Quote Identification And Analysis Of Macbeth

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  • 1. 

    "Fair is Foul, and foul is fair" is spoke by who in the book?

    Correct Answer
    The witches
    The three witches
    All three witches
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The witches, The three witches, All three witches." In the book, the line "Fair is Foul, and foul is fair" is spoken by the witches. This line reflects their deceptive and manipulative nature, as they twist the meanings of words and play with the concepts of good and evil. By stating that what is fair is actually foul and vice versa, the witches set the tone for the dark and chaotic events that unfold throughout the story.

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  • 2. 

    Out of the following, name any that could be what the previous quote was about

    • A.

      They were speaking of the foliage

    • B.

      They were speaking of the paradoxes in the play

    • C.

      It was a prophecy for Macbeth's future

    • D.

      The Witches were describing their hair

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. They were speaking of the paradoxes in the play
    C. It was a prophecy for Macbeth's future
    Explanation
    The previous quote could be about the paradoxes in the play and could also be a prophecy for Macbeth's future.

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  • 3. 

    "There's no art to the mind's construction through the face." This quote was spoken by ____________ to ____________. 

    Correct Answer(s)
    Duncan, Malcolm
    Duncan, his son
    The king, Malcolm
    The king, his son
  • 4. 

    The previous quote is an example of foreshadowing. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Foreshadowing is a literary technique where the author hints or suggests future events in the story. In this case, the statement suggests that the previous quote is an example of foreshadowing. Since the statement is true, it implies that the previous quote contains elements that hint at or suggest future events in the story, thus demonstrating the use of foreshadowing.

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  • 5. 

    "Yet I do fear thy nature; it is too full o' the milk of human kindness." This quote is spoken by who?

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Lady Macbeth

    • C.

      Banquo

    • D.

      Duncan

    • E.

      Ross

    Correct Answer
    B. Lady Macbeth
    Explanation
    In this quote, the speaker expresses fear towards someone's nature, specifically their kindness and compassion. This suggests that the person being referred to may not possess the necessary ruthlessness or ambition to carry out certain actions. Given Lady Macbeth's well-known ambition and her role in encouraging Macbeth to commit regicide, it is likely that she is the one being referred to in this quote.

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  • 6. 

    Who is Lady Macbeth talking about in the pervious quote? What does she fear about him and why? 

  • 7. 

    "Sprits that tend on moral thoughts, unsex me here...make thick my blood." This quote was spoken by _______ to ________?

    Correct Answer
    Lady Macbeth, herself
    Lady Macbeth, Lady Macbeth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lady Macbeth, herself. In this quote from Shakespeare's play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is speaking to herself. She is asking the spirits to remove her feminine qualities and make her more ruthless and remorseless in order to carry out the murderous plans she and her husband have devised. The phrase "make thick my blood" suggests that she wants to be desensitized to the guilt and moral consequences of their actions.

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  • 8. 

    Why does Lady Macbeth want the sprits to "unsex" her?

    • A.

      She doesn't want to do house work anymore

    • B.

      She thinks men are better than women in every way

    • C.

      She thinks men are emotionless and capable of anything

    • D.

      She wanted to be stronger

    • E.

      She thinks she'd be cooler as a guy

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. She thinks men are emotionless and capable of anything
    D. She wanted to be stronger
    Explanation
    Lady Macbeth wants the spirits to "unsex" her because she believes that men are emotionless and capable of anything. She desires to be stronger and believes that by removing her feminine qualities, she will gain the power and ruthlessness that she perceives men possess. This reflects her ambition and the lengths she is willing to go to achieve her goals, even if it means sacrificing her femininity.

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  • 9. 

    The quote, "Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle towards my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still." is spoken by Duncan before he was murdered. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The quote, "Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle towards my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still." is actually spoken by Macbeth, not Duncan. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth hallucinates a dagger before he commits the murder of King Duncan. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 10. 

    What does the pervious quote mean for Macbeth? 

    • A.

      He thinks the dagger is very pretty

    • B.

      Lack of sleep has caused him to hallucinate

    • C.

      Magic ghost daggers, which haunt the castle, are coming for him

    • D.

      The pressures of murdering Duncan have started to take a toll on his sanity

    Correct Answer
    D. The pressures of murdering Duncan have started to take a toll on his sanity
    Explanation
    Bonus points if you answered C! :)

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  • 11. 

    "Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand would rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red." This is spoken by who?

    • A.

      Lady Macbeth

    • B.

      Duncan

    • C.

      Macduff

    • D.

      Macbeth

    Correct Answer
    D. Macbeth
    Explanation
    In this quote, the speaker is reflecting on the guilt and remorse they feel after committing a murder. They are questioning whether the vastness of the ocean could ever cleanse their hands of the bloodstains. The mention of Neptune's ocean and the desire for the seas to turn red suggest a desire for their guilt to be visible and acknowledged. Lady Macbeth, Duncan, and Macduff are not the ones speaking these lines. Therefore, the correct answer is Macbeth.

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  • 12. 

    The quote: "A little water clears us of this deed," is spoken by Lady Macbeth. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Shakespeare's play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth utters the quote "A little water clears us of this deed" after she and her husband have committed the murder of King Duncan. This statement reflects Lady Macbeth's belief that washing away the physical evidence of the crime will also absolve them of the guilt and consequences. It showcases her ruthless and manipulative nature, as she tries to convince herself and Macbeth that they can easily escape the moral consequences of their actions.

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  • 13. 

    Using the two pervious quotes, what do we learn about the different ways Macbeth and his wife feel about guilt?

  • 14. 

    "There's daggers in men's smiles: the near in blood, the nearer bloody" Was spoken by who?

    • A.

      Malcolm

    • B.

      Macbeth

    • C.

      Duncan

    • D.

      Donalbain

    Correct Answer
    D. Donalbain
  • 15. 

    What does the pervious quote mean?

    • A.

      The closer the relative, the more likely they will kill

    • B.

      There will be a lot of blood soon

    • C.

      Someone is about to be betrayed

    Correct Answer
    A. The closer the relative, the more likely they will kill
    Explanation
    The quote suggests that the closer the relationship between individuals, the higher the chances of one person harming or killing the other. This implies that trust and loyalty may not always exist within close relationships, and there is a potential for betrayal or violence.

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