'macbeth' Act 1 Scene 7 Quiz

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Here is a quiz to help you test your knowledge of your quotations for this key scene from the play. Good Luck!


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  • 1. 

    Complete the following quotation: Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be What thou __  _______. __ _ __ ___ ___ ______; Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it.

    Explanation
    The speaker acknowledges that the person being addressed has been promised the titles of Glamis and Cawdor, and will become something even greater in the future. However, despite this promise, the speaker expresses fear about the person's nature. This suggests that the speaker believes the person has ambition but lacks the necessary qualities or morality to fulfill their potential without causing harm or chaos.

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  • 2. 

    Complete the following quotation: He is here in ______ ____. First as I am his kinsman and his subject

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "double trust". This phrase refers to the speaker's relationship with the person mentioned in the quotation. The speaker states that they have a double trust in the person because they are both their kinsman and their subject. This suggests that the speaker has a strong sense of loyalty and obligation towards this individual, as they are connected both by family ties and by their roles in society.

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  • 3. 

    Complete the following quotation: Who should against his murderer shut the door Not ____ ___ ____ ______.

    • A.

      Bear the knife myself

    • B.

      Bear the knife himself

    • C.

      Use the knife itself

    • D.

      Use the knife himself

    Correct Answer
    A. Bear the knife myself
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "bear the knife myself." This means that the person who should close the door on their murderer is the one who is directly responsible for the act of murder. Macbeth conveys that he is Duncan's host and should protecting Duncan against a murderer, rather than killing Duncan himself.

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  • 4. 

    Why was Macbeth so reluctant to kill the King? Choose as many answers that apply.

    • A.

      He felt that Duncan was a good king and did not deserve to die.

    • B.

      He felt that it would be better to do it in the morning.

    • C.

      He decided that he had no justification for it.

    • D.

      He was aware that Duncan was an annointed king and that he would be punished if he killed him.

    • E.

      He felth that Thane of Cawdor was enough for him.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. He felt that Duncan was a good king and did not deserve to die.
    C. He decided that he had no justification for it.
    D. He was aware that Duncan was an annointed king and that he would be punished if he killed him.
    E. He felth that Thane of Cawdor was enough for him.
    Explanation
    Macbeth was reluctant to kill the King because he believed that Duncan was a good king who did not deserve to die. He also felt that he had no justification for killing him and that the title of Thane of Cawdor was enough for him. Additionally, Macbeth was aware that Duncan was an anointed king and killing him would result in severe punishment.

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  • 5. 

    Macbeth believed that if he killed the King that there was a strong chance he would suffer as a result.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Macbeth believed that if he killed the King, there was a strong chance he would suffer as a result. This is because he was aware of the consequences of regicide, which was considered a grave offense in the society he lived in. Macbeth feared that his actions would lead to his downfall and bring about chaos and retribution. This belief reflects his internal struggle and the moral dilemma he faced before ultimately deciding to commit the regicidal act.

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  • 6. 

    Complete the following quotation: I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only _____ ______ ____ _____ ____ And falls on th’other

    Correct Answer
    Vaulting ambition which o’erleaps itself
    High thoughts that over'arch themselves
    Towering ambition which o'erleaps it
    Vaulting thoughts that o'erthrow me
  • 7. 

    Complete the following quotation: Art thou afeard __ __ ___ ____ __ ____ ___ ____ ___ _____ As thou art in desire?... And live a coward in thine own esteem

    • A.

      To be one in act as thou art in valor

    • B.

      To be one in valor as thou art in act

    • C.

      To be the same in thine own act and valor

    • D.

      To be matched in act as you are in valor

    Correct Answer
    C. To be the same in thine own act and valor
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that one should strive to be consistent in both their actions and their courage. It implies that it is not enough to only appear brave or courageous, but one must also act in a way that aligns with their valor. This quote encourages individuals to live authentically, being true to themselves and their values in both their words and deeds.

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  • 8. 

    What does Macbeth mean when he says this? Away, and mock the time with fairest show False face must hide what the false heart doth know

  • 9. 

    In this scene, Macbeth uses a soliloquy. What is meant by this term?

    • A.

      A dagger used in hunting

    • B.

      A dramatic device in which a character reveals their thoughts to the audience.

    • C.

      A dramatic device in which a character addresses another character without their knowledge

    • D.

      A medieval scrubbing brush

    Correct Answer
    B. A dramatic device in which a character reveals their thoughts to the audience.
    Explanation
    A soliloquy is a dramatic device in which a character reveals their thoughts to the audience. It is a monologue spoken by a character who is alone on stage, allowing the audience to hear their innermost thoughts and feelings. In this scene, Macbeth is likely speaking his thoughts aloud, providing insight into his mindset and motivations. This technique helps the audience understand the character's internal conflicts and adds depth to the storytelling.

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