Mr. Fornnarino's English 2, Practice Quiz 22

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

This space contains reference text beginning next to Question 13.








































































































































































































To answer Questions 13-19, please read the following passage from Act V of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth. Choose the best responses to the prompts next to the passage. There is one and only one correct answer to each prompt.




Act V Scene i Lines 13-41


Neither to you nor any one; having no witness to

confirm my speech.

[Enter LADY MACBETH, with a taper]

15 Lo you, here she comes! This is her very guise and, upon my life, fast

asleep. Observe her; stand close.


How came she by that light?


Why, it stood by her. She has light by her continually.

'Tis her command.


20 You see her eyes are open.


Ay, but their sense is shut.


What is it she does now? Look, how she rubs her hands.


It is an accustomed action with her, to seem thus washing

her hands. I have known her continue in this a quarter of an hour.


25 Yet here's a spot.


Hark! she speaks: I will set down what comes from her, to

satisfy my remembrance the more strongly.


Out, damned spot! out, I say!--One: two: why, then,

'tis time to do't.--Hell is murky!--Fie, my lord, fie! a soldier, and afeard?

30 What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to

account? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had

so much blood in him?


Do you mark that?


The thane of Fife had a wife. Where is she now? What,

35 will these hands ne'er be clean? No more o' that, my lord, no more o'

that: you mar all with this starting.


Go to, go to. You have known what you should not.


She has spoke what she should not, I am sure of that.

Heaven knows what she has known.


40 Here's the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of

Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, oh, oh!






































































To answer Questions 20-26, please read the following passage from Act V of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth. Choose the best responses to the prompts next to the passage. There is one and only one correct answer to each prompt.



Act V Scene v Lines 1-28


Hang out our banners on the outward walls.

The cry is still 'They come!' Our castle's strength

Will laugh a siege to scorn: here let them lie

Till famine and the ague eat them up.

5 Were they not forced with those that should be ours,

We might have met them dareful, beard to beard,

And beat them backward home.

[A cry of women within]

                                                    What is that noise?


It is the cry of women, my good lord.   [ He Exits.]


I have almost forgot the taste of fears.

10 The time has been, my senses would have cooled

To hear a night-shriek, and my fell of hair

Would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir

As life were in't. I have supped full with horrors.

Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts,

15 Cannot once start me.

Re-enter SEYTON


                         Wherefore was that cry?


The Queen, my lord, is dead.


She should have died hereafter.

There would have been a time for such a word.

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,

20 Creeps in this petty pace from day to day

To the last syllable of recorded time,

And all our yesterdays have lighted fools

The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player

25 That struts and frets his hour upon the stage

And then is heard no more.  It is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing.























































To answer Questions 27-32, please read the following passage from Act V of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth. Choose the best responses to the prompts next to the passage. There is one and only one correct answer to each prompt.


Act V Scene viii Lines 6-34


I have no words:

My voice is in my sword, thou bloodier villain

Than terms can give thee out!

[They fight]


                                                  Thou losest labour:

As easy mayst thou the intrenchant air

10 With thy keen sword impress as make me bleed.

Let fall thy blade on vulnerable crests;

I bear a charmed life, which must not yield

To one of woman born.



                         Despair thy charm,

And let the angel whom thou still hast served

15 Tell thee, Macduff was from his mother's womb

Untimely ripped.


Accursed be that tongue that tells me so,

For it hath cowed my better part of man!

And be these juggling fiends no more believed

20 That palter with us in a double sense,

That keep the word of promise to our ear

And break it to our hope. I'll not fight with thee.


Then yield thee, coward,

And live to be the show and gaze o' the time.

25 We'll have thee, as our rarer monsters are,

Painted on a pole, and underwrit,

“Here may you see the tyrant.”



                                                      I will not yield,

To kiss the ground before young Malcolm's feet

And to be baited with the rabble's curse.

30 Though Birnam Wood be come to Dunsinane

And thou opposed, being of no woman born,

Yet I will try the last. Before my body

I throw my warlike shield. Lay on, Macduff,

And damned be him that first cries, 'Hold, enough!'

                                                                               [They exit fighting. Alarums.


                             They enter fighting, and Macbeth is slain. Macduff exits carrying off Macbeth’s body.] 
































































































































































The Juror’s Job
 By Danielle Olander


A jury is made up of people who take time out from their regular routines to perform one of the highest duties of U.S. citizenship. “I consider trial by jury,” Thomas Jefferson said, “as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” How are jurors selected? What is jury duty like? I recently discovered the answers to these questions.

Like other U.S. citizens who are registered voters with driver’s licenses or state identification cards, I was eligible to serve on a jury. So when I received a summons in the mail to report for jury duty (or else be held in contempt of court), I made a note of the date and cleared my calendar. While I do not work outside my home, employers are required to allow their workers to report for jury duty.

On the date specified in my summons, I went to the county courthouse in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as instructed. After passing through the security checkpoint, I waited in the jury assembly room for orientation, along with 250 other people from my community who had also received notices. The jury clerk informed us that three cases were on the docket. Each case required 12 jurors and two alternates (for backup, in case something happens to one of the 12 jurors). All of them would be chosen from a pool of 40 people. Pools are generated randomly by computer. I was in the first pool to be led into a courtroom.

We sat in the back while the judge asked us general questions to see whether we could act impartially.

The first case for which the court was selecting a jury involved a home invasion and domestic violence. The defendant was charged with forcing open a window and entering the house after he had been ordered by a judge to stay away. The defendant also was accused of slightly injuring his former girlfriend after she told him to leave. From a small wooden box, the judge’s clerk drew 14 numbers, each of which corresponded to a name. When I heard my name, I took a seat in the jury box. Once the first 14 people were seated, voir dire
[1] began. After about two hours of questioning, both the prosecuting and defending attorneys agreed on 14 jurors. The judge reminded us not to speak about the details of the case with anyone. My first day as a juror was over.

The next morning, my fellow jurors and I were sworn in. We promised to “justly decide the questions submitted to [us] . . . and render [our] verdict [judgment] only on the evidence . . ." The judge spent almost an hour instructing us on the nature of evidence and the presumption of innocence. He told us to assume that the defendant was innocent until the prosecutor proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he was guilty.

For the rest of that day and the next, we listened to opening arguments from both sides. We listened to witnesses answer questions, and we heard stories that did not agree. We observed the body language of the people on the witness stand to see whether we could determine who was telling the truth. We watched, but never heard from, the defendant. A defendant is innocent until proven guilty, so he or she is not required to say anything in his or her defense. We listened when the judge interrupted a witness to clarify a point. He was like an umpire, making sure everyone stayed within the rules without actually becoming part of the game. We looked at evidence: a 9-1-1 tape, a cell phone, a set of keys, and photographs of muddy footprints by a window.

Finally, on the fourth day of the trial, we heard closing arguments from each side. The judge gave us additional instructions on deliberation, the alternate jurors were dismissed, and we left the courtroom for the jury room to discuss the case.

[1] examination of a witness