King Lear's Daughters: Names & Character Analysis


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Which female Christian figure do some scholars of King Lear equate Cordelia with?

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1. In King Lear, why does Cordelia refuse to put her love for her father into words?

2. In King Lear, what causes the king to flee his kingdom, go mad and wander the countryside during a thunderstorm?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at Shakespeare's classic play, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of King Lear. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the female Christian figure similar to Cordelia as well as knowing why she refuses to express her love for her father.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Christian figure similar to Cordelia
  • Why Cordelia refuses to express her love for her father
  • Why the king began to wander the countryside
  • Results of Cordelia's strength of character
  • What happens to Goneril and Regan

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why Cordelia refuses to express her love for her father and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Christian figure compared to Cordelia
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related King Lear lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the story which has inspired many others, review the corresponding lesson called King Lear's Daughters: Names & Character Analysis. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the story of King Lear
  • Describe who the primary instigators in the play are
  • Identify King Lear's misinterpretation of his daughter
  • Explain how Cordelia maintains loyalty to her father
  • Appreciate why critics hail the play