Macbeth Quote Recognition - English IV Question Preview (ID: 44506)


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“Out, out, brief candle! Life is but a walking shadow, a poor actor that struts and worries during his house on stage and then is never heard from again. Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of noise and clamor but devoid of meaning.”
a) Macbeth
b) Macduff
c) Macduff's Son
d) Lady Macduff

“Out, damned spot! Come out, I command you!”
a) Lady Macduff
b) Macbeth
c) Siward
d) Lady Macbeth

“Sharpen your sword against this pain. Turn grief into anger. Don’t block up your heart--unleash its rage.”
a) Macbeth
b) Macduff
c) Malcolm
d) Lady Macduff

“I cannot make you evil simply by imagining you are so. Angels remain bright even though Lucifer, the brightest angel, fell from Heaven. Even if evil goes disguised as righteousness, the righteous cannot change the way they appear.”
a) Malcolm
b) Macbeth
c) Macduff
d) Lady Macbeth

“I see by the pricking of my thumbs -- something wicked this way comes.”
a) Hecate
b) Siward
c) Three Witches
d) Macbeth

“What is a traitor?” “One who swears a promise and then breaks it.”
a) Siward
b) Macduff's Son/Lady Macduff
c) Macduff's Son/Lady Macbeth
d) Macbeth

“He will think himself greater than fate--he will mock death and think himself above wisdom, grace, and fear. And as you all know, confidence is mankind’s greatest enemy.”
a) Macbeth
b) Hecate
c) Macduff's Son
d) Macduff

“Blood will have blood, they say. The dead will have their revenge. Gravestones have been know to move, and trees to speak, to bring guilty men to justice.”
a) Macduff
b) Macduff's Son
c) Macbeth
d) Hecate

“Thanks for that. The grown serpent lies there dead--but the young worm that escaped will bread his venom, given time. But for now he has no fangs.”
a) Macbeth
b) Macduff
c) Banquo
d) Siward

“We have slashed the snake, not killed it. She will heal and revive, and we’ll be threatened by her fangs once again.”
a) Lady Macduff
b) Macduff
c) Macbeth
d) Lady Macduff

“Each dog may be classified according to the natural gifts that distinguish it from other dogs--and so it is with men.”
a) Macbeth
b) Macduff
c) Banquo
d) Ross

“What wasteful ambition, to destroy the source of one’s life!”
a) Macbeth
b) Macduff
c) Ross
d) Siward

“Whose hands are these? Ha! They’re plucking out my eyes! Can all the water in the ocean wash this blood clean from my hands? No, this hand would stain the seas scarlet, turning the green waters red.”
a) Macbeth
b) Macduff
c) Siward
d) Ross

“Is this a dagger I see in front of me, the handle point toward my hand?...Fateful apparition, isn’t it possible to touch you as well as see you? Or are you nothing more than a dagger of the mind, a hallucination from my fevered brain?”
a) Macduff
b) Macbeth
c) Ross
d) Siward

“If you will support me when the time comes, there will be something in it for you.” “So long as I can do it with a clear conscience, I will support you.”
a) Macbeth
b) Macduff
c) Macduff's Son
d) Ross

“You should look like an innocent flower, but be like the serpent that hides underneath.”
a) Lady Macduff
b) Macbeth
c) Macduff
d) Lady Macbeth

“Come, you spirits that assist murderous thoughts, take away my womanhood and fill me from head to toe with deadly cruelty.”
a) Lady Macbeth
b) Lady Macduff
c) Macbeth
d) Hecate

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair.”
a) Three Witches
b) Lady Macbeth
c) Lady Macduff
d) Macbeth

“If fate wants me to be king, why, perhaps fate will take care of it, and I won’t have to do anything.”
a) Macduff
b) Macbeth
c) Lady Macbeth
d) Banquo

“Well then, he’s God’s soldier now. If I had as many sons as hairs, I couldn’t hope for a fairer death for any of them. And thus my mourning is complete.”
a) Macbeth
b) Malcolm
c) Macduff
d) Siward

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