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King Lear
King Lear

King Lear Reading Quizzes

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Sample of Reading Quizzes

Act 1, Scene 1


1. What do we learn about Edmund's birth?
2. What does Lear ask his daughters to declare?
3. What are the names of Lear's daughters?
4. What does Lear do when Cordelia responds to his question?
5. What does Kent say to Lear in response to what Lear has done to Cordelia?


1. He was born out of wedlock.
2. He asks them to declare how much they love him.
3. Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia
4. He disinherits her.
5. He says that Cordelia actually loves Lear the most of his three daughters; Lear's making a big mistake.