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Twelfth Grade (Grade 12) Literature Questions

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Grade 12 MacBeth
"Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?" (Act II, Scene I)

This line shows
  1. one of Macbeth's first descents into madness.
  2. that someone has been trying to kill Macbeth.
  3. Macbeth's knowledge of and skill with daggers.
  4. the way Macbeth plans to murder King Duncan.
Grade 12 MacBeth
"Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness." (Act I, Scene V)

Lady Macbeth says this line because she
  1. wants Macbeth to know she loves him.
  2. disagrees with the plans Macbeth has made.
  3. is afraid that she will be Macbeth's next victim.
  4. does not think Macbeth can complete the murder.
Grade 12 MacBeth
"If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me." (Act I, Scene III)

Macbeth says this line to show that he
  1. has killed the king.
  2. desires wealth and fame.
  3. believes in the power of luck.
  4. has begun to believe the witches' prophecy.
Grade 12 MacBeth
"Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player 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." (Act V, Scene V)

These lines show
  1. Macbeth's extreme sorrow at the death of his wife.
  2. the negativity Macbeth has begun to feel about life.
  3. that Macbeth knows he is about to be attacked by an army.
  4. the witches' plan to use Macbeth as a pawn in their larger scheme.
Grade 12 MacBeth
How does Shakespeare create an air of uncertainty when the witches talk?
  1. He does not identify who is speaking.
  2. He incorporates a variety of oxymorons.
  3. He has them always speak in rhyming couplets.
  4. He mixes choral speech with individual expressions.
Grade 12 Beowulf
Grade 12 MacBeth
Before he became Thane of Cawdor, what was Macbeth's title?
  1. Sir Macbeth
  2. Thane of Glamis
  3. Lord of Norweyan
  4. He did not have a title.
Grade 12 MacBeth
At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is viewed as
  1. a mighty warrior.
  2. a careless soldier.
  3. a heartless leader.
  4. a vicious murderer.
Grade 12 Beowulf
Beowulf says he will fight Grendel in this manner.
  1. Without weapons
  2. Only using a dagger
  3. With magic
  4. With poison
Grade 12 Beowulf
Beowulf is permitted to meet with Hrothgar under this one condition.
  1. He must take his shoes off.
  2. He must leave his weapons outside.
  3. He must swear allegiance to Hrothgar.
  4. He must wash his hands.
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