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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 9 Plays
Annie frequently has flashbacks. What do these flashbacks show?
  1. Annie's brother became sick and died.
  2. Annie was born deaf and blind like Helen.
  3. Annie's life was changed by an experiment.
  4. Annie was a popular person in the institution.
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 9 Plays
Which adjective best describes Annie?
  1. lonely
  2. scared
  3. sensible
  4. determined
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 9 Plays
Why does Annie say she is a good choice for working with Helen? (Choose all that apply)
  1. She is blind.
  2. She is energetic.
  3. She does not want money.
  4. She does not have any family.
  5. She has done a lot of research.
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 9 Plays
According to Annie, why is it good that Helen has tantrums?
  1. It means she can talk.
  2. It means she is bright.
  3. It means she is not sick.
  4. It means she is not lonely.
Grade 9 Plays
What largely causes Helen to become frustrated in the beginning of the play?
  1. She never gets what she wants.
  2. She is easily scared by loud noises.
  3. She dislikes sharing attention with her little sister.
  4. She wants to communicate and doesn't know how.
Grade 9 Plays
Which choice best describes how Helen became blind and deaf?
  1. She was born that way.
  2. She was in a bad car accident.
  3. She became sick with a high fever.
  4. She participated in a trial study for medication.
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 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.
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