english second semester exam quotes
“So Foul and fair a day I have not seen.” (speaker and explanation)
Macbeth; day is foul because of the weather.
” I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way.” (speaker, spoken about, explanation)
Lady Macbeth; Macbeth; she’s saying he’s to kind to be evil.
“This castle has a pleasant seat; the air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself upon our gentle senses.” (speaker, and significance)
King Duncan; oblivious to what is being plotted
“False Face must hide what false heart must know.” (Speaker, Explanation)
Macbeth; your heart knows what you did but your face doesn’t show it
“If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well it done quickly.” (speaker, spoken about what?)
Macbeth; Killing Duncan
” We fail! But screw your courage to the sticking place, and we’ll not fail.” (speaker, spoken to, spoken about what?)
Lady Macbeth; Macbeth; Telling Macbeth to suck it up and stop
“To know my deed, ’twere best not know myself.” (speaker, explanation)
Macbeth; knowing what I did, I don’t even know myself anymore.
“Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and caldron bubble.” (speaker, circumstances)
witches; boiling caldron with stuff about Macbeth
The witches’ line ” Fair is Foul and foul is fair” suggests that________________________.
things are not what they seem
Lady Macbeth says she fears Macbeth’s nature because he_______________________.
is too kind to kill ruthlessly
In Act I all of the following statements about Macbeth are accurate EXCEPT_______________________.
he is totally without moral conscience
Lady Macbeth prays to be “unsexed” because she______________.
wishes to be cruel, not weak and gentle
In his soliloquy, Macbeth gives all of the following reasons for letting Duncan live EXCEPT_______________.
Duncan is elderly and will die soon of natural causes
What reasons does Macbeth give Lady Macbeth for not going ahead with the murder?
Duncan has honoered him recently, and he doesn’t wish to tarish his reputation
Lady Macbeth plans to blame the murder on______________.
two of Duncan’s chamberlains
Macbeth’s vision of an imaginary dagger suggests that
his distrubed conscience
Lady Macbeth’s remark that “A little water clears us of this deed” is ____________________________
literally true, but psychologically untrue
Malcolm and Donalbain leaves Scotland because_____________________.
they fear for their own lives
Macbeth refers to his crown as “fruitless” and his scepter as “barren” because_________________.
the witches predicted that Banquo’s descendants will be king
Which of the following BEST describes Lady Macbeth at the beginning of ACT III?
She has achieved what she desires, but this achievement has not brought joy and contentment
Which of the following staements about the relationship of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth at the beginning of ACT III is MOST accurate?
Macbeth now takes the lead in planning , and Lady Macbeth no longer accuses him of cowardice
Lady Macbeth tries to explain Macbeth’s behavior at the banquet by saying_____________________.
it is an illness he has had since youth
Macbeth says that is sleeplessness and agitation result from a beginner at crime; he’s not yet a hardened criminal. This explanation is____________.
a form of self-deception, not wanted to admit his psychological stress to himself
The first apparition(an armed head)________________.
confirms Macbeth’s fear about Macduff
The second apparition’s statement (” laugh to scorn/ the power of man, for none woman born shall harm Macbeth”)
seems to Macbeth go against the first apparitions warning to beware Macduff
The show of eight kings indicates all of the following EXCEPT_________________________________
all of these kings will reign over England, Ireland, and Scotland
Macbeth’s comment about the witches(“Infected by the air whereon they rid;/ And damned all those who trust them!”) provides an instance of _____________.
All of the following are accurate statements about Lady Macduff’s reaction to the news that Macduff has fled to England EXCEPT__________________
She says that she is happy he is safe
What is the effect of placing the scene between Lady Macduff and her son immediately before the scene in which they are murdered?
Witnessing their warm, loving relationship increases the horror of their murders
Which of the following statements is LEAST accurate?
Macbeth has acted on Hecate’s warning to beware of Lady Macduff and Macduff’s children
Macduff’s comment that “Each new morn/ New widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows/ Strike heaven on the face” is ironic in that_______________
he doesn’t know that he is a widower
Who witnesses Lady Macbeth’s sleep walking scene?
In Lady Macbeth’s sleepwalking scene, she says, ” Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? The “old man” is________.
Lady Macbeth’s comment that ” all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this hand” is an ironic echo of all of the following EXCEPT_________________
her earlier command to leave the daggers by the guards
In Lady Macbeth’s directive, ” Wash your hands, put on your nightgown,” “your” refers to _____________
Why does Malcolm ask each solider to cut down a tree branch?
He wants to conceal the size of his army
Macbeth’s “Life’s but a walking shadow speech” stresses_____________________
Macduff fulfills the witches’ prophecy in that _________________
He was taken from his mother’s womb before she could give birth to him
_____________________ is considered by many to be the greatest sculptor in history
The sculptor in #28 (Michelanglo) was considered a master of portraying human form as evidenced in his sculpture entitled ________________
Leonardo Da Vinci painted these two famous works of the Renaissance ____________ and ____________
Last Supper and Mona Lisa
_________________ painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican
A well-known explorer during the Renaissance was __________
Why are historical periods inexact and generally unknown to the people who live during them?
They are named later by historians to describe general trends rather than precise beginnings and endings
Which of the following statements BEST characterizes the intellectual environment of the Renaissance?
As people became interested in the writings of the anicent Greece and Rome, They became more inquistive and creative
The intellectual movement known as humanism ______________.
joined the wisdom of the classics with that of the Bible, emphasizing ideals of wisdom and virtue
Why did the invention of printing with movable type have a great impact?
The wide availability of reading material allowed ideas to spread quickly
How did the monk Martin Luther contribute to the beginning of the Reformation?
By developing a personal form of Christianity not based on papal decrees
In the Mid- 1500s, many people in England were dissatisfied with the Church of England because they _____________________________
felt that the church was insufficiently reformed, merely a copy of Catholicism
England’s independence from the Catholic countries of the Mediterranean was ensured by _________
the English navy’s defeat of the Spanish Armanda in 1588
What caused an eleven- year gap in the line of English monarchs between 1649 and 1660?
England was ruled by Parliament and by the Purtian dictator Oliver Cromwell
The end of the English Renaissance was characterized by_______________________
increasing interest in secular, rather than religious, values