Goneril in King Lear: Character Analysis & Monologue


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Which of King Lear's daughters does he disown?

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1. Which of the following does NOT adequately describe Goneril?

2. Which of the following statements is false regarding King Lear?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of Goneril in King Lear. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include a description of Goneril as well as Goneril's poisoning of her sister, Regan.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Daughter Lear disowns
  • Description of Goneril
  • King Lear's reaction to Goneril's monologue
  • Poisoning of Regan

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the plot of King Lear in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding King Lear
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify characteristics of Goneril

Additional Learning

To learn more about the plays of William Shakespeare, review the accompanying lesson titled Goneril in King Lear: Character Analysis & Monologue. The lesson incorporates these objectives:

  • List at least three of Goneril's character traits
  • Make a case for Goneril's actions
  • Relate how Goneril can be seen as 'evil personified'