Mr. Fornnarino's English 2, Real Quiz 14 for ELL Students

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For Questions 11-16, please read the following passage from Act III of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth. Choose the best responses to the prompts next to each passage. There is one and only one correct answer to each prompt.


Act III Scene i Lines 29-71


We hear our bloody cousins are bestowed

30  In England and in Ireland, not confessing

Their cruel parricide, filling their hearers

With strange invention. But of that tomorrow,

When therewithal we shall have cause of state

Craving us jointly. Hie you to horse. Adieu,

35 Till you return at night. Goes Fleance with you?


Ay, my good lord. Our time does call upon 's.


I wish your horses swift and sure of foot,

And so I do commend you to their backs. Farewell.


40  Let every man be master of his time

Till seven at night.  To make society

The sweeter welcome, we will keep ourself

Till suppertime alone.  While then, God be with you.

Exeunt all but MACBETH, and a servant

Sirrah, a word with you.  Attend those men

45  Our pleasure?


They are, my lord, without the palace gate.


Bring them before us.

Exit Servant

                                                To be thus is nothing,

But to be safely thus. Our fears in Banquo

Stick deep, and in his royalty of nature

50  Reigns that which would be feared. 'Tis much he dares,

And to that dauntless temper of his mind

He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valor

To act in safety. There is none but he

Whose being I do fear: and under him,

55  My genius is rebuked; as it is said,

Mark Antony's was by Caesar. He chid the sisters

When first they put the name of king upon me,

And bade them speak to him.  Then prophet-like

They hailed him father to a line of kings.

60  Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown

And put a barren scepter in my grip,

Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand,

No son of mine succeeding. If 't be so,

For Banquo's issue have I filed my mind;

65  For them the gracious Duncan have I murdered,

Put rancors in the vessel of my peace

Only for them, and mine eternal jewel

Given to the common enemy of man,

To make them kings, the seeds of Banquo kings.

70  Rather than so, come fate into the list,

And champion me to the utterance!
























For Questions 17-22, please read the following passage from Act III of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth. Choose the best responses to the prompts next to each passage. There is one and only one correct answer to each prompt.


Act III Scene iv Lines 99-140

MACBETH [to the ghost]

What man dare, I dare.

100 Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear,

The armed rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger;

Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves

Shall never tremble: or be alive again,

And dare me to the desert with thy sword;

105 If trembling I inhabit then, protest me

The baby of a girl. Hence, horrible shadow!

Unreal mockery, hence!


                                                Why, so: being gone,

I am a man again.---Pray you, sit still.


You have displaced the mirth, broke the good meeting

110 With most admired disorder.


                                                Can such things be,

111 And overcome us like a summer's cloud,

112 Without our special wonder? You make me strange

113 Even to the disposition that I owe,

114 When now I think you can behold such sights,

115 And keep the natural ruby of your cheeks,

When mine is blanched with fear.


                                                  What sights, my lord?


I pray you speak not.  He grows worse and worse.

Question enrages him. At once, good night.

Stand not upon the order of your going,

120 But go at once.


                                    Good night; and better health

121 Attend his majesty!


                                    A kind good night to all!

Exeunt all but MACBETH and LADY MACBETH


122 It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood:

Stones have been known to move and trees to speak;

Augurs and understood relations have

125  By magot-pies and choughs and rooks brought forth

The secret'st man of blood. What is the night?


Almost at odds with morning, which is which.


How say'st thou, that Macduff denies his person

At our great bidding?


                                    Did you send to him, sir?


130  I hear it by the way; but I will send:

There's not a one of them but in his house

I keep a servant fee'd. I will tomorrow,

And betimes I will, to the weird sisters:

More shall they speak; for now I am bent to know,

135 By the worst means, the worst. For mine own good,

All causes shall give way: I am in blood

Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more,

Returning were as tedious as go o'er:

Strange things I have in head, that will to hand;.

140 Which must be acted ere they may be scanned.

Be sure to choose each answer carefully. You get only one try to answer each question correctly!


For Questions 1-10, please mark the letter of the correct definition of the given vocabulary word.