King Lear Test

Who was the first person to die? First Servant
Who was the second person to die? Cornwall
Who said this quote and who are they speaking to, “Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave my heart into my mouth: I love you Majesty according to my bond; no more no less.”? Cordelia to Lear
Who said this quote and who are they speaking to, “For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines lag of a brother? Why bastard? Wherefore base?”? Edmund to himself
Oldest daughter of King Lear Goneril
Lear’s youngest daughter who is disowned by her father after telling the truth Cordelia
Husband of Goneril Albany
Lear’s middle daughter Regan
Husband of Regan Cornwall
Nobleman to king Lear; misjudges his own sons, and helps save Lear’s life Gloucester
Gloucester’s oldest, legitimate son Edgar
treacherous, jealous, and amoral Goneril
ruthless and aggressive Regan
gullible and hard to characterize because of his impressions Edgar
What was Edgar’s disguise name? Poor Tom
Gloucester’s younger, illegitimate son who schemes to destroy others; wants desperately to steal his father’s title Edmund
bastard, schemer, and deceiver Edmund
Nobleman who is banished by King Lear because he was being honest, after he is banished he disguises himself so he can help Lear again Kent
blunt and outspoken Kent
Does Albany always agree with his wife and his sister and brother in law? no
Domineering, cruel, and violent husband who works to persecute Lear and Gloucester Cornwall
Husband who is kind at heart and thinks his wife has gone too far yet he does nothing to stop her and her helpers Albany
Lear’s jester who speaks the truth now that Kent is gone Fool
What does the fool always call Lear (besides nucle)? stupid
Chief servant in Goneril’s house and helps with her conspiracies Oswald
What are the themes in King Lear? justice, authority versus chaos, redemption, reconciliation
What are the motifs in King Lear? death, betrayal, madness
When did Shakespeare live? 1564-1616
What was the name of Shakespeare’s theatre? The Globe
Where was Shakespeare buried? Stratford-Upon-Avon
What type of story is King Lear? tragedy
There is always _________ in a tragedy death
Are problems solved in a tragedy? no
Are problems solved in a comedy? yes (ALL problems are solved)
In a comedy, what is there a lot of? weddings
A history is a _______ ______ (with changes) true story
There are _______ and ________ in a history story wars; kings
Who did Cordelia marry? France
Why did Burgundy give up Cordelia? she no longer had an inheritance
France told Cordelia that she was a ________ in herself dowry
What are some symbols found in King Lear? blindness and the storm
Where is Cordelia now? Dover
Does Kent think through his actions before he does them? no
Once Gloucester gets one eye gouged out, who says they should take out the other one as well? Regan
What does Lear consider Edgar or Poor Tom? a philosopher
Who is the voice of reason in Lear’s life? Kent
When Lear puts Goneril on trial what is he really talking to? a stool
What does Poor Tom say is always following him? the devil (or foul fiend)
After Edmund tells Cornwall about what his dad has been up to, what title does Cornwall give him? Earl of Gloucester
Cornwall won’t kill Gloucester, but what will he do? give him justice without a trial
Who is known as the one with a “neutral heart”? Cordelia
Who tells Gloucester that his son Edmund betrayed him? Cornwall
Who kills Cornwall? First servant
Edmund says that if not by birth then he shall get land by ______. wit
When Lear arrives at Goneril’s house what does she want Oswald to tell him? that she is sick
How old is Kent? 48
What does Oswald call Lear that makes him really mad? My ladies father
What does Lear do to Goneril after she tells him he cannot have his 100 knights? puts a curse on her and her future children
Does Lear feel remorse for the way he treated Cordelia? yes
Are Cornwall and Albany getting along? no
What does Edmund do to make his lies about Edgar seem really believable? he cuts himself
After Edmund is “wounded by Edgar” what two things does Gloucester do? he disowns Edgar and sends soldiers after him
How is Edgar related to King Lear? he is his godson
How many times does Kent insult Oswald? 23
What two things does Kent accuse Oswald of? not being loyal or honest to the king
Does Gloucester think they should punish Kent? no
What is the ultimate disrespect to Lear? putting his man in the stocks
The Fool says things are going to get ________ than they already are worse
winter symbol for death
Regan wants Lear to ___________ to Goneril apologize
What does Lear curse Regan with? blindness, ugliness, and burnt skin
Lear would rather have ______ ________ than dismiss his knights no roof
The number of knights Lear is allowed to have determines, what? how much they love him
Storm is a… motif for something bad happening
Why is the English land weak? because Cornwall and Albany are fighting
What does Kent want his gentleman to give to Cordelia to show her that he is on her side? a ring
Lear believes that those on the outside of the storm ______ sin and those inside the walls _______ sin didn’t; did
What country does the Fool say will fall? England
Where did Gloucester put the letter he got from France? in his closet
If soldiers come looking for Gloucester what does he want Edmund to tell them? that he is sick and went to bed
What is going on in Lear’s mind while out in the elements? a tempest (storm)
Why does Lear think he was a bad leader? because he didn’t understand hardship like his people
What does Lear assume drove Poor Tom crazy? his daughters
Where is Edgar at the end of act 3? Bedlam
play on words pun
the act of putting a person, thing, or event in some time where it does not belong anachronism
irregularity; something abnormal anomaly
when a character in a play utters his or her thoughts aloud soliloquy
the audience knows something the characters do not dramatic irony
play in which all the main characters suffer a downfall tragedy
noble or lofty character whose downfalls is a result of errors of his own tragic hero
weakness or character trait that causes downfall tragic flaw
a figure of speech in which something inanimate or intangible is addressed directly apostrophe (ex. “oh grief, where hast thou led me?”)
an actor’s words heard by the audience but supposedly not heard by other characters on stage aside
Why was Poor Tom’s job before he was a beggar? servingman

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