King Lear Overview Quiz

How well do you know Shakespeare's classic tragedy?

  1. Who falls in love with Edmund?

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  2. What is Poor Tom's real name?

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  3. What does Lear realize as he wanders on the heath?

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  4. Complete the quotation:CORDELIA:  O my dear father, restoration hang                    Thy __________ on my lips, and let this kiss                   Repair those violent harms that my two sisters                    Have in thy reverence made.

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  5. Where and when does King Lear take place?

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  6. Who are Cordelia's suitors?

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  7. Which country sends an army to England to fight on Lear's behalf?

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  8. Who says, "Now, gods, stand up for bastards!"

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  9. Edmund says, " . . . all three now marry in an instant." Who is he referring to?

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  10. Complete the quotation:LEAR: O reason not the need! our basest _________         Are in the poorest thing superfluous.

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