the heath, what is significant about their clothing? (from Act Four) Neither of them is wearing hats. They are both wearing royal attire. They are both naked. They are both wearing peasant’s clothes. They are both wearing peasant’s clothes.
Which of the following characters was conceived out of wedlock and is considered to be a “bastard”? (from Act Three) Albany. Cordelia. Edmund. Edgar. Edmund.
Which of the following characters is NOT present when Gloucester’s eyes are plucked out? (from Act Four) Goneril. Cornwall. Regan. Albany. Albany.
How many daughters does King Lear have? (from Act Three) Six. Three. Five. Four. three.
Who does Lear blame for all the terrible things that have happened to him? (from Act Five) Himself. The gods. His daughters. Fate. Himself.
What is Lear holding in his hand when Cordelia dies? (from Act Five) A feather. A Bible. A knife. An apple. A feather.
What country is Cordelia’s fiance the king of? (from Act Three) Spain. Ireland. Germany. France. France.
What insult does Regan give her father when he asks to stay with her? (from Act Four) She offers him servant’s quarters. She says that his presence is inconvenient. She says that she will not house his servants. She says that she will not house a madman. She says that she will not house his servants.
What divides Goneril and Regan? (from Act Five) Their shared affection for Edmund. Their guilt over Cordelia’s fate. Their differing opinions about how to treat their father. Their jealous jockeying for power. Their jealous jockeying for power.
Whose safety does Lear pray for during the thunderstorm? (from Act Four) The poor. Cordelia’s. His fool’s. His own. His own.
What lie does Edmund tell Gloucester about Edgar? (from Act Three) That Edgar wants to kill him. That Edgar is illigitimate. That Edgar plans to abscond the throne. That Edgar is in love with a peasant. That Edgar wants to kill him.
How does Regan die? (from Act Five) Cordelia drowns her. Albany stabs her. Kent stones her. Goneril poisons her. Goneril poisons her.
Who acts as Gloucester’s guide on his way to Dover? (from Act Four) Edgar. Kent. Albany. Edmund. Edgar.
At the end of the play, which character is the King of England? (from Act Five) Kent. Edmund. Lear. Albany. Albany
Which of these characters is not a murderer?A: GonerilB: EdgarC: ReganD: Cornwall Cornwall

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