Mr. Fornnarino's English 2, Real Quiz 15 for ELL Students


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Read the following passage from Act IV 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 IV  Scene i Lines 69-103

Thunder. First Apparition: an armed head


Tell me, thou unknown power—

First Witch

                                                    He knows thy thought:

70 Hear his speech, but say thou nought.

First Apparition

Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff!

Beware the Thane of Fife! Dismiss me. Enough.

He descends


Whate'er thou art, for thy good caution, thanks.

Thou hast harp'd my fear aright. But one word more—

First Witch

75 He will not be commanded. Here's another

More potent than the first.

Thunder. Second Apparition: A Bloody Child

Second Apparition

Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth!


Had I three ears, I'd hear thee.

Second Apparition

Be bloody, bold, and resolute.  Laugh to scorn

80 The power of man, for none of woman born

Shall harm Macbeth.         He descends


Then live, Macduff: what need I fear of thee?

But yet I'll make assurance double sure

And take a bond of fate. Thou shalt not live,

85 That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies,

And sleep in spite of thunder.

Thunder. Third Apparition: a Child Crowned, with a tree in his hand

                                                 What is this

That rises like the issue of a king

And wears upon his baby brow the round

And top of sovereignty?


                                       Listen, but speak not to't.

Third Apparition

90 Be lion-mettled, proud; and take no care

Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are.

Macbeth shall never vanquished be until

Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill

Shall come against him.                 He descends


                                                That will never be.

95 Who can impress the forest, bid the tree

Unfix his earthbound root? Sweet bodements, good!

Rebellion's dead, rise never till the wood

Of Birnam rise, and our high-placed Macbeth

Shall live the lease of nature, pay his breath

100 To time and mortal custom. Yet my heart

Throbs to know one thing.  Tell me, if your art

Can tell so much: shall Banquo's issue ever

Reign in this kingdom?


Seek to know no more.



For Questions 16-21, please read the following passage from Act IV 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 IV Scene iii Lines 100-139


100 O Scotland, Scotland!


If such a one be fit to govern, speak.

I am as I have spoken.


Fit to govern?

No, not to live.—O nation miserable,

With an untitled tyrant bloody-sceptered,

105 When shalt thou see thy wholesome days again,

Since that the truest issue of thy throne

By his own interdiction stands accursed

And does blaspheme his breed? Thy royal father

Was a most sainted king.  The queen that bore thee,

110 Oftener upon her knees than on her feet,

Died every day she lived. Fare thee well.

These evils thou repeat'st upon thyself

Have banish'd me from Scotland.—O my breast,

Thy hope ends here!


                                            Macduff, this noble passion,

115 Child of integrity, hath from my soul

Wiped the black scruples, reconciled my thoughts

To thy good truth and honor. Devilish Macbeth

By many of these trains hath sought to win me

Into his power, and modest wisdom plucks me

120 From overcredulous haste: but God above

Deal between thee and me, for even now

I put myself to thy direction and

Unspeak mine own detraction, here abjure

The taints and blames I laid upon myself

125 For strangers to my nature. I am yet

Unknown to woman, never was forsworn,

Scarcely have coveted what was mine own,

At no time broke my faith, would not betray

The devil to his fellow, and delight

130No less in truth than life.  My first false speaking

Was this upon myself.  What I am truly

Is thine and my poor country's to command—

Whither indeed, before thy here-approach,

Old Siward, with ten thousand warlike men,

135 Already at a point, was setting forth.

Now we'll together, and the chance of goodness

Be like our warranted quarrel! Why are you silent?


Such welcome and unwelcome things at once

'Tis hard to reconcile.


















For Questions 1-12, please mark the letter of the correct definition of the given vocabulary word.