King Lear King Lear Overview Quiz
by William Shakespeare

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King Lear Overview Quiz

How well do you know Shakespeare's classic tragedy?

  • Question 1

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

  • Question 2

    Who falls in love with Edmund?

  • Question 3

    Complete the quotation:

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

  • Question 4

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

  • Question 5

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

  • Question 6

    What does Lear realize as he wanders on the heath?

  • Question 7

    Who are Cordelia's suitors?

  • Question 8

    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.

  • Question 9

    Where and when does King Lear take place?

  • Question 10

    What is Poor Tom's real name?

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