Duke of Cornwall in Shakespeare's King Lear: Traits & Analysis


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Which of Lear's daughters marries Cornwall?

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1. Which of the following does not adequately describe Cornwall?

2. Cornwall removes the eyes of which lord?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will check your understanding of William Shakespeare's Duke of Cornwall in King Lear. You'll be asked about his personality and his activities in the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Cornwall's personality
  • His wife
  • Cornwall's actions
  • King Lear

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Duke of Cornwall
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about King Lear
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Shakespeare's theme of the play and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Duke of Cornwall, look at the accompanying lesson on the Duke of Cornwall in King Lear. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the Duke of Cornwall's nature
  • Explains King Lear's intentions to spread his wealth among his three daughters
  • Covers the true motives of Cornwall's wife and her evil sister
  • Explores Shakespeare's decision to depict violence on stage