Macbeth English Test

Which word best completes the following sentence?The hardened criminal felt no _____ for the pain he had caused. remorse
What is a foil? character whose qualities contrast another
In an external conflict, against what does the main character struggle? fate, society, forces of nature, and another character
The witches’ last prediction is that Macbeth… will become king
Which of the following words has the opposite meaning of chastised, as used in the following sentence?Mr. Reyes chastised the dog. praised
When Macbeth tells his wife “We will proceed no further in this business,” to what does the word business refer? murder plot
Given Lady Macbeth’s argument in Scene vii, what does she regard as qualities of a “real” man? bravery and ambition
Based on this act, which character seems most likely to commit murder? Lady Macbeth
” . . . But ’tis strange;And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray ‘sIn deepest consequence.—”In the above lines by Banquo, the phrase “instruments of darkness” refers to three witches
Which of the following statements outlines Banquo’s thoughts best? Some use truth and honesty to disguise cruel intentions or other such mischief.
What does Macbeth hear in Scene i that he says “summons thee to heave or to hell”? a bell ringing
What reason does Lady Macbeth give for not killing Duncan herself? In sleep,he looked like her father.
Who first discovers that the king has been murdered? Macduff
Why does Banquo have trouble sleeping, as he reports near the beginning of Act II? It is an example of things being unnatural.
Which of the following is a hyperbole? “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.”
Where in this act is there comic relief? the beginning of Scene with a Porter and Macduff
Consider the following line.”I had most need of blessing, and ‘Amen’ / Stuck in my throat.”What is Macbeth’s chief concern in this statement? He fears for his own soul.
Why don’t the others question Macbeth’s purpose for killing the grooms? How does this action benefit both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth? Every one believes that love drove him to kill the grooms.Their death is helpful since they are not alive to deny killing the King.
In the climax of a plot, a decisive event causes… the main character’s situation to become better or worse.
Who sits in Macbeth’s place in the banquet room in his palace? Banquets ghost
Macbeth says “I am a man again” when… the ghost leaves
Which word would correctly complete the following sentence?Alison is dauntless, whereas her brother is _____. frightened
Which of the words in the list below could replace the word verity in the following sentence and cause the statement to mean the opposite?The verity of her statement is unquestionable. fabrication
Hecate is angry because the witches interfered with Macbeth.
What is the climax in act ii? Macbeth seeing Banquo’s ghost
Consider the second murderer’s statement in Scene iii. “We have lost / Best half of our affair.”What does the second murderer mean by this statement? They have done only half of the job.
The play indicates that ambition… destroys all.
Which of the following is not an example of indirect characterization? the writer’s description of the character
Who is killed in this act? Macduff’s family and servants
The first two apparitions seen by Macbeth and the witches represented Macduff
Replacing doffed with which word would not change the meaning of the following sentence?He doffed his jacket. removed
Consider the following statement made by Malcolm at the end of Act IV.”. . . . Macbeth / Is ripe for shaking, and the pow’rs above / Put on their instruments. . . .”In this statement, Macbeth is being characterized as vulnerable
Which of the following is a paradox? “…for none of woman born/Shall harm Macbeth.”AND “Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until/Great Birnanwood to high Dunsinane hill / Shall come against him.”
Based on Malcolm’s initial protests to seeking the throne, choose the statement below that best synthesizes his attitude about kings and rulers. A great king is selfless and must rule with grace.
“The castle of Macduff I will surprise,Seize upon Fife, give to th’ edge o’ th’ swordHis wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls That trace him in his line. No boasting like a fool; This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool.”In this passage, what does the final line mean? Macbeth must act quickly before he changes his mind.
What does Macbeth’s above aside mean? He is going to kill all Macduff’s relatives.
“Then live,Macduff;what need I fear of thee?” Macbeth
“Double,double,toil and trouble;/Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” Witches
“‘Tis two or three, my lord, that bring you word/ Macduff is fled to England.” Lennox
“He has no children. All my pretty ones?/Did you say all?Ohell-kite! All? / What, all my pretty chickens, and their dam, / At one fell swoop?” Macduff
“And my more-having would be as a sauce/To make me hunger more, that I should forge / Quarrels unjust against the good and loyal, / Destroying them for wealth.” Malcolm
“And now about the cauldron sing,/Like elves and fairies in a ring,/ Enchanting all that you put in.” Hecate
“Be bloody ,bold, and resolute: laugh tos corn/The pow’r of man;for none of woman born / Shall harm Macbeth.” Apparition
“I doubt some danger does approach you nearly./If you will take a homely man’s advice, / Be not found here; hence with your little ones.” Messenger
“Sirrah,your father’s dead,/And what will you do now?How will you live?” Lady Macduff
In Scene v, how was the wood able to move? The soldiers are wearing tree branches.
Macbeth is last referred to as a… dead butcher
What happens to Lady Macbeth by the end of the play? she kills herself
In which of the following sentence is the word harbinger used best? Robins are a harbinger of spring.
Lady Macbeth’s rubs her hands together because she feels guilt on her hands
What makes Macbeth a tragic hero? He starts out good but brings about his own downfall.
Which of the following best describes the main theme of The Tragedy of Macbeth? Ambition can be very destructive.
” . . . Out, out, brief candle!Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.”In the above, what is meant by candle? life
The above famous lines are an example of a stated theme
“Out, damn’d spot!” Lady Macbeth
“We have met with foes/That strike beside us.” Malcolm
“Within this three mile may you see it coming; /I say, a moving grove.” Messenger
“It is an accustom’d action with her,to seem thus washing her hands.” Gentlewoman
“Had I as many sons as I have hairs,/I would not wish them to a fairer death.” Siward
“Now does he feel his title/ Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe/ Upon a dwarfish thief.” Angus
“Not so sick, my lord,/As she is troubled with thick-coming fancies, / That keep her from her rest.” Doctor
“By this great clatter,one of greatest note/Seems bruited. Let me find him, Fortune! / And more I beg not.” Macduff
“At least we’ll die with harness on our back.” Macbeth

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