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King Lear

King Lear


by William Shakespeare

King Lear: Honesty Is Not The Best Policy Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around King Lear? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. To whom does Lear decide to leave his kingdom?

His four sons
His three daughters
His seventeen cats (they are exceptionally responsible, for cats)
Q. To whom will Lear give the biggest piece of land?

To the eldest
To the fattest, as she'll need a bit more land anyway
To whomever can prove they love him the most
To the one who is bravest in battle
Q. Lear disowns one of his children - what does that child then do?

Plots to kill Lear
Runs off and elopes
Commits suicide
Applies for a part in another Shakespeare play
Attempts to commit suicide but is caught in time and stopped by Lear
Q. Why does Gloucester make such an effort to ridicule his son, Edmund?

Because he had wanted a daughter
Because he wishes Edmund were as strong and athletic as his brother
Because he just got finished reading an essay entitled "How to Taunt and Tease Your Child Into Growing Up Confident"
Because Edmund was illegitimate
Q. What does Lear realize about Goneril and Regan?

They are not his biological children
They don’t love him
They’re no Sonny and Cher
They would be terrible leaders