King Lear - Act 1

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King Lear - Act 1 - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    How do Goneril and Regan pass King Lear's "Do you love me test"?

    • A.

      Lying

    • B.

      Flattery

    • C.

      Beauty

    Correct Answer
    B. Flattery
    Explanation
    Goneril and Regan pass King Lear's "Do you love me test" by using flattery. They shower Lear with excessive compliments and praise in order to manipulate him and gain his favor. This deceitful behavior allows them to deceive Lear into believing that they truly love him, when in reality their motives are driven by their own self-interest and desire for power.

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  • 2. 

    Why does Edmund lie to his father so that his father thinks his son is legitimate?

    • A.

      So he can betray his father

    • B.

      So he can plot his father's death

    • C.

      So he can recieve an acception letter from his father

    Correct Answer
    B. So he can plot his father's death
    Explanation
    Edmund lies to his father so that his father thinks he is legitimate in order to further his own sinister agenda. By deceiving his father, he gains his trust and can manipulate him more easily. This allows him to plot his father's death without arousing suspicion and ensures that he can carry out his plan successfully.

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  • 3. 

    Disguised as a simple peasant, Kent appears in Goneril’s castle, calling himself Caius so that he can?

    • A.

      Tell King Lear that he is honest

    • B.

      To tell king Lear he is plotting murder over Gonriel

    • C.

      To tell King Lear that he is a worthy freind of Kent.

    Correct Answer
    A. Tell King Lear that he is honest
    Explanation
    Kent appears in Goneril's castle disguised as a simple peasant named Caius in order to tell King Lear that he is honest. By assuming this disguise, Kent can speak to King Lear without revealing his true identity and express his loyalty and honesty towards the king. This allows Kent to provide support and advice to King Lear without being recognized and potentially facing consequences from Goneril or her allies.

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  • 4. 

    King Lear is surprised at Gonereil's

    • A.

      Anger

    • B.

      Tardiness

    • C.

      Betrayal

    Correct Answer
    C. Betrayal
    Explanation
    King Lear is surprised at Gonereil's betrayal because he had trusted and favored her as his daughter. He expected her to be loyal and supportive, but her actions revealed her true intentions. This betrayal comes as a shock to King Lear, causing him to feel a mix of surprise, disappointment, and anger. It also highlights the theme of deception and the vulnerability of trust in the play.

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  • 5. 

    The fool warns King Lear in a riddle that?

    • A.

      His daughters will turn against him.

    • B.

      His daughters want to kill him

    • C.

      He can not survive alone

    Correct Answer
    A. His daughters will turn against him.
    Explanation
    In the play "King Lear" by William Shakespeare, the fool warns King Lear in a riddle that his daughters will turn against him. This is a foreshadowing of the betrayal that Lear will face from his two elder daughters, Goneril and Regan. The fool uses riddles and wordplay to convey deeper truths and insights, and in this case, he is warning Lear about the consequences of his decision to divide his kingdom among his daughters based on their flattery. The fool's riddle serves as a warning to Lear about the treachery that awaits him from those he trusts the most.

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