English 2148 FINAL Exam
8. “And often times to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths; Win us with honest trifles, to
betray's in deepest consequence.” In this speech, Banquo warns Macbeth that
a) it is sometimes good for a man to suffer.
b) the witches will expect to be rewarded.
c) the witches will betray Macbeth by telling him what he wants to hear.
d) the witches might speak truthfully and bestow small favors in order to cause Macbeth's downfall.
When Malcolm says, “There’s no bottom, none, in my voluptuousness,” he is
a) boasting about his unique talents.
b) claiming he should be king.
c) testing Macduff.
apologizing for being fat.
10. When Macbeth says, “Ay, in the catalogue ye go for men, as hounds and greyhounds…are clepted all by the
name of dogs,” he is speaking to
a) a gang of murderers.
b) his soldiers.
c) the opposing army.
d) Duncan’s servants.
11. In his statement "We hear our bloody cousins are bestowed in England and in Ireland, not confessing their cruel
patricide," Macbeth is referring to
a) Macduff and his family.
b) Malcolm and Donalbain.
c) Edward and Siward.
d) Banquo and Fleance.
12. Who says, “The liars and swearers are fools, for there are liars and swearers enough to beat the honest men and
hang them up”?
a) Lady Macbeth
b) Macduff’s son
13. The scene with the castle’s porter opening the gates for Macduff is a good example of
a) comic relief.
b) dramatic irony.
14. When Hamlet says “you shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby,” he is
a) criticizing the royal chef.
b) making fun of Claudius.
c) giving directions to Polonius’s body.
d) telling Horatio how to find the ghost.
15. Who says he would be willing to cut someone’s “throat in the church”?
16. When Hamlet asks, “What’s Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba,” what is he asking?
a) Why is this guy so in love with a strumpet?
b) Have those two folks been having an affair?
c) How can this guy be so distraught over the death of a fictional character ?
d) Is Hecuba someone we should know?
17. When Gertrude says “The lady doth protest too much,” she is
a) criticizing Ophelia.
b) criticizing an actor.
c) thinking about her own rude behavior
d) upset with her gabby servant
18. Answer this riddle: “What is he that builds stronger than either the mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?
a) a poet
b) a gallows maker
c) a grave maker
d) a politician
, what is ‘The Mousetrap”?
a) The place where Hamlet hid Polonius’s body