King Lear

by: William Shakespeare

Full Book Quiz

1. Lear is king of what country?

2. Which one of Lear’s daughters is sent into exile?

3. Which one of Lear’s counselors reprimands the king for exiling his daughter?

4. Who is Gloucester’s bastard son?

5. When Lear visits Goneril, what does she demand of him?

6. When they hear that Lear is coming to visit them, where do Regan and Cornwall go?

7. Why is Kent thrown into the stocks?

8. When he flees from his father, how does Edgar disguise himself?

9. When Lear tells Regan that Goneril has wronged him, what does Regan advise him to do?

10. After he curses both Goneril and Regan, what does Lear do?

11. Whom does Lear meet living in a little hovel on the heath?

12. Why is Gloucester accused of treason?

13. Where does Gloucester send Lear and his attendants?

14. How is Gloucester punished for his “treason”?

15. Who encounters Gloucester on the heath and offers to lead him to Dover?

16. Who is leading the army that lands at Dover?

17. Why does Gloucester want to reach the cliffs of Dover?

18. To whom are both Goneril and Regan attracted?

19. Before the battle between the French and English armies, to whose camp is Lear brought?

20. What happens to Lear and Cordelia during the battle?

21. How does Regan die?

22. Who fights a duel with Edmund?

23. What does Edmund reveal as he lies dying?

24. What happens to Cordelia?

25. What happens to Lear at the end of the play?