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English 12

Test: Seafarer-Macbeth, Act

1. Define epic and give an example of one we have studied in class. (2 pts.)

2.
pts)

Define frame story and give an example of one we have studied in class. (2

3.

Define allegory and give an example of one we have studied in class. (2pts.)

4.

Define tragedy and give an example on one we have studied in class (2pts.)

5.
Define elegiac poetry and give an example of one we have studied in class.
(2 pts)

6.

List two of the four characteristics of a tragic hero. (2 pts.)

MULTIPLE CHOICE: Choose the response which is most correct. (1 pt. each )
___1. What would be considered Macbeths tragic flaw?
A.
obdurate pride
C. vaulting ambition
B.
mistaken morality:
D. wanton wickedness:
___2. Which character symbolizes man the way he is?
A.
Plowman
C. Banquo
B.
Bedivere
D. Knight

___3. What happens first in Macbeth?


A.
death of Duncan
B.
death of Cawdor

C. death of Malcolm
D. death of Banquo

___4. Who was happy with the nights fierce work?


A.
Beowulf
C. Arthur

B.

Grendel

D. Lady Macbeth

___5. Who is too full of the milk of human kindness?


A.
Parson
C. Duncan
B.
Arthur
D. Macbeth
___6. What does Lady Macbeths ringing of a bell signify in Act 11?
A.
the guests should come to dinner
C. its time to kill Duncan
B.
Banquo has arrived at the castle
D. it symbolizes Macbeths guilt
___7. What do Duncans sons do after the murder of their father?
A.
flee
C. weep
B.
accuse Macbeth
D. accuse Lady Macbeth
___8. Who or what is responsible for the failure of the treaty in Morte dArthur?
A.
serpent
C. Mordred
B.
a knight
D. mutual distrust
___9. Hamartia means what?
A.
pride
B.
tragic hero

C. tragic flaw
D. tragic irony

__10. According to the Weird Sisters whose sons will be kings?


A.
Duncans
C. Macbeths
B.
Banquos
D. Macduffs
__11. What is the purpose of the Porters scene in Act II?
A.
to ridicule Macbeth
C. to inform the viewer of the
murder
B.
comic relief
D. to describe Hells environment
__12. Whose ghost appears to Macbeth in Act III?
A.
Duncans
C. Malcolms
B.
the bodyguards
D. Banquo
__13. What does Macbeth see a vision of just before the murder of Duncan?
A.
a ghost
C. a bloody dagger
B.
the witches
D. Lady Macbeths death
__14. What vision does Macbeth see after the death of Banquo?
A.
a ghost
C. Macduffs betrayal
B.
the death of Malcolm
D. a vision of Hell
__15. What term does Chaucer use to describe society?
A.
brotherhood
C. family
B.
nation
D. fellowship
IN A MINIMUM OF TWO COMPLETE SENTENCES, STATE WHO YOU THINK
THE THIRD MURDERER IS IN ACT 3 OF MACBETH AND TELL WHY YOU
THINK IT IS THIS PERSON. (3 POINTS)

ESSAY: RESPOND TO ONE OF THE TWO QUESTIONS. DO NOT ANSWER


BOTH. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF SIX COMPLETE
SENTENCES AND HAVE AT LEAST THREE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES FROM THE
TEXT THAT SUBSTANTIATE YOUR RESPONSE. (8 POINTS)
1.

Explain how Macbeth fits the definition of a tragic hero.

2.
Discuss how the conflict between appearance and reality is a theme of
Macbeth.