King Lear: Summary & Characters


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In King Lear, why does Lear banish Cordelia from his kingdom?

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1. In King Lear, who is Edgar?

2. Which of the following are NOT some of the main characters in King Lear?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz tests you on how well you can recall the plot of Shakespeare's King Lear, as well as the actions of the play's main characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz focuses on your ability to analyze King Lear in the following ways:

  • Recall why Lear banishes Cordelia
  • Describe the character Edgar
  • Identify the main characters in King Lear

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast two characters who have a similar story line
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the play's most heroic characters
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about King Lear's synopsis and characters

Additional Learning

If you're looking to learn more, we recommend you read the lesson King Lear: Summary & Characters, which covers the following objectives:

  • Summarize the plot of King Lear
  • Name and describe the main characters
  • Identify and discuss the character Cordelia
  • Compare and contrast the heroes and villains of the story