APEX: English 9 (Semester 2 – 1.4.3 TEST(CST) ANSWERS): Shakespeare’s Macbeth

These definitions for sequence appear in the dictionary. Which one best fits the context of the passage? The order in which they intended to happen.
By the end of the play, Macbeth is seen by some as a villain. Which lines from the play best illustrate this? “We’ll have thee, as our rarer monsters are, Painted upon a pole, and underwrite, “Here may you see the tyrant.”
[sidenote: read the passage]Which evidence from the text best supports the idea that Lady Macbeth believes that Macbeth will not be strong enough to do what is necessary in order to become king? Yet do I fear thy nature; / It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness / To catch the nearest way
[sidenote: read the passage]What character trait does the witches’ prophecy encourage in Macbeth? Ambition
[sidenote: read the passage]What literary technique does Shakespeare use by suddenly introducing a ghost into the play? Surprise
The two styles are different. Why would Shakespeare create different styles for different characters? The supernatural characters have more poetic styles than the ordinary characters, in order to distinguish their roles.
What character type is found in both Welles’s Macbeth and Shakespeare’s Macbeth? They are both tragic heroes.
Which literary technique do the lines demonstrate? Foreshadowing
Which evidence from the text best supports the idea that Malcolm and Donalbain believe they need to flee Scotland before someone tries to murder them too? This murderous shaft that’s shot / Hath not yet lighted, and our safest way / Is to avoid the aim.
Macbeth learns about Lady Macbeth’s death after the audience does. What literary technique does Shakespeare use by doing this? Tension
When the play begins, Macbeth is introduced as a brave hero. Which line from the passage best illustrates this? More is thy due than more than all can pay
How is the version of Macbeth created by Orson Welles different from the original Macbeth? Welles’s version had a Haitian voodoo element that was not in the original
[sidenote: read the passage]Which lines show how Macbeth reacts to Duncan’s plans for his son, Malcolm? That is a step On which I must fall down, or else o’erleap, For in my way it lies.
The events of Shakespeare’s Macbeth took place in Scotland. Where did Welles set his version of Macbeth? Haiti
Why did Shakespeare choose to write this play in the meter of iambic pentameter? He wanted it to have a more natural, lyrical flow that is pleasing to the ear.
Which word could best replace the word nervous without changing the overall meaning of the passage? Worried
What is the effect of the meter and rhyme scheme used by the three witches? It serves to separate them from the rest of the characters and dialogue, thereby catching the readers’ or listeners’ attention.
[sidenote: read the passage]Based on this dictionary definition, which sentence correctly uses the word balm? Spending the day at the beach reading a good book can be a balm for a troubled heart.
Which supernatural element described in the passage helps build tension by foreshadowing a future event? Macbeth sees a dagger that disappears.
Which evidence from the text best supports the idea that Macbeth has decided to stop being unsure and will take action? The flighty purpose never is o’ertook / Unless the deed go with it”