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1. Open question
170 seconds
In a few words, describe Act 1 of King Lear.
2. Slide
60 seconds
The play begins with the 'love test'. King Lear announces his plan to divide his kingdom among his three daughters. Lear tests his daughters' love for him by asking them to each profess their love for him. Lear's youngest daughter, Cordelia, refuses to profess her love and is disinherited by her father.
King Lear Act 1
3. Open question
180 seconds
What does Cordelia specifically say to her father?
4. Poll
60 seconds
What is your opinion of King Lear's decision to divide his kingdom among his three daughters?
  • It was a wise decision that showed his love for his daughters
  • It was a foolish decision that showed poor judgement
  • It was a selfish decision that showed his ambition
  • It was a generous decision that showed his loyalty to his daughters
5. Slide
60 seconds
Fool: A character in the play who is wise but appears foolish, often offering sage advice to the other characters. Lear and the fool share banter that seems to reveal a close bond, a bond that is lacking between him and his daughters.
6. Word cloud
60 seconds
What is the significance of the Fool in Act 1 of King Lear?
7. Word cloud
60 seconds
What is the main conflict in Act 1 of King Lear?
8. Open question
210 seconds
In Act 1 of King Lear, how does the relationship between Lear and his daughters reveal the theme of power and manipulation?
9. Word cloud
90 seconds
What do you think is the most important lesson to learn from Act 1 of King Lear?
10. Drawings
270 seconds
Draw the love test scene

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