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King Lear

King Lear


by William Shakespeare

King Lear: Loyalty Did Not Win 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. When Lear runs into Edmund’s brother, Edgar, who is he disguised as?

A naked, crazy homeless person
Spongebob Squarepants (store-bought)
A soldier
Q. What does Gloucester do for Lear?

He brings him some food
He holds Lear’s hair back while he throws up
He provides him with shelter
He passes his son on to him so that Lear may have an able successor to the throne
Q. What do Regan and Cornwall do to Gloucester?

They drag him over hot coals
They pluck his eyes out with their bare hands
They cut off his nose (not with the intent to spite his face, but it’s a nice bonus)
They rip the hair out of his head
They tear out his fingernails
Q. What happens as a result of the battle between the French and British forces?

England conquers France
Gloucester and Poor Tom/Edgar are killed
After rolling a six to France’s five, the British move in two armies and win the game
Lear and Cordelia are captured
Q. Of what does Lear die?

A broken heart
A heart attack
A stab wound to the stomach
Lou Gehrig’s disease, which at the time was called simply disease