Mr. Fornnarino's English 2, Real Quiz 21

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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 18-23, 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.
















































































































































Read the following text from the excerpt from Judgment at Nuremberg to answer Questions 26-29.


Excerpt from Judgment at Nuremberg
by Abby Mann


The following is an excerpt from Judgment at Nuremberg. The play is set at the end of World War II as the international community becomes aware of the crimes committed by the Nazis during the war. In 1948, a series of trials are held in Nuremberg, Germany, with the intent of bringing to justice those guilty of crimes against humanity.


JUDGE HAYWOOD: The trial conducted before this Tribunal began over eight months ago. Simple murders and atrocities do not constitute the gravamen[1] of the charges in this indictment. Rather, the charge is that of conscious participation in a nation-wide government-organized system of cruelty and injustice in violation of legal and moral principle common to all civilized nations. [Pause.]


The Tribunal has carefully reviewed the record and found therein abundant competent evidence to support, beyond a reasonable doubt, the charges brought against these defendants. Herr Rolfe, in his skillful defense has asserted that there are others who must share the ultimate responsibility for what happened here in Germany. There is truth in this. [Pause.]


This Tribunal does not believe that the United States or any other country has been blameless of the conditions which made the German people vulnerable to the blandishments[2] and temptations of the rise of Nazism. But this Tribunal does say that the men in the dock are responsible for their acts. The principle of criminal law of every civilized society has this in common. Any person who sways another to commit murder, any person who furnishes the lethal weapon for the purpose of this crime, any person who is an accessory to this crime is guilty. [Pause.]


Herr Rolfe further asserts that the Defendant Janning was an extraordinary jurist and acted in what he thought to be the best interests of this country. There is truth in this also. Janning, to be sure, is a tragic figure. We believe he loathed the evil he did. But compassion for the present torture of his soul must not beget forgetfulness of the torture and the death of millions by the government of which he was a part. Janning's record and his fate illuminate the most shattering truth that has emerged from this trial. If he and all of the other defendants had been degraded perverts—if all of the leaders of the Third Reich were sadistic monsters and maniacs—then these events would have no more moral significance than an earthquake, or other natural catastrophes. But this trial has shown that under the stress of a national crisis, ordinary men—even able and extraordinary—men can delude themselves into the commission of crimes and atrocities so vast and heinous as to stagger the imagination. No one who has sat through this trial can ever forget. The sterilization of men because of their political beliefs . . . The murder of children . . . How easily that can happen. There are those in our own country today, too, who speak of the protection of country. Of survival. The answer to that is: survival as what? A country isn't a rock. And it's not an extension of one's self. It's what it stands for, when standing for something is the most difficult. Before the people of the world—let it now be noted in our decision here that this is what we stand for: justice, truth . . . and the value of a single human being.


[1] significant part of a grievance

[2] something that tends to coax or cajole





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